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Service in the Community: A Reflection on Service from Current SHG Students

For a number of years the sisters at Sacred Heart Convent and the students and faculty “across the blacktop” at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School have enjoyed a wonderful mutuality. Students are allowed to give one study hall period a week in service at the convent, where they come to read to sisters, or write letters …

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Holding Space for Young Adult Women as Pandemic Drags On

A new initiative of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield is meant to hold a space for young adult women to find encouragement, companionship, and the “space and grace” to meet themselves and uncover the purpose of their lives. What is Cor Unum? Cor Unum House is both a physical space in an historic Springfield, Illinois, …

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Five things to know about Catholic Sisters and Human Trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Catholic Sisters are at the forefront of the struggle to prevent human trafficking and defend the dignity of 40.3 million people who are in forced labor, forced marriage, sexual exploitation, and domestic servitude worldwide. Here are Five things to know about Catholic Sisters’ work to prevent …

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Living Hope Testimonial: Using Our Talents for Good

Living Hope Testimonials about the impact Sister Regina Marie had on her students have been coming in over the past few weeks and we’re beyond excited to share them with you! This week’s comes from Sherry Ungaschick. Want to read more about how Sister Regina is a sign Living Hope for all she touched? Head …

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Sister Regina Marie’s Prayer Techniques for Prisoners—Could They Work for You?

“We’re all prisoners,” Sue Brosmith mentioned off-handedly. “It’s only the bars that are different.” With this comment, Sue spoke of the spiritual guidance she witnessed Sister Regina Marie Bernet share over many years of volunteer ministry at Jacksonville Correctional Center. For years Sue joined a “trio” of Dominican Sisters and other dedicated volunteers at the …

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Teaching Baby-Boomers: Not for the Faint of Heart!

“You called. I answered and entered the ministry of teaching…I survived only on your mercy and strength along with the wisdom of those around me.” ~Sister Regina Marie Bernet Photo provided by Peggy Derhake, Former Sacred Heart Academy Student Did you miss part one of Sister Regina Marie’s story? Catch-up on the story of how …

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Sister Denise Joins A Nun’s Life for Advent Evening Prayer

This Advent season in a time of pandemic is an invitation to make an opening for God to be present in our lives! Sister Denise’s powerful preaching during A Nun’s Life livestreaming Advent evening prayer on Monday, December 9, 2020 is something to revisit again and again during the Advent season. Make some time today …

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Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Maternal Face of God

No concept, no image, no language can contain everything about God. In the Church we are used to thinking of God as Father. Nevertheless, human language will always be limited. We highlight the paternal image that Jesus communicated to us in the Lord’s Prayer, but there are also maternal images of God in the Bible. …

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Saint Rose and the Rostros Concretos of the Marginalized

Springfield Dominican Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, a member of the congregation’s leadership team, preached this homily during evening prayer at Sacred Heart Convent  on  Sunday, August 23, the Feast of Dominican lay woman St. Rose of Lima. The Gospel Text: Matthew 16:24-27 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, …

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