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Sister Barbara Ann Bogenschutz is Lumen Christi Award Finalist

Catholic Extension Award Celebrates Ministry in Poorest US Dioceses. Springfield, Ill.— Springfield Dominican Sister Barbara Bogenschutz has been recognized by a national Catholic organization for her ministry within the Oglala Sioux community in the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota. Catholic Extension recently announced that Sister Barbara, a native of Springfield, Ill., is among eleven …

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Sister Samuella Talks about
Jesuit Brother Billy Menor’s Arrest

When Springfield Dominican Sister Samuella Volk learned of the arrest of her first-grade student, Jesuit Brother Billy Menor, she was concerned! That seemed so out of character for him! Once she learned Billy’s arrest was an act of conscience in protest of the conditions of migrant camps at the U.S. Mexico Border, she had something …

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Solidarity in Mississippi

About the photo: Sister Georgiana Stubner, center, and Sister Anita Cleary, right, visit after the prayer vigil in Forest, Miss., Saturday, August 17. Sister Mila Diaz Solano, a member of the Springfield Dominican Leadership team, organized a delegation of Springfield Dominican Sisters who traveled to Mississippi over the weekend to be in solidarity with the …

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Leadership Team Signs on to LCWR Letter to U.S. President

Learn about our nonstop response to God’s mission! Three members of the Springfield Dominican Sisters were among the 663 Catholic sisters who yesterday sent the U.S. President an open letter decrying his divisive rhetoric and asking him to engage, as most sisters do, in a daily examination of  whether his thoughts and deeds match his …

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Teen Preachers
Catch St. Dominic’s Spirit

These students from Marian Catholic and Sacred Heart-Griffin High Schools so enjoyed their experience at the 2019 Dominican High School Preaching Conference they resolved to meet up one month later in Springfield to continue their immersion in Dominican preaching life! The schools’ campus ministers made it possible. Had they been able, the students from our …

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Sister Kelly Moline
Makes Renewal of Vows

Springfield, Ill.—Springfield Dominican Sister Kelly Moline renewed her profession of vows during Solemn Evening Prayer at Sacred Heart Convent chapel today. Surrounded by her Springfield Dominican Sisters, she pronounced, for the second time, the ancient formula of Dominican profession that every member of the Order of Preachers makes. Born in Minneapolis, Sister Kelly and her …

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Grounded for [the]
Life [of the World]

About the photo: Sister Kelly, second from the left in the back row, enjoys a moment with her Springfield Dominican Sisters during General Chapter. Row 1: Sister María Luisa Ñaupari Gutiérrez, Patrica de la Ó Llanos, Dorís Terrel Jiménez, Edíth Vila Alania Row 2: Sisters Mary Jo Sobieck, Patricia Stark, and Elizabeth Castro Cruz. You’re …

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Women Find a Voice
At Dominican Literacy Centers

Enjoy this story from the Summer 2002 issue of JUST Words, when our literacy centers were young, then read more about where the Aurora Dominican Literacy Center is today! For Margarita Barajas, mastering English means everything. “I need to learn English to help my daughters with homework,” says this wife, mother of four, and metal …

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