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Sister Sharon Zayac, OP from Jubilee Farm

Celebrating Earth Day with Jubilee Farm

Sister Sharon Zayac, OP and Sister Anita Cleary, OP share about the things to experience at Jubilee Farm and how green burial shrouds are made. The Earth Awareness Fair video was produced by the City of Springfield, Illinois Mayor’s Office. Video will premiere on Thursday, April 22nd in honor of Earth Day. What is Jubilee Farm? …

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Violet Protest Project: Sister Linda Hayes Participates in Collaborative Textile Art

How can one individual respond to the political divisiveness and violence plaquing our country?  I found my answer when I stumbled upon the VIOLET PROTEST PROJECT. Opened March 10 – September 5, Phoenix Art Museum, 9500 squares on display with new squares added each week. This project was conceived by Arizona artist Ann Morton, who uses …

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Sr Marilyn Jean Runkel sitting at her desk chatting with two women via Zoom videoconference

What Difference does Discipleship Make?
Associate Candidates Make Retreat

A journey is soon coming to an end! Twelve candidates for the Springfield Dominican Associate program who have been attending monthly formation sessions since September 2020 participated in a day of retreat on Saturday, April 10th and are now just weeks away from their commitment ceremony. The theme of the retreat was discipleship. Candidates and …

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pencil sketched portrait of young Native American girl named Morning Star

Morning Star Reminds Us: We Belong to One Another

When Mary Kirkpatrick was ready to make a gift in support of Springfield Dominican Sister Barbara Ann Bogenschutz’s ministry at Our Lady of the Sioux Church in Oglala, South Dakota, she remembered seeing the sketch above on the website of her neighbor, artist Gail Hamilton. Mary knew Gail would make a gift of her artwork …

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New Book about Immigrants Highlights Dominican Literacy Centers

Purchase “We Are Eagles” Be inspired Watch the book launch to hear first-hand from some of the women their inspiring stories Buy the book A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will support the Dominican Literacy Center. It makes a great gift for anyone, but especially for the women in your …

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group of women from Bethany House

Beyond the News: How You Can Welcome and Advocate for Immigrants Now

If you keep up with the daily news in this country, you have surely heard much about the immigration situation and the many unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. We are bombarded daily with the numbers of children and families desperate to begin a new life in this country. Less frequently, we read or hear …

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Sister Catherine Mary Currie Honored by Alma Mater

Sister Catherine Mary Currie returned to her alma mater 36 years after graduation and has now been honored for her 14 years of service at the school. Her Rosary High School classmate Debbie Grommes Olson nominated Sister Catherine Mary for the Dominican Alumnae Spirit Award, given in recognition of Sister Catherine Mary’s service to Rosary, …

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Sister Mila Diaz Awarded Doctorate with High Honors

Springfield Dominican Sister Mila Díaz Solano successfully defended her dissertation and was subsequently awarded a Doctorate in Sacred Scripture, summa cum laude, from the French School of Biblical and Archeological Research, Jerusalem. Her defense took place March 24 via video conference from Springfield with examiners located at the school in Jerusalem, a prestigious 125-year old …

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Are you ready to celebrate the Triduum?

Since 1969 the Triduum has been recognized as its own liturgical season in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar. Triduum, meaning three days, is a bridge between Lent and Easter that begins at sunset on Holy Thursday and concludes at sunset on Easter Sunday. In between, the church’s liturgical life is centered on the paschal mystery—the …

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Marian Catholic Fine Arts Department Achievements and Accolades

Chicago Heights, Ill. (March 11, 2021) – Marian Catholic High School students started 2021 with a bang. With a Fine Arts Department known for success, both the Marian Catholic Band and Marian Catholic Speech Team competed in state-wide tournaments already this year. Ten students were named all-state musicians by the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA). …

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