Sister Mary Clare Fichtner, OP

Power for Good: Sister Mary Clare's story

Sister Mary Clare understands that using  power for good changes the world. Watch this heartwarming story about how her relationships are changing lives a continent away.

Here Sister M. Clare is with Nuns and Nones Founder Adam Horowitz at Jubilee Farm. Adam and his crew are an inspiration for Cor Unum. Read all about it here.

SIster Mary Clare with Nuns & Nones founder Alan Webb.
SIster Mary Clare with Nuns & Nones founder Alan Webb.

What is Faith?

By Sister Mary Clare Fichtner, OP | 2 Comments

Can we ever exhaust the meaning of faith? No few-hundred word essay could get you to a definition. Here, Cor Unum Elders Sister M. Clare and Anne Hilofsky tackle faith from their perspectives. Enjoy! Anne: Defining My Faith Faith, defined […]

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Finding Hope in Isolation:
Springfield Dominicans Open Hands,
Hearts During Global Pandemic

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | 5 Comments

About the photo: Sister Linda Hayes sews surgical masks at St. Rose Convent in Springfield. You can’t grasp hope “Hope isn’t anything you can grasp,” Sister Kelly said, pausing for a thought then adding “It has to be received.” Then, […]

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

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Women Collaborating
for the Common Good

By Sister Mary Clare Fichtner, OP | 0 Comments

Springfield has been home to me since I moved here from Michigan to join the Dominican Sisters in 1954. It seemed like a modest, mid-American city that expanded over time in both its geographical size and the social concern of […]

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Sister M. Clare Fichtner

Sister Mary Clare has decades of experience in pastoral leadership and community organizing. After years as an elementary school educator and administrator, including seven years at St. Patrick School in Springfield, in the 1990s she helped to found the Dominican Sisters’ first community project on Springfield’s east side. She was most recently pastoral associate at Sacred Heart Parish, Colombia, Mo., and is a long-time member of the Springfield Dominican Sisters’ Antiracism Team (SDART). For twelve years she ministered at St. Mark Parish, Venice. Ill., ten years as parish life coordinator. She represents the Dominicans on the Faith Coalition for the Common Good and oversees distribution of supplies at Sacred Heart Convent.

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