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Grieving at Christmastime? That’s okay.

Grief is part of life, but when we grieve while it seems the world is rejoicing, the pain and loneliness can seem that much more acute. Here are three ways to help get yourself or a loved one through a sad time at Christmastime. Go low key. If you don’t feel like a Christmas season …

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A sacred space in conversation with the world

This essay first appeared in the October 7, 2018 edition of the Springfield State Journal-Register’s Beliefs column, to which Sister Beth Murphy is a frequent contributor. “This is a chapel built for the ages!” So exclaimed an awe-struck teenage visitor to Sacred Heart Convent Chapel last spring. It’s true. The chapel where we Dominican Sisters …

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God is good!
Dominican Associate
Enlarges the Circle of Compassion

When Alexis Williams became a Dominican associate candidate, her world view was already aligned with the values of justice and peace promoted by the Dominicans of Springfield. Understanding the moral imperative to be generous with the blessings she had received, Alexis responded to an announcement at her parish, St Irenaeus, Park Forest, Ill., about the …

God is good!
Dominican Associate
Enlarges the Circle of Compassion
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