Catholic Sisters Week

Catholic Sisters Week 2021

March 8-14, 2021

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.


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Our Events

Get to know some of our sisters during our Social Media Takeover Days! Follow us on all our platforms to get a sneak peek into the lives of a few of our sisters.

Tuesday, March 9 - Jubilee Farm takeover with Sister Rose Marie Riley

Thursday, March 11 - Pope St. John Paul II Catholic Academy takeover with Sister Elizabeth Wrenn

Friday, March 12 - Cor Unum takeover with Sister Beth Murphy

Saturday, March 13 - St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Miss., takeover with Sister Kelly Moline

Just tap the icons below to follow our social media pages!

Sisters Everywhere!

Sisters have lived and served in Central Illinois for more than a century and are still serving today. Visit the congregations of sisters who serve here now, and learn about their ministries.

Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) adorers.org

Hospital Sisters of St. Francis (OSF) hospitalsisters.org

Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ad Gentes (MAG) adgentesmissionaries.org

Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (OSF) westpeoriasisters.org

Ursuline Sisters of the Central Province osucentral.org

Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph ursulinesmsj.org

How We Feed Hungers

Humans are hard-wired to hunger for the finer things in life—and we don't mean fancy cars, clothes or jewelry. Those hungers often disguise what humans really hunger for: joy, truth, justice, compassion, healing, purpose. Take a deep dive into some real hungers to see how our sisters work to feed hungers of the human spirit. Catholic Sisters are expert at feeding the human hungers really that matter.

Feeding Truth

Where Justice and Truth Meet

By Website Administrator | October 4, 2018

Where Justice and Truth Meet is a periodic newsletter produced by the Springfield Dominican Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee to provide updates on issues we have addressed in the past, as well as invite continual community study of current issues. Newest Edition Out Now! May 2021 Edition Transitioning from Just War to Just Peace In […]

Feeding Hope

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Living Hope

By Aaron Tebrinke | October 16, 2020

“God, in great mercy, has given us new birth into a living hope…” 1 Peter 1:3 What do you hope for this Christmas?  What is pulling on your heart strings? Sister Regina Marie Bernet has been a sign of living hope for hundreds of people for more than 65 years. Sister Regina Marie’s magnetic smile […]

Feeding Knowledge

Teaching & Preaching

By Website Administrator | July 5, 2018

Our 13th Century Founder-Dominic de Guzman-had a passion for communicating Truth. Catherine of Siena, an early follower of Dominic, called Jesus “Gentle First Truth.” Like these holy ones, 21st Century Dominicans still desire to live from the deep well of Truth. That desire guides all we do-most especially in our ministries of teaching and preaching. […]

Feeding Joy

Arm Chair Chapel Tour

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | March 14, 2019

Take an arm chair tour! Take this tour via your computer or tablet from the comfort of your home. Click the video link to access a slideshow version of the tour.Below the video is a comprehensive tour booklet and map you may download for free.Sit back and enjoy! Sacred Heart Convent Chapel Tour Printed Guide […]

Feeding Peace

Listen. See. Respond.

By Aaron Tebrinke | July 24, 2020

A Three Day Virtual Retreat Welcome to the 3-Day Virtual Retreat Listen. See. Respond!   Things You Will Need Trust in God Comfortable Alone Space Notebook for Journaling A Scripture App or Bible Candle Cup of Tea/Coffee (if so inclined) Contact me:  Sister Denise Glazik, OP Director of Vocations for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, […]

Feeding Compassion

How To Help

By Website Administrator | July 19, 2018

Partners in Mission By the grace of God, we Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been privileged to labor for God’s mission since 1873. From our earliest days to the present, our contribution to the mission of the church and the healing of the world has been sustained through the self-giving, generosity, and creative energy of […]

Feeding Justice

Dismantling Racism

By Website Administrator | July 19, 2018

Our Commitment As an anti-racist institution we are accountable to people of color in mutual relationships based on respect, equality and Justice. What is Racism? Our Partners Our Impact Get Involved What is Racism? “Racism is not the same thing as race prejudice,” says Sister Marcelline Koch, OP, co-chair of the Springfield Dominican Antiracism Team […]

Feeding Purpose

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Join Us

By Website Administrator | July 16, 2018

We are blessed with many close and loving relationships.  In the schools, hospitals and parishes in which we minister, life-long friendships are born. Through God’s grace, women are drawn to give their lives in consecrated service for the life of the world.  Men and women of all Christian faiths seek faith formation in the Dominican […]

Feeding Community

Spiritual Direction

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | June 11, 2020

What is Spiritual Direction? Sometimes called spiritual guidance or spiritual mentoring, spiritual direction is about walking on the holy ground of our lives through all our relationships, joys, and struggles. It is about allowing God to meet us where we are and transform our lives.   How does spiritual direction work? You may find spiritual […]

How YOU Can Help Feed Hungers

You can help feed the world's many hungers, too. Read on for some ideas. You probably have more of your own.
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Feeding Hungers: A Catholic Sisters Week Reflection

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | March 3, 2021

“If you can’t breathe nothing else matters” says a friend of the Dominican Sisters who is a respiratory therapist. Other physiological needs are equally important. If you can’t breathe, if you are physically hungry, if you are cold, tired, and without shelter, there is little else you can be attentive to. When needs for safety, […]

You can also help feed the hungers of our elderly sisters by making a donation through our secure online portal here. 

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