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Perpetual Vow Ceremony Scheduled
for Sister Kelly Moline, OP

“Profession in the Order of Preachers is our way of responding to our baptismal call to proclaim the Gospel.” —Article 1, Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are pleased to announce the perpetual profession of vows of Sister Kelly Moline during the Eucharistic Liturgy at 10 a.m., Sunday, August …

Perpetual Vow Ceremony Scheduled
for Sister Kelly Moline, OP
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Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, OP

Of the 10 Children Joe and Louise Sobieck raised in Sauk Rapids, Minn., Sister Mary Jo was their youngest. Brothers Greg, Tim, Willie, Bob, and Charlie, and sisters Tina, Paula, Geri, and Meg have each lived an itinerant lifestyle all their own before returning to make a home among family and friends. Only Sister Mary …

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Sister Marcelline Koch, OP

Sister Marcelline Koch’s parents were Helen and William Koch of Mt. Sterling, Ill. When she entered the community after high school graduation there was already a Sister Marcelline from Mt. Sterling in the community, so she was not able to keep her own name. She was given the religious name Sister Mary Marcille when she …

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Sister Janet Marie Pfile, OP

Sister Janet Marie Pfile was born to Vi and William Pfile in Decatur in 1941. When she entered the novitiate in 1960 her religious name was Sister Maria del Rey though she later reverted to her baptismal name. Her younger sister, Judith would join her in Dominican life two years later. Sister Janet Marie’s early …

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Pope Francis Visits Iraq:
March 5-8, 2021

School faculty in Qaraqosh, Iraq, 2018. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq, planned for March 5-8, 2021. A prayer composed for the occasion asks for blessings on Pope Francis’ efforts to promote dialogue, reconciliation, peace, and human dignity. To this end, during the 3-day journey visits are scheduled …

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March 5-8, 2021
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Sister Denise Joins A Nun’s Life for Advent Evening Prayer

This Advent season in a time of pandemic is an invitation to make an opening for God to be present in our lives! Sister Denise’s powerful preaching during A Nun’s Life livestreaming Advent evening prayer on Monday, December 9, 2020 is something to revisit again and again during the Advent season. Make some time today …

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Sisters for the Life of the World

Image from DCI Teamwork event in Houston, TX in 2019. People who know us well say that we Springfield Dominican Sisters are effective ministers and powerful pray-ers, hospitable and down-to-earth folks. They see us as leaders in places where God’s people are alive and thriving. We have a broad reach across Illinois, the lower 48 …

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World Mission Sunday

What does Mission Mean to You? Mission can be defined as “the vocation or calling of a religious organization, especially a Christian one, to go out into the world and spread its faith.” The preaching mission of Jesus is just as necessary—and just as inspiring—as it was for the founder of the Order of Preachers …

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Nuns on the Bus Make a ‘Stop’ in Springfield, Illinois!

This year the Nuns on the Bus are taking a virtual tour around the nation focusing on issues specific to each of the communities they visit in a virtual way. You can be a part of the town hall this Friday, October 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  R.S.V.P. now to be apart of this event. …

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Peru Independence Day at Sacred Heart Convent

The sisters at Sacred Heart Convent celebrated Peru’s independence from Spain with typical Peruvian flair on Tuesday. Morning Mass began with a joyful Peruvian-style procession and chaplain Father Michael DeTemple, OP, recognized the sisters who were missionaries in Peru and the sisters in Peru today. “This was a celebration in solidarity with our sisters in …

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Black Lives Matter

“THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR PARTNERS”: A STATEMENT ON RACIAL KILLING FROM THE DOMINICAN SISTERS OF SPRINGFIELD  June 1, 2020   The Dominican Sisters of Springfield watch in horror and sadness each incidence of racial violence in the U.S. They see through the eyes of their sisters of color and the men and women who are their partners …

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Lament and Mourn: An Invitation to Grieve

Join us in Prayer Monday, June 1 Prayers for A Day of Lament Download and print or use on your device. Download Here Sister Marcelline Koch, OP Faith leaders from across many traditions have called for a National Day of Mourning and Lament to grieve and honor those who have died from COVID-19 and to …

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Pedro’s Story: Gospel Solidarity, and Hope

Sister Judith Hilbing, prioress at the Dominican Sisters motherhouse, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill., shared this story in response to a question to put her regarding her celebration of 60 years of religious profession: What experience have you had that has transformed your understanding of consecrated life? Learn more about Sister Judi and the other …

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Workplace Values Captured in a T-shirt at Sacred Heart Convent

Coworkers elected from their respective departments met at the Cor Unum House to work on the final T-shirt design the first week of February. After a couple of hours, a true collaborative result emerged. Co-workers come together at the Cor Unum House to design the new t-shirt. A hallmark of effective workplaces is the demonstrated …

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