Giving Tuesday is Today!

By Website Administrator | December 1, 2015

  Giving Tuesday 2015 is Dec 1.  You can be part of the celebration by giving back to the Springfield Dominican Sisters’ community.  Click here to donate now. Join the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement today!   Mission knows no age   Please help us care for some of your favorite Sisters. May God bless you for your kindness and generosity.    [one_third] Sister Agnes Ann Pisel, OP, 77, spent most of her 53 years as a Dominican Sister of Springfield in the classroom […]

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Pray for Climate Conference

By Website Administrator | November 30, 2015

Sisters, Associates and friends prayed for success of the Climate Conference in Paris. The Climate Change Conference opening in Paris today. In solidarity with people all over the world we joined the People’s Climate March. We invite you to pray at 10 AM with us each day until December 12, 2015 by closing your eyes, holding the vision of the healthy, peaceful, equitable world we all want while consciously breathing the vision in and out.

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Bearing Witness at the SOA/WHINSEC

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | November 25, 2015

Sisters Marcelline Koch and Kathlyn Mulcahy represented our congregation at the 25th annual School of the Americas Watch vigil at the gates of Ft. Benning, Georgia, Nov. 21-22, 2015. Here is their reflection on their experience. Saturday morning we drove the 40 miles to Lumpkin, Georgia, for the rally and 1.7 mile march to the Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest for-profit immigrant prisons in the country (1,752 beds).  There are more people inside the prison than […]

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In Memoriam. We remember our Sisters.

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | November 24, 2015

“They whom we love and lost are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are.” These words from St. John Chrysostom are full of light and consolation for those who mourn the death of loved ones. Here we share with you remembrances of our sisters who this year are joined forever with all the Saints and God, their source of life and their joy. Please join us in a prayer of thanksgiving for the […]

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Let The Light In

By Website Administrator | November 19, 2015

Sister Mary Edwina Finnegan, OP shares life-giving water with the flowers in late September as the sunlight pours in over the bell tower and the oak tree inside the Sacred Heart Convent courtyard. Visit our Instagram page to see more photos and videos of Sisters in ministry by clicking here.

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Be a Promoter of Encounter

By Website Administrator | November 17, 2015

Jesus: Prophet of Encounter, a daily reflection by Sr. Rose Marie Riley, OP, North American Coordinator on the Council of Dominican Sisters International. Read more at: http://www.op.org/en/lectio

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Peruvian Dance Lesson

By Website Administrator | November 17, 2015

This morning Sisters were given an impromptu dance lesson by Hermana Nérida Guardamino Pajuelo, OP of Perú.

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Care of Creation Quote: Laudato Si: 2

By Website Administrator | November 12, 2015

We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (Genesis 2:7); our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters. – Pope Francis, Laudato Si: 2

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