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Addressing the Devastation of Climate Change?

The Dominican Sisters and Associates Have a Plan for that. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill., took Pope Francis up on his climate change challenge. They have just approved the first of a series of plans that they and their associates will put into action through 2023. The plan has three goals: Recognize and interrupt …

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Sister Rose Marie Riley and Sister Sharon

Jubilee Farm Honored
with Gold Level Award for Sustainability Leadership

Springfield, Ill.—For their leadership in integrating sustainable practices at Jubilee Farm, the Dominican Sisters were honored with a Gold Level certificate from Sustainable Springfield. This grass roots organization promotes and inspires sustainable solutions by local governments, the business community, and Springfield area citizens. Sister Rose Marie Riley, director of Jubilee Farm and Sister Sharon Zayac, …

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Celebrate the Season of Creation Sept 1-Oct 4

The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect our common home. The Season “Celebration” begins on 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on 4 October, …

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New Video: Dominican Family Opens the Springfield Dominican’s 150th Anniversary Year with Festive Liturgy

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield opened their anniversary celebration with a festive liturgy on the 149th anniversary of their founding. On Friday, August 19, the sisters were joined for the celebration by the Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Mary the Queen, members of the Dominican Laity, Dominican Associates, and the local ordinary, Bishop Thomas …

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Dominican Sisters Launch Second Season of F.L.O.W.cast

Graduates of Dominican high schools demonstrate the value of the High School Preaching Conference.   “The whole point of being a Dominican preacher is to be the light for others.”  “Every encounter we have is an opportunity to connect with another child of God.”  “All things according to God’s Will.”  This is just a small …

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Sister M. Raymunda Troeckler, OP

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

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“Deeply Dramatic”—Dominicans in Krakow Welcome Ukrainian Refugees

Father Andrzej carries a mattress to an apartment for refugee families. Each family has its own kitchen, bathroom, and washing machine. All maintenance costs are covered by the Dominicans. by Fr. Andrzej Mońka, OP. This article originally appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of JUSTWords. View online copy here. It was obvious to us from …

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Springfield Dominican Associate Barb Leaf: Community Weaver

Barb Leaf is not a weaver, per se, but the 2022 Women of Distinction Award winner from Little Flower Parish in Springfield, Ill., clearly has a knack for it. Barb, who has been a Springfield Dominican Associate since 2012, is expert at becoming part of the fabric of her intersecting communities. She strengthens the praying …

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The Supper at Emmaus, Galleria degli Arazzi, Vatican Museum. A Creative Commons photo from flickr.com. Accessed May 6, 2022. https://www.flickr.com/ photos/justaslice/49684829557

Walking Together: An Update on the Synodal Process

This article was originally published in JUST Words Vol. 22 No. 2 Summer Issue.  Exquisite! Magnificent! These words describe the rich beauty of a “planetary tapestry” woven through the global synod convoked by Pope Francis in October 2021. Stories, concerns, critiques, and dreams of Catholics the world over are due in Rome by August 15, …

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Fanning the Flames of Hope: Dominican Sisters in Assembly

The joy of being together in the same space is one way the Dominican Sisters of Springfield fan the flame of hope. They were most recently together during General Assembly, a time of conversation, prayer, and communal study held in June 2022. The annual three-day meeting, held at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill., brought most …

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Linda Hansen

Marian Catholic Names New Vice President of Ministry and Mission

Linda Hansen assumes responsibility for ensuring the school’s Catholic, Dominican traditions. After an extensive search, Marian Catholic High School has selected Linda Hansen as its first Vice President of Ministry and Mission. As a Dominican school, Marian Catholic places special emphasis on the education of the whole person. The newly created leadership position will be …

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