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Dominicans cite their charism for slight rise in vocations

One of the largest congregations of women religious in the United States has seen a recent increase in vocations. While there’s no clear reasoning or data behind the trend, sisters in these two Dominican orders — Dominican Sisters of Peace and Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa — say it’s all because of their charism.  Read more about this here: https://www.ncronline.org/news/dominicans-cite-their-charism-slight-rise-vocations  […]

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Walking the path of vocation discernment? This might be your next step

More women than you might realize sense God drawing them toward a life of fulfilment and happiness as Catholic sisters, but often they miss the opportunity to explore because they aren’t sure what to do once they are tuned in to this prayerful intuition.  Walking the path of vocation discernment begins, for many women with

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Catholic Sisters invite you to join them in prayer and fasting for the Middle East

Dominican Sisters of Springfield are among the hundreds of women religious joining the Church of the Holy Land and people throughout the world in a day of prayer and fasting for peace in the Middle East on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. In a letter sent to its membership On Monday, October 16, 2023, the Leadership

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Join us for a Meet Our Sisters Tour watch party

Springfield Dominican Sister Beth Murphy and Father Joe Molloy, a priest of the Springfield, Ill., diocese, talk about “call,” what happened when they were ready to give up, and the way family and parish can impact women’s and men’s decisions to discern vocations to priesthood and religious life. Father Joe’s interest in the priesthood wasn’t

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This article was first published in the July 23, 2023 edition of the State Journal-Register. In the above photo we see Sister Mila Diaz Solano, center, celebrating her 25th profession anniversary with family and friends.

Are you willing to choose a “wild and precious” life?

This article was first published in the July 23, 2023 edition of the State Journal-Register. In the above photo we see Sister Mila Diaz Solano, center, celebrating her 25th profession anniversary with family and friends. Last weekend (July 16, 2023) we had a glorious celebration at Sacred Heart Convent for the anniversaries of eleven sisters

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Mary of Magdala: A Visual Feast

Mary of Magdala is the patroness of the Order of Preachers, call the Apostle to the Apostles because she was the first to “go and tell” the Good News of the Resurrection. Here are some ideas to celebrate her feast day, July 23. Read the lectionary readings for her feast. Listen to a preaching by

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Come & See: 2023-2024 Vocation Event Schedule

“Even if you are just a little bit curious, you are welcome,” said Sister Denise Glazik about eleven upcoming opportunities for single Catholic women to explore religious life. The sisters have planned six in-person Come & See weekends and five virtual events, called “Zoom & See” weekends, from September 2023 through December 2024. Single Catholic

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Feels Like Home: A Book for Every Catholic Bookshelf 

A review of Susan Flansburg’s Feels Like Home: Finding Your Way to Catholic Sisterhood   Though I’ve been quite aware of the shortage of Catholic sisters in the United States for some time, an experience last year took me by surprise. Our vocation director Sister Denise Glazik and I were at my alma mater—Eastern Illinois University—for a

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