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Sister M. Pauletta Overbeck, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Pauletta Overbeck died October 13, 2018, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Dieterich, Ill., in 1915, and named Pauletta Madonna by her parents, Frank and Kathryn Petry Overbeck. She made her profession of vows in 1935 at Sacred Heart Convent. Sister M. Pauletta was blessed with a full ministerial …

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Take it to Prayer: A Spiritual Reflection for Voters

Take it to Prayer A Spiritual Reflection for Voters   You are invited to spend a few moments with God before you go into the voting booth.   Take it to Prayer: A Spiritual Reflection for Voters, was developed by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill., and is distributed through the Dominican Sisters Conference to …

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Sister Mary Anton Uthe, OP—2018 Jubilarian

Springfield, Ill.—It is a rare thing to count life-commitment milestones in multiples of 25. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are blessed with ten such milestones this year for sisters who have been faithful to living the evangelical counsels for 25, 50, and even 75 years. The eldest jubilarian is Sister Mary Anton Uthe, who was …

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Have you thought about a social media fast for Lent?

There has been some serious conversation about social media among Dominican sisters lately. Should we, or shouldn’t we, shut down our congregational social media accounts for Lent? Ultimately, we’ve decided to keep these channels for communication open, the critical argument being that ceding our place in the media sphere, as modest as it is, would …

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Video: Billy and Sister Samuella

One Dominican Sister, One First Grader, One Life-changing Relationship   An Update on Jesuit Student Billy Menor & His Relationship with Sister Samuella Volk, OP Now he’s studying philosophy and sociology at St. Louis University, but in the spring of 2016 Billy Menor was on a cross-country pilgrimage with only $35 in his pocket. He …

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