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Mission & Outreach

How did we get here? Power, Shame—and at Long Last, Mercy

This essay was first published in the August 26, 2018 edition of the Springfield State Journal-Register, in the Beliefs column,  for which Sister Beth Murphy writes regularly. How many tears have been spilled over the latest scandal in the Catholic Church? It is deeply disturbing, painful beyond imagining, to think of the thousands of children …

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2018 Faith Camp Largest in Recent Memory

        The largest group of Dominican Faith Campers in recent memory enjoyed a fun and faith-filled three days at Sacred Heart Convent July 8-10. Twenty-four junior high school girls were matched up with a “Sister Buddy” at Sacred Heart Convent, where the camp was held. The sisters prayed for the campers and …

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“Begging to come back”—The Difference Sisters can make in Young Lives

“They were scared to come to the convent,” said Susie Williams about her daughters Lexi and Abby. “But after their first visit they were begging me to come back.” Susie and her daughters aren’t Catholic and had no experience with Catholic sisters until Susie started cooking at Sacred Heart Convent, the Dominican Sisters’ motherhouse in …

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Re-membering the Body of Christ

This essay first appeared in the June 3, 2018, edition of the Springfield State Journal-Register, in the Beliefs column, to which Sister Beth Murphy is a frequent contributor. Tu eres mi otro yo. You are my other self. It was Msgr. Arturo Bañuelas speaking, the pastor of St. Mark’s in El Paso, Texas, who last …

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“Forget Yourself
And Think of Others”
Volunteering and Jesus’ Mission

This story by Sister Geraldine Kemper, OP,  first appeared in JUST Words, Winter 2018. Many organizations depend on volunteers to achieve their mission. What motivating force compels someone to volunteer time, knowledge, energy, and love? Pope Francis said during an audience last March, “Love and charity are service, helping others, serving others. There are many …

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Dominican Literacy Center
Responds to Increased Call
for Citizenship Education

This story was written by Sister Geraldine Kemper, OP, and originally published in JUST Words, Vol. 17, No. 3. “You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you: …love the alien as yourself: for you too were once aliens…” –Leviticus 19:33-34 Fear and anxiety have risen throughout …

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Dominican Literacy Center
Responds to Call for Citizenship Education

“You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you: …love the alien as yourself: for you too were once aliens…” –Leviticus 19:33-34 Fear and anxiety have risen throughout immigrant communities in the U.S. under the current administration. The president’s January 25, 2017, executive order, commonly called “the …

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Collaboration Changes the World: Sisters’ Antiracism Work Honored by National Organization

LeadingAge Recognizes Sisters’ Anti-racism Efforts The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, have been selected to receive the 2016 Hobart Jackson Cultural Diversity Award from LeadingAge, a national association representing 6,000 nonprofit aging-services organizations throughout the United States. The award recognizes the Dominican Sisters’ “Conscious, committed effort to dismantle racism wherever it exists,” according to the …

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