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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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Makes Renewal of Vows
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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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Encourage our Vocation Director:
Sister Denise Glazik, OP

Sister Denise Glazik, OP, is our new vocation director! We’ll share more about her soon, but for now, we invite our friends to encourage her as she prepares for this new and important ministry. This month she is at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, participating in the National Religious Vocation Conference’s 2019 Summer Institute. Sister Denise …

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Sister Denise Glazik, OP
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“Desire so deep”—Teenage Actor Nails the Call to Religious Life

What Mundelein “Sister Act-ress” Mary McMurray Learned Mary McMurray’s mom works at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Ill. That’s the key to understanding everything about this story. Mary, a public high school student in Mundelein, was cast as Mary Robert, the postulant, in her school’s performance of Sister Act. Most of the students …

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What is General Chapter?

What’s Significant about theDominican Sisters’ Meeting This Week? “General Chapter” is one of those terms Catholic sisters use that makes almost no sense to anyone else. This evening, Monday April 22, 2019, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield begin their “General Chapter.” Why is it such an important time for them? The dictionary defines chapter as …

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Happy Easter from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois

https://springfieldop.org/wp-content/uploads/Easter_2019_Project_480p.mp4 Easter Message from Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois Dear Friends, Do we believe? Can we hope? Is this real? Today, on this Easter Sunday, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. But this is far more than a ritual of remembrance! Today, let us lift our voices in faith crying out, “YES, Christ is alive!” …

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Jerseyville Parish Honors Dominican Sisters

Springfield Dominican Sisters Ruthanne Huss and Henrianne Schmidt were the celebrities of the day in Jerseyville, Ill., on Sunday February 24, 2019. They were in town for the dedication of the new office space at St. Francis Xavier/Holy Ghost School, where our sisters taught for more than 100 years. “We were very happy that three …

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Seeking the Global Common Good:
Seeing, Connecting, and Sustaining
Life-giving Change

This story was first published in the Fall 2018 edition of JUST Words. Passions for justice Among my Springfield Dominican Sisters there are many varied passions for justice. A quick review of the community directory brings to mind certain sisters who are passionate about or ministerialy engaged with the following concerns: immigration reform access to …

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Watch Sister Bernadette’s Live Comedy Show!

LIVE! Watch Sister Bernadette’s #Comedy #Standup NOW! #StandupComedy@RosaryAurora https://t.co/mbMSMIIbUc — Springfield OP (@springfieldop) February 8, 2019 You asked for it, and you got it! Sister Bernadette McGuire will tell jokes live at 11 a.m. this Friday, February 8! Watch her on Facebook Live, Twitter or Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/springfieldop/ https://twitter.com/springfieldop https://www.instagram.com/springfieldop/ You asked for it, and you …

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Dominican Sisters welcome kids, teens, families, and adults for
National Catholic Sisters’ Week

Fifth annual March Observance highlights the contributions of Catholic Sisters to Church, Society Kids, families and adults will find a welcome among the Dominican Sisters during the March observance of the annual event. Raucous games, genteel teas, nature hikes, and a social media blitz are all on the schedule for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield’s …

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Sisters to the Land

Limited space! Registration received after February 20 will be on a waiting list. We will contact you when a space becomes available. Register today! Directions Jubilee Farm is located just 3.8 miles west of Veteran’s Parkway in Springfield, IL. (Note: we are not located in New Berlin) Mailing Address: 6760 Old Jacksonville Road, New Berlin, …

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Snowstorm + Sisters + Coworkers = FUN!

Alyssa Regan, switchboard supervisor at Sacred Heart Convent, has two little boys at home she knew would be excited about getting out in the mammoth snowstorm that was scheduled for the weekend. Could that explain her brainstorm? Why not have a snow-person making contest for the sisters and their coworkers? What a brilliant idea! The …

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Dominican Religious Life: An Historical Perspective

This article by Sister Susan Karina Dickey, OP, first appeared in the Fall 2017 JUST Words under the title Rehabilitating Dominican Religious Life: An Historical Perspective. Something new One of the memorable things about St. Dominic was his willingness to try something new while borrowing and adapting from the past. For example, the idea of …

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Sister M. Pauletta Overbeck, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Pauletta Overbeck died October 13, 2018, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Dieterich, Ill., in 1915, and named Pauletta Madonna by her parents, Frank and Kathryn Petry Overbeck. She made her profession of vows in 1935 at Sacred Heart Convent. Sister M. Pauletta was blessed with a full ministerial …

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