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SHG Begins Search for Next President

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School is seeking its next president who, inspired by our Dominican values, will lead our school community as we build upon our tradition of academic excellence. Sacred Heart-Griffin is a Catholic, Dominican college preparatory high school that welcomes a diverse population to pursue academic excellence within the Dominican values of study, prayer, …

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When Tragedy Comes Home

About the photo: Springfield Dominican Antiracism Team (SDART) meeting, fall 2022. Dominican Sisters of Springfield Endorse Black Sisters Conference’s Call for Police Reform, Turn Attention to Killing of Springfield Resident Earl Moore, Jr Springfield, Ill.—The national and local need to speak out about the senseless deaths of black persons at the hands of civil servants …

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Sister Helen Wolf, OP (Sister M. Albertus)

Sister Helen’s Services Visitation: Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant. Burial: will be at a later date. …

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Relationships that Matter: Sister Cecilianne Duello was always a part of my life

By Carolyn White God placed Sister Cecilianne Duello in my life in such a subtle way that I cannot remember the first time I met her…it just seems like she was always a part of my life. As I reflect on the blessing of her presence in my life, I’m in awe of God’s amazing …

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Peru: Take Action to Stop the Violence

Please pray and take action on behalf of the people of Peru. Our Dominican Sisters of Springfield serving in Lima and Jarpa, Peru have asked for our attention and prayer. Sister Betty Vila Alania sent a message this week and the Maryknoll Sisters who also have a presence in Peru ask for signatures on a …

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Relationships that matter: Sister Philomena was with and for us

By Sister M. Clare Fichtner, OP From the time I first knew Catholic sisters, I knew I was called to be one. They all impressed me one way or another. Sister Philomena, OP, my sixth- grade teacher, helped me decide which community to enter. She was one of the twelve sisters who traveled 500 miles …

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Relationships that matter: Sister M. Rose Schleeper a covenant of liberation

By Father Joseph Brown, SJ The Covenant by which we are bound was completed—from its proclamation, in Exodus: “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You shall not afflict any widow or orphan…”—by the rendering spoken by Jesus, as He reordered our very identities: …

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Dominican Sisters Welcome the Curious to Weekend Events

“Even if you are just a little bit curious, you are welcome,” said Sister Denise Glazik about two upcoming opportunities for single Catholic women to explore religious life. The “Come & See” weekends are planned for Feb. 17-19 and March 10-12, 2023 at Cor Unum House—a convent nestled into one of Springfield’s friendliest neighborhoods. Single …

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Partners in Mission: New recognition wall honors donors

By Sister Kathleen Anne Tait, OP Director of Mission Advancement This quote from St. Catherine graces a beautiful new recognition wall, recently installed at the door of Sacred Heart Convent chapel, where every day our sisters remember in their prayer our friends and benefactors, who, having been our companions on the journey in this life, …

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Sister M. Alberta Juggles Techno wizardry, Ministry, and Family Care

Above: Sister M. Alberta, left, and her sister, Sister M. Rene, who died in 2016. Listen carefully and you will hear Sister M. Alberta mention the reason she asked to move from her ministry as principal at Alleman High School in Rock Island, Ill., closer to her family in Morgan County. She mentions her sister, …

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Christmas blessings from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois

Dear Friends, We greet this Christmas Season with the honest recognition that our hearts are filled with lament, gratitude, and hope. Lament as we join Earth and her people calling for systemic change to heal the suffering found in our shared global community. Gratitude as we recognize the goodness in all of creation that is restorative, renewing, …

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