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What Does it Mean to Live in Myanmar Now?

As a result of the fast spreading of civil war, the civilians had to flee for safety either to the jungle or to other villages or towns considered safer. In the conflict zones, the military forces would shoot anyone found in the streets and arrest anyone caught de­livering food supplies to the displaced people. Many …

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Who are the Dominicans that are in Myanmar?

FRIARS Myanmar is a country located in the western portion of mainland Southeast Asia, with a population of 53 million persons. It was formerly called Burma, has an ancient Buddhist tradition and contains many small ethnics groups. The Catholic population is less than 4%, or around 2 million persons. The presence of the Province of …

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Students at Marian Catholic Join Dominican Sisters to help others

Students at Marian Catholic High School along with members of The Emmaus Community in Olympia Fields helped 250 families in need during a community service project that gave a Thanksgiving meal before the holiday. Over 60 volunteers worked together to assemble and distribute food boxes filled with Thanksgiving staples that helped many have a full …

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End the Violence, Change the Systems, Transform Ourselves: A Pledge in the aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Colorado Springs

Springfield, Ill.—In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs on November 19, the elected leadership of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield today reaffirmed their opposition to exclusion and violence and pledged to work together with members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to halt the cycle of violence and initiate a path …

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Seeing the Work of the Spirit: East St. Louis and Peru

By Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, OP In our Prayer for the Life of the World, we daily ask that our hearts might be freed “to recognize and attend to Christ in hidden and unexpected places.” Some of these hidden places are lodged in our congregational past. Not unlike any organic process, a congregation’s earlier plantings …

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Addressing the Devastation of Climate Change?

The Dominican Sisters and Associates Have a Plan for that. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill., took Pope Francis up on his climate change challenge. They have just approved the first of a series of plans that they and their associates will put into action through 2023. The plan has three goals: Recognize and interrupt …

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Sister Rose Marie Riley and Sister Sharon

Jubilee Farm Honored
with Gold Level Award for Sustainability Leadership

Springfield, Ill.—For their leadership in integrating sustainable practices at Jubilee Farm, the Dominican Sisters were honored with a Gold Level certificate from Sustainable Springfield. This grass roots organization promotes and inspires sustainable solutions by local governments, the business community, and Springfield area citizens. Sister Rose Marie Riley, director of Jubilee Farm and Sister Sharon Zayac, …

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with Gold Level Award for Sustainability Leadership
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Celebrate the Season of Creation Sept 1-Oct 4

The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect our common home. The Season “Celebration” begins on 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on 4 October, …

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New Video: Dominican Family Opens the Springfield Dominican’s 150th Anniversary Year with Festive Liturgy

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield opened their anniversary celebration with a festive liturgy on the 149th anniversary of their founding. On Friday, August 19, the sisters were joined for the celebration by the Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Mary the Queen, members of the Dominican Laity, Dominican Associates, and the local ordinary, Bishop Thomas …

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Dominican Sisters Launch Second Season of F.L.O.W.cast

Graduates of Dominican high schools demonstrate the value of the High School Preaching Conference.   “The whole point of being a Dominican preacher is to be the light for others.”  “Every encounter we have is an opportunity to connect with another child of God.”  “All things according to God’s Will.”  This is just a small …

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Sister M. Raymunda Troeckler, OP

Sister M. Raymunda’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, …

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