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Catholic Sisters Week

Needed: Courageous Women to Share the Gospel

By Debbie Berg Shibley Married for 26 years, Debbie lives in Iowa and has been a Springfield Dominican associate since 1998. From age 6 my life has been impacted by religious sisters whom I encountered while attending Catholic schools and the Newman Center in college. As a result of their influence, I attended Come and …

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Dominican Sisters Welcome the Curious to Weekend Events

“Even if you are just a little bit curious, you are welcome,” said Sister Denise Glazik about two upcoming opportunities for single Catholic women to explore religious life. The “Come & See” weekends are planned for Feb. 17-19 and March 10-12, 2023 at Cor Unum House—a convent nestled into one of Springfield’s friendliest neighborhoods. Single …

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First Person: What Difference do Catholic Sisters Make? What Difference does Sister Maristella Dunlavy Make?

While she was principal at Cathedral Grade School in Springfield, Sister Maristella enjoyed visits with Father John Titus who was at that time the vocation director for the diocese. Father John, it seems, saw something in Sister Maristella that prompted him to introduce her to some of the young men he knew who were discerning …

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“You Sisters Figured it Out” A Story for International Women’s Day

UPDATE: Read another inspiring story about Dalila, her mom, and the inspiring work of our sisters at Rosary High School and the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora, Ill. Here’s an International Women’s Day Special for the start of Catholic Sisters Week. Don’t miss this moving account of how one woman’s perseverance transformed her family’s fortunes …

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