fbpx

Featured

Dominican Associate Mary Ellen Eversman named Citizen of the Year

By Nick Taylor of the Effingham Daily News Mary Ellen Eversman, 85, said she was “shocked” when she was named 2024 Effingham Daily News Citizen of the Year during the Effingham County Chamber Gala at the Thelma Convention Center in Effingham on Jan. 20.  Since then, she said she feels like she has a “new lease […]

Dominican Associate Mary Ellen Eversman named Citizen of the Year Read More »

Community Day reflects past while looking to the future

Our annual Community Day is a homecoming for us each February and a chance to reflect on the past and contemplate the future. Because we are preparing for General Chapter in April, this year insights were shared about directions for the future. We had plenty of time for contemplation and sharing, and ended the day with Eucharist

Community Day reflects past while looking to the future Read More »

“Que vengan los niños”: las dominicas y el desarrollo de la fe de los niños

Por Carolyn White Aunque menos religiosas tienem ministerio en las aulas, no han perdido su amor por acompañar a los jóvenes en su camino de fe. He aquí un vistazo de cómo las hermanas dominicas de Springfield y sus asociados están en colaboración al servicio de los y las jóvenes, apoyando su formación en la

“Que vengan los niños”: las dominicas y el desarrollo de la fe de los niños Read More »

The Associate Antiracism Committee: A Valuable Link with SDART

By Daphne Skretvedt There are more than 400 Springfield Dominican associates spread over a wide geographic area in the U.S and Peru. Called to embody the Springfield Dominican charism, they share the sisters’ commitment to understanding and dismantling systemic racism in all spheres of life. The core of this effort is the work of SDART,

The Associate Antiracism Committee: A Valuable Link with SDART Read More »

Ministry of presence makes impact on real-life outcomes

The power of a few: Sisters at Marian Catholic are a transforming presence for students, parents Sister Jean Patrice Schingel has served at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, Ill., since 1995 as theology teacher, then as department chair, 2005-2019. Since 2020 she has worked in the Bracha Tutoring Center, Marian Catholic’s in-house academic tutoring

Ministry of presence makes impact on real-life outcomes Read More »

Dominicans cite their charism for slight rise in vocations

One of the largest congregations of women religious in the United States has seen a recent increase in vocations. While there’s no clear reasoning or data behind the trend, sisters in these two Dominican orders — Dominican Sisters of Peace and Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa — say it’s all because of their charism.  Read more about this here: https://www.ncronline.org/news/dominicans-cite-their-charism-slight-rise-vocations 

Dominicans cite their charism for slight rise in vocations Read More »

Building relationships that change lives

By Carolyn White While fewer sisters are ministering in classrooms, they haven’t lost their love of accompanying young people on their faith journeys. Here’s a glimpse at how Springfield Dominican sisters and associates are in partnership at the service of young folks, supporting their faith development and encouraging their personal and spiritual growth. Learning empathy

Building relationships that change lives Read More »

Sister Trinita receives lifetime achievement award

Sister Mary Trinita Eddington was recently honored with the 2023 DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award. She was nominated by the nursing staff at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Miss. “We wanted to celebrate her remarkable contributions and leadership over many decades,” said Tracey Smithson, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Dominic Hospital. “Her unwavering commitment and dedication have made

Sister Trinita receives lifetime achievement award Read More »

2024: A year for general chapter. What’s that?

Please join us in prayer for this important community gathering “General Chapter” is one of those terms Catholic sisters use that makes almost no sense to anyone else. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield’s general chapter is scheduled April 1-7, 2024, but preparations have been underway for about a year. Why is it such an important

2024: A year for general chapter. What’s that? Read More »

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

The last word: Insights from Sister Norma’s family Read More »

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

Christmas 2023 “That was relationship, that was Norma” Read More »

“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

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

Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois logo
Scroll to Top