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Top Ten Stories of 2018

What an amazing year 2018 was.  Looking back there were so many ups and downs it is hard to believe that some of the events happened only in 2018. Here is a list of our top ten stories in order of engagement by you over the entire year.  Sister Mary Jo Acquires Fame on the …

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A sacred space in conversation with the world

This essay first appeared in the October 7, 2018 edition of the Springfield State Journal-Register’s Beliefs column, to which Sister Beth Murphy is a frequent contributor. “This is a chapel built for the ages!” So exclaimed an awe-struck teenage visitor to Sacred Heart Convent Chapel last spring. It’s true. The chapel where we Dominican Sisters …

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Architectural Historian Presents on Sacred Heart Convent Chapel

Anthony Rubano’s commute takes him past Sacred Heart Convent chapel nearly every day, but it wasn’t until he got his first peek inside that he realized what an architecture gem was hiding in plain sight in Springfield’s Historic West Side neighborhood. Rubano, a project director for the Illinois Historic Preservation Office, will share his love …

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Why Care about the Sisters’ Prayer?

Dominican Sisters Welcome the Public for Solemn Evening Prayer October 7 Like all Catholic sisters around the world, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield gather at least twice a day for Liturgy of the Hours, a prayer tradition that pre-dates Christianity. The sisters’ prayer incorporates psalms, canticles, and sacred texts from Jewish and Christian scriptures. Springfield …

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Dominican Sisters Announce Open House Schedule

October 7 event celebrates 50 years of prayer & ministry at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel Springfield, Ill.—A complete schedule for the October 7 open house at Sacred Heart Convent, is announced today by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. This rare public event, Sacred Time, Sacred Space, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the …

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Sacred Heart Convent Open House

Sacred Time, Sacred Space October 7, 2018 Springfield, Ill.–The public is invited to Sacred Heart Convent, the motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, on October 7, 2018, for a rare public open house commemorating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of their historic chapel at 1237 W. Monroe Street, Springfield, IL 62704. Sacred Time, …

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