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For the Life of the World

Climate Justice: A Statement by Justice and Peace Leaders You Need to Read

Sister Marcelline Koch, OP was one of the signatories of a statement by the International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace about taking action to counter climate change. The statement went out to all the Dominican communities noting the extreme possibility if no action is taken: droughts, migrations, strange weather phenomena. The statement gives a proposed …

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Sister Barbara Ann’s Servant Leadership For the Life of the World

Water is Life, Give Drink to the Thirsty Water is A water pipe on the parish parking lot is a free source for safe drinking water for families without running water at their homes. Sister Barbara Ann Lives Out Her Faith in Amazing Ways As another summer ends I am reminded where I was in …

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SIAN Honored for Defending Human Rights

Assisting and advocating  for immigrants in Springfield The volunteer labor of area citizens, including several Springfield Dominican Sisters, our partners and associates, was honored Sept. 21 with an award that recognized the importance of supporting human rights. The Springfield Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union honored the Springfield Immigrant Advocacy Network with its 2019 …

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Sister Barbara Ann Bogenschutz is Lumen Christi Award Finalist

Catholic Extension Award Celebrates Ministry in Poorest US Dioceses. Springfield, Ill.— Springfield Dominican Sister Barbara Bogenschutz has been recognized by a national Catholic organization for her ministry within the Oglala Sioux community in the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota. Catholic Extension recently announced that Sister Barbara, a native of Springfield, Ill., is among eleven …

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Sister Samuella Talks about
Jesuit Brother Billy Menor’s Arrest

When Springfield Dominican Sister Samuella Volk learned of the arrest of her first-grade student, Jesuit Brother Billy Menor, she was concerned! That seemed so out of character for him! Once she learned Billy’s arrest was an act of conscience in protest of the conditions of migrant camps at the U.S. Mexico Border, she had something …

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Leadership Team Signs on to LCWR Letter to U.S. President

Learn about our nonstop response to God’s mission! Three members of the Springfield Dominican Sisters were among the 663 Catholic sisters who yesterday sent the U.S. President an open letter decrying his divisive rhetoric and asking him to engage, as most sisters do, in a daily examination of  whether his thoughts and deeds match his …

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Sister Kelly Moline
Makes Renewal of Vows

Springfield, Ill.—Springfield Dominican Sister Kelly Moline renewed her profession of vows during Solemn Evening Prayer at Sacred Heart Convent chapel today. Surrounded by her Springfield Dominican Sisters, she pronounced, for the second time, the ancient formula of Dominican profession that every member of the Order of Preachers makes. Born in Minneapolis, Sister Kelly and her …

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A Beacon of Hope at Jubilee Farm

Who was there: Row 1: Roy Williams, Veronica Espina, Patricia Kloppenburg, Sister Marcelline Koch; Row 2: Sarah Scheufele, Anne Hilofsky, Sister Sharon Zayac, Sister Simone Campbell, Sister Mila Díaz Solano, Ana Manrique, Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma; Row 3: Leahy Bennet, Teresa Bennet, Dave Steward, John Freml, Sister Elizabeth Wrenn, Jim Dixon, Wesley McNeese, Erica Smith. …

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Sisters Join SIAN;
Call for Solidarity
With Local Immigrants

Springfield Immigrant Advocacy Network (SIAN) Calls City to Stand Together and Strengthen Immigrant Support As members of the Springfield Immigrant Advocacy Network (SIAN), the Springfield Dominican Sisters join the call to all community organizers, faith, civic organizations, and advocates and partners in the city to stand with local immigrants and refugees as Immigrant and Customs …

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Call for Solidarity
With Local Immigrants
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Three Things You Can Do to Help People in Detention on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Every day we learn more about the appalling conditions facing children, women, and men in detention centers along our southern border. The situation is unconscionable. If you are like me, you might feel overwhelmed and paralyzed by the images of children and adults housed in overcrowded filthy conditions, conditions that fail to respect their dignity …

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How to Avoid the Paralysis Trap:
What to do when you think
You can’t do anything

This is one of life’s challenges: When we realize the magnitude of danger facing humanity and Earth because of climate change, it seems sensible to hide under the covers rather than get out of bed. When we notice our values and freedoms being eroded everyday by people who purport to protect them, it is easiest …

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What to do when you think
You can’t do anything
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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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