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COVID-19 and Giving to the Dominican Sisters

COVID-19 Stimulus Package / CARES Act CARES Act for Nonprofits – Friday, March 27, the Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for nonprofits like the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill. Overview New Deduction …

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DSI Directs Solidarity Funds to Alleviate COVID-19 Suffering in Latin America

Dominican Sisters International (DSI) is a global confederation of Dominican Sisters. The DSI Solidarity Fund is supported by many congregations of Dominican Sisters for use in emergency situations such as faced in Peru, Brazil, and Argentina today. Dominican Sisters of Springfield serve in Peru where, according to Sister Mila Diaz Solano, “The pandemic is affecting …

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Springfield Dominican Leadership Team stands with LCWR statement on DACA

The leadership team of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield stands with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in this statement of gratitude for a Supreme Court ruling that buys more time for Dreamers whose lives would be dramatically altered by a change in policy. Read the full statement here. Read the Statement Here The statement …

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Springfield Dominican Sisters Take the Struggle for Equity
To Wall Street

One of Sixteen Dominican Congregations Announcing Dominican Sisters Climate Solution Movement, a Partnership with Morgan Stanley, on Fifth Anniversary of LAUDATO SI’ Springfield, Ill.—On the fifth anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield announce their participation in Dominican Sisters Climate Solution Movement, a strategic green investment initiative to address climate …

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Leaving the Upper Room of Fear:
Post Lock-down Life and Hope

This preaching on Romans 8:14-28 was given for The Community Room, a virtual gathering of Springfield Dominican Sisters and Associates, on May 28. That was after the murder of George Floyd but before the nation and world erupted in protests that are  changing the landscape of racial injustice around the globe. A few years ago, …

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Lament and Mourn: An Invitation to Grieve

Join us in Prayer Monday, June 1 Prayers for A Day of Lament Download and print or use on your device. Download Here Sister Marcelline Koch, OP Faith leaders from across many traditions have called for a National Day of Mourning and Lament to grieve and honor those who have died from COVID-19 and to …

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Coping with Grief
During a Time of Pandemic

This is the text of a presentation Sister Rose Miriam Schulte gave May 14, 2020, for a virtual gathering of Springfield Dominican Sisters and Associates. It was one in a series of virtual events hosted by the Dominicans called The Community Room. Sister Rose Miriam is the vicaress general of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield …

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How to be a Healer: Lessons from Catherine of Siena

Sister Susan Karina Dickey, a Dominican Sister of Springfield who ministers as Vice President of Mission Integration for St. Dominic Health Services, Jackson, Miss., has long been fascinated with St. Catherine of Siena’s healing mission. “Catherine’s mystical experiences have overshadowed her gifts of healing,” Sister Karina said. “When it comes to care for the human …

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Pedro’s Story: Gospel Solidarity, and Hope

Sister Judith Hilbing, prioress at the Dominican Sisters motherhouse, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill., shared this story in response to a question to put her regarding her celebration of 60 years of religious profession: What experience have you had that has transformed your understanding of consecrated life? Learn more about Sister Judi and the other …

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Sister Maxine Riker: Healer, Preacher, Reconciler

This week Father Gerry Kleba, retired pastor of St. Cronan’s Parish, St. Louis, contacted me about his long-ago friend, our Sister Maxine Riker. When I shared the news that Sister Maxine died in 2015, he replied by sharing this story, which we publish with his permission. His friend Charlene, who is central to this story …

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Stand Up Sisters! Holy Week
from Sacred Heart Convent

In the midst of quarantine, the Sisters who reside at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill., took responsibility for preaching during Holy Week. Here are the words of the preachers. Easter Sunday: Sister Judith Hilbing, OP Preaching on the Gospel of John, chapter 20. We know this Resurrection Story. We know about “that” Day and the …

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