Catholic Sisters Week

Celebrate with us!

March 8-14, 2023

Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope …

But for one week, March 8-14, we shine the spotlight on women religious and encourage a wide range of campaigns and events that invite all who follow Jesus to

  • expand and support their gospel witness
  • grow the service networks they have seeded
  • share their spirituality, charisms, and community
  • encourage young women to consider a vocation to religious life
  • support their pastoral, teaching and prophetic works
  • and focus on the new world they call into being.

Our Events

Here's our schedule of events for Catholic Sisters Week. Come back every day, or follow us on all our social platforms to learn more about us.

March 8-14: Refuse to Use campaign

Wednesday, March 8 - International Women's Day: "You Sisters Figured it Out!" Join us for an interview with Dalila Alegria and the influence the sisters have had on her and her family.

Thursday, March 9 - Share YOUR Story! Let us know how Catholic Sisters have influenced your life.

Download a printable poster.

March 10-12 - Come & See Event for Women at Cor Unum House

Sunday, March 12: Video Premiere of Catholic Sisters Week Playlist

Monday, March 13: Learn about plastic: Dominican Sisters' Plastics In-service. Three short videos, lot of learning!

Tuesday, March 14 - Beyond Catholic Sisters Week: Ways to Stay Connected with the Dominican Sisters


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Watch our "Hey Sister" Playlist


Curious about Religious Life?

Come & See! Join our sisters for a live-in experience at Cor Unum House to learn more about the everyday lives of Catholic Sisters. This is a wonderful opportunity for any woman 18-40 open to exploring consecrated religious life. The next Come & See weekend is March 10-12.

"Refuse to Use" Challenge

During Catholic Sisters Week, the Catholic Sisters of Illinois invite you to avoid using single-use plastic beveridge bottles.


Caring For Earth, Caring For You

Throughout Christian history women have consecrated their lives in witness to the love of God for creation and humanity. For the sake of the life of the world, they have lived selflessly, alone and in community, as testament to God's providence and care. Enjoy these stories about the ways the Dominican Sisters of Springfield carry on that ancient tradition of Care for Earth, and Care for YOU.

Caring For Earth

Caring For You

Jubilee Farm added to Sangamon Conservancy easement portfolio

Dominican Sisters’ commitment protects 164 acres in perpetuity Springfield, Ill.-Finally-and forever-when Sister Sharon Zayac wakes to the sunrise over Jubilee Farm she can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that what she has been advocating for 23years is now accomplished. In August 2023 the Dominican Sisters of Springfield entered into agreement with Sangamon Conservancy Trust…


Dominican Sisters 2022 Annual Report

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois 2022 annual report has been added to our website. The Dominican Sisters have been busy working diligently to make a difference in the lives of those we serve across our missions. Click here to view the annual report. Sister Margaret McCormick, left, and Sister Ancilla Caulfield enjoy a favorite…


Beyond CSW

Ways to stay connected

Become a Dominican Sister

Become a Dominican Associate

Visit Jubilee Farm

Join Cor Unum Village

Fuel our Sisters' Care for the Life of the World with a donation made through our secure online portal here. 

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