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Life and Prayer

150th Anniversary Prayers

Please join us in prayer! Each month, we’ll post a prayer written by our sisters for use on the 19th (Because it was August 19, 1873 when our mission For the Life of the World began in Jacksonville, Ill.) Each prayer focuses on a unique expression of our preaching ministry. You are invited to print …

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A Springfield Tradition Returns: Churches Reconvene for Good Friday Way of the Cross

Springfield, Ill.—For the first time since Good Friday 2019, an ecumenical group of Springfield faith communities will gather in front of the State Supreme Court Building on Good Friday, April 15, to begin the Good Friday Way of the Cross, an annual event in Springfield for more than 30 years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Allhallowtide: October 31-November 2

Allhallowtide: Changing Up Your Family’s Halloween Traditions

Day Hour Minute Second The countdown to Allhallowtide has begun! Many regions of the country are experiencing some relief from COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, increasing the prospect that Halloween celebrations may give children and families a welcome respite and a time for enjoyment. The origins of our modern Halloween rituals lie deep within the human …

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Mining for Transformation in Grief: Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma Shares at the LCWR 2020 Assembly

Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP waiting to speak at the 2020 General Assembly at Sacred Heart Convent Friday, August 7, 2020. Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, prioress general of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, was one of three leaders to  share their reflections on the topic Grief as a Catalyst for Transformation and Hope during …

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Sacred Heart Convent Evening Prayer Schedule for 2020

Looking for a welcoming place to ground your faith and recharge your spirit? The Dominican Sisters invite you to Join us for Evening Prayer & Preaching at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe Street, Springfield IL 62704. All Evening Prayer & Preaching events are scheduled for 6 p.m. Call 217-787-0481 for more information.  All …

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Happy Easter from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois

https://springfieldop.org/wp-content/uploads/Easter_2019_Project_480p.mp4 Easter Message from Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois Dear Friends, Do we believe? Can we hope? Is this real? Today, on this Easter Sunday, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. But this is far more than a ritual of remembrance! Today, let us lift our voices in faith crying out, “YES, Christ is alive!” …

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Watch Sister Bernadette’s Live Comedy Show!

LIVE! Watch Sister Bernadette’s #Comedy #Standup NOW! #StandupComedy@RosaryAurora https://t.co/mbMSMIIbUc — Springfield OP (@springfieldop) February 8, 2019 You asked for it, and you got it! Sister Bernadette McGuire will tell jokes live at 11 a.m. this Friday, February 8! Watch her on Facebook Live, Twitter or Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/springfieldop/ https://twitter.com/springfieldop https://www.instagram.com/springfieldop/ You asked for it, and you …

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Dominican Sisters welcome kids, teens, families, and adults for
National Catholic Sisters’ Week

Fifth annual March Observance highlights the contributions of Catholic Sisters to Church, Society Kids, families and adults will find a welcome among the Dominican Sisters during the March observance of the annual event. Raucous games, genteel teas, nature hikes, and a social media blitz are all on the schedule for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield’s …

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Mother-Daughter Tea

Mother-Daughter Tea March 8, 2020 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. A Mother-Daughter Tea and a kid-friendly tour of Sacred Heart Convent Chapel are scheduled for Sunday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. Springfield Dominican Sisters will welcome moms and their daughters age 10-13. The interactive tour will be followed by a fancy tea and a delicious take-home gift. …

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Sister Lori’s Seven Prayer Pointers

Download the PDF. Think you don’t have time to pray? Think again! Cor Unum team member Sister Lori Kirchman shares seven prayer practices you can use in the time you have. Have a minute? Unplug and breath. Five minutes? Read and reflect. Dashing from the car to classroom? Make it a walking meditation. Don’t tell …

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Dominican Religious Life: An Historical Perspective

This article by Sister Susan Karina Dickey, OP, first appeared in the Fall 2017 JUST Words under the title Rehabilitating Dominican Religious Life: An Historical Perspective. Something new One of the memorable things about St. Dominic was his willingness to try something new while borrowing and adapting from the past. For example, the idea of …

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International Migrants Day

Today is International Migrants Day.   People are fleeing record violence in Central America, crossing thousands of miles in nearly unimaginable conditions to seek asylum in the United States.  We can respect their right to migrate and welcome them while having a secure border. The militarization of the southern border is a waste of taxpayer dollars …

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