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Sister Ann Regina Baker, OP

Sister Ann Regina’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704 Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Funeral Mass live stream link Burial: Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, 1 p.m., Tuesday, …

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Indigenous Peoples Day 2021: The Both/And of Truth

Confused about which Federal holiday we are observing today? You are forgiven. The answer is that we are observing two Federal holidays October 11, 2021: The first-ever Federally recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day AND the seemingly forever-observance of Columbus Day. On Friday last week President Joseph Biden issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day AND …

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Sister Mary Gianini, OP

Sister Mary’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704 Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Funeral Mass live stream link Burial: Calvary Cemetery, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12. Livestream on …

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Trial & Grace: Loss, Grief and Hope in a Time of the Pandemic

This article originally appeared in the July 2021 Issue of JUST Words.  I measure every Grief I meet With narrow, probing, eyes – I wonder if it weights like Mine – or has an Easier size.[i] –Emily Dickinson From the beginning of the pandemic, up to the time of this writing, fourteen of our sisters, …

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Staying “in the Clay”

Associate Spotlight Mary Helen Rowland “All through my 28 years as a potter, God has helped me stay in the clay even through the busy-ness of life,” says Mary Helen (Call) Rowland, a second-generation Springfield Dominican Associate who lives in Weston, Va., and travels frequently to her hometown, Springfield, Ill. Through the years she has …

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“Is My Mic On?”
Dominican Associate Class of 2022 Prepares for “Hybrid” Formation

Just as parents and students know what “hybrid learning” is, so does the new class of Springfield Dominican Associate candidates. The Dominican Family has room for everyone. Two Springfield Dominican Sisters and two associates answer the question “What attracted you to the Dominican Family?” Hear stories from associates Vicki Schmidt and Kara Mernaugh and Sisters …

“Is My Mic On?”
Dominican Associate Class of 2022 Prepares for “Hybrid” Formation
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Sister Samuella’s 25 Tips to Living a Simple Lifestyle

This post was originally drafted in October of 2018 but somehow never got published. Check out the list below from Sister Samuella on how to live a simple, clean lifestyle. Seems like she may have had a peek into the future with her ideas on using more video conferencing and making sure to always support …

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Call & Response: The Ecological Crisis and Changing Your Heart

This article originally appeared in the JUST Words Summer Edition. Call by Tommy Walsh In recent years, debate over the environment has become a major factor in modern society. Between environmental recovery plans and seemingly never-ending arguments over climate change, some Americans have taken steps to do their part in the fight to save our …

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Sisters Anita Cleary, Judi Hilbing, and Pat Stark

Life at the Border: Simple Toys, New Shoes, and Solidarity

Disturbing images of children at the border were flooding the daily news. During the height of the immigration crisis, an invitation went out for volunteers to minister to those arriving in Texas to be processed through Catholic Charities of Laredo. In collaboration with a larger initiative of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the …

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Season of Creation. A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God.

Celebrate the Season of Creation with the Springfield Dominican Sisters

The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home. What is Oikos? Watch this 60-second video for a quick …

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Do Not Wait: How to Begin Saving the Planet Today

“Responding to the global climate crisis requires everyone’s action and we can’t wait a minute longer to begin.” Sister Sharon Zayac This was the message 100 Dominican sisters and associates from across the U.S. heard from Springfield Dominican Sister Sharon Zayac during the annual associates’ and sisters’ reflection day hosted each August by the Springfield …

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Dominican Sisters Launch First-Ever Podcast Series on Congregation’s 148th Anniversary

The new Springfield Dominican Sisters’ podcast series, F.L.O.W.cast, is streaming now at https://flowcastlisten.podbean.com/. You can also visit https://flowcastlisten.org/ to subscribe and receive each new episode in your inbox every Thursday. Click the buttons below to follow us on social media too! Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube F.L.O.W.cast is meant to be welcoming to a younger audience …

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Sister Kelly Moline Professes Perpetual Vows with Dominican Sisters of Springfield

By mid-day on Sunday, August 8, 2021, a defining moment of Sister Kelly Moline’s life had come and gone. Beyond that moment, what follows is a lifelong commitment to her vows of consecration to God as a Dominican Sister of Springfield. That, of course, is not a small or simple thing. As our Dominican Brother …

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Sister M. Stanley Karnosky, OP

Sister M. Stanley’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks required. Visitation: Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 12, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., August 12, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Funeral Mass live stream link Burial: …

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How to Handle “the Twisties”: A Master Class from Simone Biles

The twisties—getting lost and not knowing where you are in time and space—pretty much defines what life looks like right now for most of the world. – Sister Beth Murphy, OP A recent Washington Post article defines “the twisties” as “The sudden inability for a gymnast to make the requisite spins—or sometimes any spins—for a …

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