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“Que vengan los niños”: las dominicas y el desarrollo de la fe de los niños

Por Carolyn White Aunque menos religiosas tienem ministerio en las aulas, no han perdido su amor por acompañar a los jóvenes en su camino de fe. He aquí un vistazo de cómo las hermanas dominicas de Springfield y sus asociados están en colaboración al servicio de los y las jóvenes, apoyando su formación en la […]

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The Associate Antiracism Committee: A Valuable Link with SDART

By Daphne Skretvedt There are more than 400 Springfield Dominican associates spread over a wide geographic area in the U.S and Peru. Called to embody the Springfield Dominican charism, they share the sisters’ commitment to understanding and dismantling systemic racism in all spheres of life. The core of this effort is the work of SDART,

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Ministry of presence makes impact on real-life outcomes

The power of a few: Sisters at Marian Catholic are a transforming presence for students, parents Sister Jean Patrice Schingel has served at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, Ill., since 1995 as theology teacher, then as department chair, 2005-2019. Since 2020 she has worked in the Bracha Tutoring Center, Marian Catholic’s in-house academic tutoring

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Building relationships that change lives

By Carolyn White While fewer sisters are ministering in classrooms, they haven’t lost their love of accompanying young people on their faith journeys. Here’s a glimpse at how Springfield Dominican sisters and associates are in partnership at the service of young folks, supporting their faith development and encouraging their personal and spiritual growth. Learning empathy

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Sister Trinita receives lifetime achievement award

Sister Mary Trinita Eddington was recently honored with the 2023 DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award. She was nominated by the nursing staff at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Miss. “We wanted to celebrate her remarkable contributions and leadership over many decades,” said Tracey Smithson, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Dominic Hospital. “Her unwavering commitment and dedication have made

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“The Healthy Restlessness of Incompleteness”: Groundings for a Synodal Future

By Sister Phyllis Schenk We find ourselves in a time of all-encompassing unrest. There are great divisions in our world with violence and inflation; pandemic and immigration; political and religious beliefs which are poles apart. Those things we counted on in the past now appear uncertain. There is so much fear and insecurity. All our

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Dominican Literacy Center honored by Library of Congress

The Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora, IL, was recently selected as a 2023 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program Successful Practices Honoree. The Center will receive a $5,000 award and be honored at the Successful Practices Conference at the Library of Congress on October 18. The award recognizes the successful practices of building one-on-one relationships

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A Historical Journey on the Civil Rights Trail

By Alexis Williams My husband Rickey and I recently traveled to Alabama to visit family, staying in Montgomery in the heart of civil rights history. We embarked on a journey through some poignant chapters of this era. As African Americans, we felt compelled to pay homage to the tragedies and triumphs of this time. The

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Celebrating 25 years of collaboration

Twenty-five years ago, several sisters from the Mexico-based Daughters of Mary Immaculate of Guadalupe accepted a mission to teach at Immaculate Conception School in South Chicago. Because of the cultural and language challenges the sisters would face, Springfield Dominican Sister Judine Hilbing was asked by Father Michael Enright to assume the leadership of the school

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