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Light the Way: Sister Kathleen Anne Tait’s
6 Big Ideas for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 to counterbalance the rampant consumerism that has crept into our culture with the shopping frenzy known as “Black Friday.” Donations to good causes are appropriate! We hope you make some! We also encourage you to “Light the way” to a gentler world by making a gift of human kindness! Here …

Light the Way: Sister Kathleen Anne Tait’s
6 Big Ideas for Giving Tuesday
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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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Take it to Prayer: A Spiritual Reflection for Voters

Take it to Prayer A Spiritual Reflection for Voters   You are invited to spend a few moments with God before you go into the voting booth.   Take it to Prayer: A Spiritual Reflection for Voters, was developed by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill., and is distributed through the Dominican Sisters Conference to …

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Sister Mary Anton Uthe, OP—2018 Jubilarian

Springfield, Ill.—It is a rare thing to count life-commitment milestones in multiples of 25. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are blessed with ten such milestones this year for sisters who have been faithful to living the evangelical counsels for 25, 50, and even 75 years. The eldest jubilarian is Sister Mary Anton Uthe, who was …

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“Forget Yourself
And Think of Others”
Volunteering and Jesus’ Mission

This story by Sister Geraldine Kemper, OP,  first appeared in JUST Words, Winter 2018. Many organizations depend on volunteers to achieve their mission. What motivating force compels someone to volunteer time, knowledge, energy, and love? Pope Francis said during an audience last March, “Love and charity are service, helping others, serving others. There are many …

“Forget Yourself
And Think of Others”
Volunteering and Jesus’ Mission
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Video: Billy and Sister Samuella

One Dominican Sister, One First Grader, One Life-changing Relationship   An Update on Jesuit Student Billy Menor & His Relationship with Sister Samuella Volk, OP Now he’s studying philosophy and sociology at St. Louis University, but in the spring of 2016 Billy Menor was on a cross-country pilgrimage with only $35 in his pocket. He …

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One Dominican Sister, One First Grader, One Life-changing Relationship

An Update on Jesuit Student Billy Menor & His Relationship with Sister Samuella Volk, OP Now he’s studying philosophy and sociology at St. Louis University, but in the spring of 2016 Billy Menor was on a cross-country pilgrimage with only $35 in his pocket. He travelled from San Francisco to New York and in-between stopped …

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