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The last word: Insights from Sister Norma’s family

“The thing about Sister Norma is that she is a lot of fun”  So says her nephew Matt Grady, a what who lives where. His mother was one of the four Somers sisters:  Mary, the oldest, then Therese, Matt’s mom, then Norma and her youngest sister Gerry.  The two oldest sisters are deceased.   These siblings

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Christmas 2023 “That was relationship, that was Norma”

Sister Georgiana Stubner, OP Relationships are at the heart of all we do as Dominican sisters. Sister Georgiana Stubner learned that early, from Sister Norma Somers, who wove a tapestry of kindness and care, first with Sister Georgiana’s mother, and later, in a poignant way, with Sister Georgiana herself.  Your gift to the Dominican Sisters

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“Back then she was Sister Bernarda” – A Christmas tribute to Sister Norma Somers

Joy. Grace. Humility. These are the gifts Sister Norm Somers, aka Sister Bernarda, shares with the world today. Don’t we need more of that? Thank you in advance for your gift to the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. Sister Norma and Sister Beth are grateful for your generosity and your belief in the Dominican Sisters mission

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“Curiosity, Adventure, Companionship”

Sister Norma’s sense of curiosity and adventure persists as she ages. Even though she’s no longer traipsing along country backroads, she still gifts her sisters and loved ones with her companionship—and her curiosity about the world. When you make a gift to the Dominican Sisters, you enable the well-being of our senior sisters, Like Sister

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Christmas 2023 “Special in our hearts”

By Mike & Betty Goldasich Successful elementary school principals create a calm and orderly atmosphere in the school, providing unflappable leadership for students, teachers, and parents alike. That’s how Mike and Betty Goldasich remember Sister Norma, who was principal of Our Saviour School, Jacksonville, Ill., when their daughter attended.  Though fewer sisters are in classrooms

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