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Our Peru Mission: Peruvian AND Springfield Sisters

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) Doris Terrell Jimenez, OP at prayer during her perpetual profession of vows in 2015.  How It All Started For sixty years the lives of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been bound to the lives of the people of Peru. Construction of the new convent and community center in …

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Standing Against White Supremacy

A handmade sign by Chloe Wilson used during the Charlottesville, Virginia counter-protest to the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Justin McBrien. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are members of the Springfield Coalition on Dismantling Racism (SCoDR) and our …

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Sister M. Teresine Zarones, OP

Sister M. Teresine’s Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, May16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 16, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May …

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How DO You Dress for the Planet?

This blog post from Grist, a climate justice news website, prompted reflection on how Springfield Dominican sisters and associates live their own commitments to simplicity and care for creation through the way they consume clothing. Convent “Swap Shops” For years now, it’s been the practice to have a “swap shop” at Sacred Heart Convent. This …

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Twelve Springfield Dominican Associates Make Commitment

For the first time since 2019, the commitment ceremony for a Springfield Dominican Associate class was held in-person at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel on Sunday, May 1, 2022. During the homily of the Mass Father Michael DeTemple, OP, chaplain for the Dominican Sisters, thanked the associates for their commitment and noted that through the sacrament …

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Catarina Benincasa: A Saint for Today

New Video! Catarina Benincasa: A Saint for Today In honor of the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena, Dominican lay woman and Doctor of the Church, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield are pleased to release a beautiful new production of Sister Santina DeLuca’s Catarina Benincasa: A Saint for Today. The 17-minute one-woman performance is …

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Sister Susan Karina Dickey, OP

Sister Susan Karina’s early years of ministry were spent in Chicago, where she served as an adjunct instructor at Barat College and DePaul University, 1997-1999. She was archivist for the Diocese of Springfield, 1999-2007, during which time she researched diocesan history and authored Come to the Water, a book published for the sesquicentennial of the …

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Sister M. Geraldine Kemper, OP

Sister Geraldine’s longest ministry was the 23 years she served as principal at Holy Family School Decatur, Ill., (1992-2015)—nearly half of her life as a Dominican Sister of Springfield. Since 2015 she’s become a familiar face at Rosary High School in Aurora where she is outreach coordinator and facilities manager. She welcomes families to the …

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