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New Leadership of the Springfield Dominican Sisters Installed

The Rite of Installation for Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, OP, Sister Mila Díaz Solano, OP, and Sister Marie Michelle Hackett, OP, took place at Sacred Heart Convent on June 15, 2019, during Mass, in a full chapel. The sisters and many of the new team’s family were in attendance. Sister …

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Sister Mary Martina Finn, OP

Sister M. Martina’s Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Aquinas Center, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St. in Springfield. The visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Father Richard Chiola, celebrant. Morning Prayer, Remembering, and Final Commendation: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, …

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What can you do today to end systemic racism?

Sister Marcelline Koch, OP, during the January 2019 Associate Candidate session, “Catholic Social Teaching” examining the parts of Luke 4:18 in detail. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of …

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New Associate Judy Babb-Troxell Brings Dog Therapy to Sacred Heart Convent

Judy Babb-Troxell just made her commitment as a Dominican Associate the first week of May. This morning she visited the sisters inside Sacred Heart Convent for a little dog-therapy with her golden retriever, Haddie Grace Troxell. Haddie Grace took part in her first Mass and then visited the sisters in their rooms.  Judy’s cousin, Sisters …

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“Desire so deep”—Teenage Actor Nails the Call to Religious Life

What Mundelein “Sister Act-ress” Mary McMurray Learned Mary McMurray’s mom works at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Ill. That’s the key to understanding everything about this story. Mary, a public high school student in Mundelein, was cast as Mary Robert, the postulant, in her school’s performance of Sister Act. Most of the students …

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Dominican Sisters Welcome Associate Class of 2019

Sixteen Illinoisans Promise CollaborationWith the Dominican Preaching Mission Springfield, Ill.—Sixteen Illinois residents made formal commitment as associates of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield during a ceremony at Sacred Heart Convent on May 5, 2019. Use the tabs below to learn more about the new associates. Chatham Chicago Crete Frankfort Jacksonville Lincoln Springfield Chatham Dave Sanders, …

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