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St. Christopher:
Christ-Bearer, Burden-Sharer,
Patron of Travelers

July 25 is the feast day of St. Christopher, who, in Catholic popular piety was revered as the patron of travelers. His image was—and perhaps still is—found around the necks of Catholics who have a devotion to him. About the Saint Several months ago, we received the gift of this touching sculpture of St. Christopher—his …

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Christ-Bearer, Burden-Sharer,
Patron of Travelers
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Stop the Inhumanity! Take Action for Immigrant Children!

Rosary in Solidarity with Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18 Sacred Heart Convent Chapel 1237 W Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62704 We are alarmed by the way the U.S. Government is treating children and families at our border. This erosion of human rights is unacceptable. This is not who …

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Izzy Farris Spends “Gap” Time with Sisters in Peru

Isabella “Izzy” Farris wasn’t keen on jumping from Sacred Heart-Griffin High School into college, so she made a deal with her parents, Blanca and Steve. They agreed that she could delay college if she filled the bulk of the year with meaningful, life-stretching service. Her first stop was Tanzania, where she gave five months of …

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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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