Positive Collaboration: Apostolic Visitation Report Overview

By Website Administrator | December 16, 2014

“We gratefully acknowledge this apostolic fervor among women religious and support them in their resolve to continue to respond courageously to the Holy Father’s urgent plea for spiritual conversion, intense love of God and neighbor, zeal for justice and peace.” – Statement of Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M. In December 2008, the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) made the decision to conduct an Apostolic Visitation with the institutes of women […]

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Save lives! Blood Drive at Sacred Heart Convent

By Website Administrator | December 15, 2014

Save lives! What: Blood Drive Where: Sacred Heart Convent When: Friday, December 19 On Friday, December 19th, Sacred Heart Convent will host a Blood Drive for the Central Illinois Community Blood Center. All presenting donors will be automatically entered in a drawing for prizes valued from $100-$1000 and all presenting donors will receive a CICB travel mug. Register in the DePorres Center in Sacred Heart. Please eat and drink before donating and bring a photo id or donor […]

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Hear them sing Silent Night to the Sisters!

By Website Administrator | December 11, 2014

God bless you, Cathedral School Students, for your visit today to Sacred Heart Convent!  Hear them sing Silent Night:  

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Pray for agreement in climate talks in Lima and shine a #LightForLima

By Website Administrator | December 8, 2014

  This December world leaders meet in Lima, Peru to reach an agreement that saves us from devastating climate change. Pray for agreement in climate talks in Lima and shine a #LightForLima. During Sunday evening prayers (12/07/14) Sisters met in the dining room and processed with candles to the Chapel. Sisters sung “Christ be our Light”.  In Chapel Sisters made a statement of the harm caused by climate change.  There were four readings – each followed by silence.  […]

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The Catholic Post: 'Retirement' not in vocabulary of Sister Mary Lou Owens, OP

By Website Administrator | December 4, 2014

Great interview with Dominican Sisters’ Mary Lou Owens, OP in The Catholic Post called: ‘Retirement’ not in vocabulary of Sister Mary Lou Owens, OP  by Jennifer Willems “I didn’t make a map and say, ‘This is where life is going to take me,’” Sister Mary Lou said. God is in control and “God is good in all of this.” Read the article: here See The Catholic Post Facebook Page: here

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Give to Ministries on #GivingTuesday

By Website Administrator | December 2, 2014

Today is #GivingTuesday. Take a break from the commercialism after Thanksgiving, and help us concentrate on the act of giving to ministries that the Dominican Sisters that make our communities and world better. We hope that you will take part in this day of giving by supporting the mission advancement of Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL. You can visit our donation page to learn more about contributing online by using PayPal. To designate your gift to support the […]

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In Memoriam

By Website Administrator | December 1, 2014

Reposting:  originally posted on 11/3/14 Please join us in prayer and remembrance of the Sisters whom God called home this past year.     We’re sorry, your browser doesn’t support IFrames. You can still visit this item., however. Enlarge this document in a new window Self Publishing with YUDU

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Sister Wilma Marie Broemmel

By Website Administrator | December 1, 2014

Our dear Sister Wilma Marie Broemmel died peacefully Sunday morning at home with us. We will miss her quiet presence and her gentle sense of humor.

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