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Lament and Mourn: An Invitation to Grieve

Join us in Prayer Monday, June 1 Prayers for A Day of Lament Download and print or use on your device. Download Here Faith leaders from across many traditions have called for a National Day of Mourning and Lament to grieve and honor those who have died from COVID-19 and to pray together for the …

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What’s in the Name? The Meaning of Cor Unum

Cor Unum is One Heart in Latin. The name was chosen to anchor the project in the Dominican Sisters’ story and move it toward an evolving future. In 1893, when the Jacksonville-based Dominican Sisters moved to Springfield, they became known as the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Fast forward almost 130 …

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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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Solidarity in Mississippi

About the photo: Sister Georgiana Stubner, center, and Sister Anita Cleary, right, visit after the prayer vigil in Forest, Miss., Saturday, August 17. Sister Mila Diaz Solano, a member of the Springfield Dominican Leadership team, organized a delegation of Springfield Dominican Sisters who traveled to Mississippi over the weekend to be in solidarity with the …

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Sister Lori’s Seven Prayer Pointers

Download the PDF. Think you don’t have time to pray? Think again! Cor Unum team member Sister Lori Kirchman shares seven prayer practices you can use in the time you have. Have a minute? Unplug and breath. Five minutes? Read and reflect. Dashing from the car to classroom? Make it a walking meditation. Don’t tell …

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Dominican Sisters: Building Relationships in a Disconnected World

In preparation for our upcoming General Chapter, we invited some of our sisters, friends, and associates to talk about how they see the sisters following the Spirit’s lead into the future. The Winter 2019 issue of JUST Words pulled their thoughts together, but there was more good stuff than we could include in the print …

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Why Care about the Sisters’ Prayer?

Dominican Sisters Welcome the Public for Solemn Evening Prayer October 7 Like all Catholic sisters around the world, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield gather at least twice a day for Liturgy of the Hours, a prayer tradition that pre-dates Christianity. The sisters’ prayer incorporates psalms, canticles, and sacred texts from Jewish and Christian scriptures. Springfield …

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Dominican Sisters Launch Ministry of Mutual Support for Women

  Springfield, Ill.—At a time when women are finding their voices and creating a wave of energy that offers hope for positive change in U.S. culture and in the Catholic Church, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have launched a new ministry of mutual support for young women who seek to be a part of the …

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"We all long for peace in this land" Sister Mila in Jerusalem

Springfield Dominican Sister Mila Diaz Solano resides in Jerusalem where she is completing her doctoral thesis at the École Biblique et Archéologique, a French academic establishment in Jerusalem, founded by Dominicans, and specializing in archaeology and Biblical exegesis. Today she shared with her Dominican sisters in the United States and Peru her experience of the …

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"Whose Hands did You hold?"

New Dominican Associates are challenged to “Construct the Village” Make Commitment to Prayer, Service, Study, Community   Springfield Dominican Associate Class of 2018. New associates are noted in bold type. All others in the photo are sister- and associate sponsors of the new associates. Row 1: Sister Catherine Mary Currie, Nancy Kaz, Sister Agnes Ann …

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New Director: Jubilee Farm is a Place to Care for and Reverence the Land

Springfield, Ill.—Sister Rose Marie Riley, the new director for Jubilee Farm, says she is looking forward to continuing the long Springfield Dominican tradition of holding the eco-spirituality center’s 164 acres as a “place to care for and reverence the land and all of the creatures who inhabit it.” Sister Rose Marie, who begins her new …

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