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Sister Samuella’s 25 Tips to Living a Simple Lifestyle

This post was originally drafted in October of 2018 but somehow never got published. Check out the list below from Sister Samuella on how to live a simple, clean lifestyle. Seems like she may have had a peek into the future with her ideas on using more video conferencing and making sure to always support …

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Sisters Anita Cleary, Judi Hilbing, and Pat Stark

Life at the Border: Simple Toys, New Shoes, and Solidarity

Disturbing images of children at the border were flooding the daily news. During the height of the immigration crisis, an invitation went out for volunteers to minister to those arriving in Texas to be processed through Catholic Charities of Laredo. In collaboration with a larger initiative of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the …

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Dominican Sisters Launch First-Ever Podcast Series on Congregation’s 148th Anniversary

The new Springfield Dominican Sisters’ podcast series, F.L.O.W.cast, is streaming now at https://flowcastlisten.podbean.com/. You can also visit https://flowcastlisten.org/ to subscribe and receive each new episode in your inbox every Thursday. Click the buttons below to follow us on social media too! Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube F.L.O.W.cast is meant to be welcoming to a younger audience …

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Sister Kelly Moline Professes Perpetual Vows with Dominican Sisters of Springfield

By mid-day on Sunday, August 8, 2021, a defining moment of Sister Kelly Moline’s life had come and gone. Beyond that moment, what follows is a lifelong commitment to her vows of consecration to God as a Dominican Sister of Springfield. That, of course, is not a small or simple thing. As our Dominican Brother …

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Sister Kelly Moline singing in chapel

Grounded for [the]
Life [of the World]

Sister Kelly Moline, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Springfield and minister of pastoral care at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Miss. She shared this reflection at the time of her renewal of vows on August 5, 2019. Sister Kelly makes her perpetual profession of vows on Sunday, August 8th. We invite you to join us …

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Perpetual Vow Ceremony Scheduled
for Sister Kelly Moline, OP

“Profession in the Order of Preachers is our way of responding to our baptismal call to proclaim the Gospel.” —Article 1, Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are pleased to announce the perpetual profession of vows of Sister Kelly Moline during the Eucharistic Liturgy at 10 a.m., Sunday, August …

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General Assembly: (Almost) Everyone under One Roof

For a delightful change of pace, nearly all Springfield Dominican Sisters were home for our annual summer gathering in June, a meeting that provides time to think and talk together about our mission and enjoy one another’s company. Last year, because of the pandemic our gathering was virtual, with no one home but the sisters …

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Sister Sharon Zayac, OP from Jubilee Farm

Celebrating Earth Day with Jubilee Farm

Sister Sharon Zayac, OP and Sister Anita Cleary, OP share about the things to experience at Jubilee Farm and how green burial shrouds are made. The Earth Awareness Fair video was produced by the City of Springfield, Illinois Mayor’s Office. Video will premiere on Thursday, April 22nd in honor of Earth Day. What is Jubilee Farm? …

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Morning Star Reminds Us: We Belong to One Another

When Mary Kirkpatrick was ready to make a gift in support of Springfield Dominican Sister Barbara Ann Bogenschutz’s ministry at Our Lady of the Sioux Church in Oglala, South Dakota, she remembered seeing the sketch above on the website of her neighbor, artist Gail Hamilton. Mary knew Gail would make a gift of her artwork …

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group of women from Bethany House

Beyond the News: How You Can Welcome and Advocate for Immigrants Now

If you keep up with the daily news in this country, you have surely heard much about the immigration situation and the many unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. We are bombarded daily with the numbers of children and families desperate to begin a new life in this country. Less frequently, we read or hear …

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images of sunrise over the snow in Oglala, SD

Adjustments to COVID and Cold: News from Our Lady of the Sioux Parish

In a February newsletter to friends and supporters, Sister Barbara Ann Bogenschutz reflected on the challenges of the past year since the COVID lockdown began on Pine Ridge Reservation where she is pastoral associate at Our Lady of the Sioux Parish, Oglala, SD. “Some new healthy patterns have begun,” she said. “The vaccine does give …

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Consecrated Life: An Encounter With God through People

In his homily on World Day for Consecrated Life in 2019, Pope Francis breathed new life and joy in to the observance when he called consecrated life—the vowed life of Catholic sisters, brothers, priests and consecrated lay people—”a living encounter with the Lord in his people.” In honor of the 25th World Day for Consecrated …

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Sister Linda Mary DeLonais gets her very own Bernie Mitten Meme

Sister Linda Mary DeLonais knows the value of mittens. The Minnesota native and former forestry worker understands innately what science has proven: mittens keep your hands warmer because they keep your fingers together and because mittens have less surface area exposed to the cold. This knowledge has come in “handy” this winter because Sister Linda …

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A (Hidden) Ministry Within a Ministry

“You can do so much with a card!” ~ Sister Mary Francella Vyverman, OP Sister Mary Francella has been a pastoral minister for decades. Her experience has taught her how important the littlest gestures are for people who feel isolated and alone. That’s why she encourages you to send cards to your extended family, people …

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