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Sister Mary Paul McCaughey Publishes Prayers for Principals

Grace and Guts for School Leaders. Practical Prayers. National Catholic Educational Association. 2020. “It takes a lot of courage to be a principal,” says someone who would know. Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Paul McCaughey was the principal of two Catholic high schools and now is full-time faculty at DePaul University, where she teaches master’s and …

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Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, OP

Of the 10 Children Joe and Louise Sobieck raised in Sauk Rapids, Minn., Sister Mary Jo was their youngest. Brothers Greg, Tim, Willie, Bob, and Charlie, and sisters Tina, Paula, Geri, and Meg have each lived an itinerant lifestyle all their own before returning to make a home among family and friends. Only Sister Mary …

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World Mission Sunday

What does Mission Mean to You? Mission can be defined as “the vocation or calling of a religious organization, especially a Christian one, to go out into the world and spread its faith.” The preaching mission of Jesus is just as necessary—and just as inspiring—as it was for the founder of the Order of Preachers …

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Springfield Dominican Associates Think Virtual Community Room is a Wonderful Blessing

In a time of uncertainty, at a scale we haven’t seen in our lifetimes, people across the world are changing behaviors to protect the lives of vulnerable people around them. COVID19 will be the defining experience for this generation. We are living through this experience together while remaining physically distant from one another, yet the …

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Heart to Christ, Feet for the World

Listen to Sister Rose Marie’s Preaching  https://springfieldop.org/wp-content/uploads/SisterRoseMarieRiley_Preaching_CommunityRoom_4-29-2020.mp3 On April 29, 2020, the Feast of the Dominican mystic St. Catherine of Siena, Sister Rose Marie Riley preached for The Community Room, a series of virtual gatherings of Springfield Dominican Sisters and Associates launched in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Her text was from the Gospel …

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Live-streamed Evening Prayer:
Welcome in a Time of Crisis

Where God closes a door, a window opens. Sometimes, almost literally. Cor Unum House, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, is meant to be a house of hospitality, where guests are welcome into the sisters’ lives in tangible ways. Except, not now. While the Coronavirus lockdown has closed the sisters’ front door for …

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Sister Sara Koch remembers:
The Adventures of a young Sister Mary Paul McCaughey

The youngest sister on St. Dominic Mission in 1970 was Sister Mary Paul McCaughey. She was vivacious, intelligent, energetic, and tackled any opportunity to get a job DONE. One of the first stories I recall her sharing at the convent dinner table was about her Marian Catholic High School 1967prom night. Seems that after the …

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Thank You for Making an Impact: Sister Samuella is Thrilled

This is a copy of Sister Samuella’s hometown newspaper, the Mt. Sterling Democrat-Message, from January 11, 1950. The BIG NEWS, on the front page—just below the report of the Mt. Sterling city council meeting—is the story about the day Sister Samuella gave her life to God as a novice with the Dominican Sisters of Springfield: …

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