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Generosity, Serendipity, and the Life
Of Our Friend Leroy Jordan

Sister Marcelline Koch, standing, assists Sister M. Dominic Joerger while Leroy and Johnetta Jordan share a treasured photo. Thank you! On behalf of all our sisters, and with the gratitude of dozens of coworkers and hundreds of students who will benefit from your generosity to the annual St. Dominic Day appeal, thank you. Surely, it …

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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 together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home. Join Our Sisters and Associates Here are some ways …

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Give. Pray. Learn. Share.

Springfield Dominican Antiracism Team member Doug King enjoys a remote connection with team member Daphne Skretvedt during one of the last in-person team meetings in the fall of 2019. The next team meeting Sept. 11-12, 2020, will be completely virtual. Make the Difference! Join the Springfield Dominican Sisters Antiracism Mission. We’re near the end of …

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Saint Rose and the Rostros Concretos of the Marginalized

Springfield Dominican Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, a member of the congregation’s leadership team, preached this homily during evening prayer at Sacred Heart Convent  on  Sunday, August 23, the Feast of Dominican lay woman St. Rose of Lima. The Gospel Text: Matthew 16:24-27 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, …

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Mining for Transformation in Grief: Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma Shares at the LCWR 2020 Assembly

Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP waiting to speak at the 2020 General Assembly at Sacred Heart Convent Friday, August 7, 2020. Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, prioress general of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, was one of three leaders to  share their reflections on the topic Grief as a Catalyst for Transformation and Hope during …

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Springfield Dominican Sisters Confirm Corporate Stance on Migration

Photo: Sisters Judith Hilbing, Elyse Ramirez, Ann Clennon, and Marcelline Koch with SIAN co-chair Veronica Espina during 2017 DACA rally in Springfield, Illinois. Decision made to “affirm current and future ministries and commit to continue education of sisters and associates” on the many complexities of migration policy and the gospel demands of justice. Springfield, Ill. …

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Dreaming. Discerning. Governing. Inspiring.

This essay first appeared in the Springfield State Journal-Register, Sunday, August 9, 2020. Everyone is thinking about John Lewis. You could write about him.” As I was mulling over what to write for this column, a friend crossed my path with this timely suggestion. I’d not thought of that. St. Dominic was on my mind, …

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Building a Bridge is the Greatest Reward

In 45 years as a respiratory therapist I’ve never seen anything like this. Not AIDS. Not SARS. Nothing.” After “hello,” these were Howard Derrick’s first words to me on a May 1st video call from his office at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Miss. “This” was coronavirus. Howard, a Springfield Dominican associate, and I have served …

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Join Us in the Struggle against Human Trafficking

July 30 is World Anti-trafficking Day. Please join us in asking Attorney General William Barr to fund and enforce the 2008 Protect our Children Act. Dominican Sisters of Springfield are members of a powerful advocacy and education organization called U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking. Through this organization we have learned, educated others, and most …

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Coping with COVID:
Marian Catholic Makes Smooth Transition to E-Learning

“It’s like Steve had been preparing us for this moment for five years.” Springfield Dominican Sister Jean Patrice Schingel was talking about Steve Tortorello, principal of Marian Catholic High School. “This moment” was the school’s swift and effective pivot to online learning for more than 900 students because of the coronavirus pandemic last March. “Because …

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Marian Catholic Makes Smooth Transition to E-Learning
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