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Spring Appeal 2024: In spirit of ‘Laudato Si’’ Marian Catholic uses solar energy

By Website Administrator | May 28, 2024

 

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Spring Appeal 2024: “No bottled water in my home. Period.”

By Website Administrator | May 21, 2024

“No bottled water is allowed in my home.” Jean Ann’s daughter was dumbstruck. She grew up with bottled water in her house. She always drank bottled water. Why, now, was her mother banishing the plastic wrapped case of water she was accustomed to using? WHAT changed?  Kate didn’t’ know it yet, […]

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Class of 2024 Dominican Associates makes commitment

By Website Administrator | May 20, 2024

Dominican Sisters welcome Associate class of 2024  Springfield, Ill. – A commitment ceremony for the 2024 Springfield Dominican Associate class was held in-person at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel on Sunday, May 19, 2024.  During the homily of the Mass Father Robert Kelly, OP, chaplain for the Dominican Sisters, thanked the associates […]

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Spring Appeal 2024: Reducing our Carbon Footprint

By Website Administrator | May 3, 2024

There are various ways to reduce our carbon footprint and at Sacred Heart Convent we are helping the earth with smart choices. Listen as Brad Cox, Matt Pryer and Reggie Britton explain the steps they are taking to help the earth. A gift from you will go a long way to […]

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Spring Appeal 2024: “Jubilee Farm is Caring for Earth and Caring for you”

By Website Administrator | April 25, 2024

Without clean air and water, healthy soil, and a reduction in the consumption of Earth’s gifts, Earth cannot sustain life. That is why our sisters everywhere, in the U.S. and Peru, work to reduce our carbon footprint. Sometimes our efforts don’t seem enough. But without them, change will never come. Help […]

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Good Stories: St. Lawrence O’Toole School

By Website Administrator | April 18, 2024

Stories from students of the Dominican Sisters Who says laughing isn’t contagious? Whether it’s a small chuckle or a laugh that brings tears to the eyes, the memories of laughter we keep deep in our hearts can last a lifetime. For those who were taught by Dominican Sisters some memories are […]

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“Together, We Will!”

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | April 9, 2024

Dominican Sisters of Springfield set direction for coming years General chapter focuses on interculturality, collaborative Dominican future “For the life of the World” Springfield, Ill.-During a week of prayerful conversation and contemplative deliberation, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield on April 5, 2024, affirmed a chapter statement in which they agreed to […]

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New Leadership Team elected, Term begins June 15, 2024

By Website Administrator | April 8, 2024

We are pleased to announce that at the conclusion of General Chapter, on Sunday April 7, 2024, these women said yes to our calling them forth for leadership:  Sister M. Paul McCaughey  Prioress General-elect   Sister Joanne Delehanty Vicaress General-elect  Sister Elyse Marie Ramirez  Second Councilor-elect   Sister Kathlyn Mulcahy  Third councilor-elect    […]

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Declaración del Capítulo 2024

By Website Administrator | April 8, 2024

Ingles Nosotras, las Hermanas Dominicas de Springfield, guiadas por el Espíritu Santo, nos unimos a otros y otras para reimaginar un futuro de promesa y esperanza.  Enraizadas en nuestra oración por la vida del mundo y en el cuidado de nuestra casa común, nuestros asociados/as y colaboradores en la misión, estamos […]

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2024 General Chapter Direction Statement

By Website Administrator | April 8, 2024

español We, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, guided by the Holy Spirit, join with others to reimagine a future of promise and hope.  Rooted in our prayer for the life of the world, and in our care for our common home, we are strengthened by our Associates and partners-in-mission to walk […]

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Sister Myra Flahive, OP

By Website Administrator | March 28, 2024

Sister Myra’s Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2024, Aquinas Center, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation will begin with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Father Robert Kelly, OP, celebrant. Livestream Visitation prayer […]

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Sister Mary Gael Daley, OP

By Website Administrator | March 28, 2024

Sister M. Gael’s Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation will begin with a prayer service. Mass of Christian Burial: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Father Robert Kelly, OP, celebrant. […]

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A visual guide to the Dominican Family in the U.S.

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are one of nineteen congregations of sisters ...
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Recognizing who we are together

The "listeners" reflect on general chapter Sisters Susan Karina Dickey, left and ...
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Reconocer quiénes somos juntos

Las "escritoras" reflexionan sobre el capítulo general JUST Words invitó a las ...
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Doing our part…Doing what needs to be done

A religious community's general chapter, like the one we just completed in ...
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In the swirling galaxy, the words Transforming grace, the work of transformative justice from the Leadership Conference of Women religious

How to be part of the solution

The near-assassination of the presumptive Republican nominee for president this weekend is ...
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Dominican Sisters invite all to join a virtual circle of prayer sponsored by U.S. Catholic Sisters

Are the elections and national party conventions weighing heavily on your mind?   ...
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Sister Patricia Stark, OP

Sister Patricia's ServicesVisitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2024, ...
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Girl prays in quiet chapel

Eucharistic Pilgrimage Stops at Sacred Heart Convent

Pilgrims expected at 11:30 a.m. July 11. Springfield, Ill.-Organizers for the national ...
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Members of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield leadership team stand arm in arm in the beautiful chapel light. From left: Sisters Elyse Marie Ramirez, Joanne Delehanty, M. Paul McCaughey, and Kathlyn Mulcahy.

Mission and Truth: New Springfield Dominican Sisters leadership team takes office

Springfield, Ill.-The Springfield Dominican Sisters' leadership team, elected last April during general ...
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A sunrise colored chalice and host above the words National Eucharistic revival

National Eucharistic pilgrimage stops at Sacred Heart Convent

Come in Faith. Leave with Hope.   In 2022 the United States ...
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Sister Margaret Mary and her companionnnn looking at a a clay bowl.

Opening Minds through Art helps sisters with dementia

Creating art is one way our sisters with dementia are keeping their ...
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Sister Suzanne and SIster Barbara Ann in the vegetable gardens at Sacred Heart Convent.

Spring Appeal 2024: “Thank you! for supporting our environmental efforts”

Your generosity will have an impact on our ability to be witnesses ...
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Spring Appeal 2024: “No bottled water in my home. Period.”

"No bottled water is allowed in my home." Jean Ann's daughter was ...
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Class of 2024 Dominican Associates makes commitment

Dominican Sisters welcome Associate class of 2024  Springfield, Ill. - A commitment ...
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Spring Appeal 2024: Reducing our Carbon Footprint

There are various ways to reduce our carbon footprint and at Sacred ...
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Spring Appeal 2024: “Jubilee Farm is Caring for Earth and Caring for you”

Without clean air and water, healthy soil, and a reduction in the ...
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Good Stories: St. Lawrence O’Toole School

Stories from students of the Dominican Sisters Who says laughing isn't contagious? ...
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“Together, We Will!”

Dominican Sisters of Springfield set direction for coming years General chapter focuses ...
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New Leadership Team elected, Term begins June 15, 2024

We are pleased to announce that at the conclusion of General Chapter, ...
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Declaración del Capítulo 2024

Ingles Nosotras, las Hermanas Dominicas de Springfield, guiadas por el Espíritu Santo, ...
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2024 General Chapter Direction Statement

español We, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, guided by the Holy Spirit, ...
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Sister Myra Flahive, OP

Sister Myra's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, ...
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Sister Mary Gael Daley, OP

Sister M. Gael's ServicesVisitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, ...
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Miracle on the Lake: A heart-racing story of near-tragedy for Dominican Sisters of Springfield

Podcast highlights impact of women religious for Catholic Sisters Week March 8-15. ...
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Sister Patricia Burke celebrates 60 years of religious profession

Sister Patricia Burke, for a time known as Sister M. Malachy, made ...
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Sister Marie Michelle Hackett celebrates jubilee

Sister Marie Michelle was raised in Chicago. Her parents were Walter "Red" ...
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Sister Karen Marie Kvidera celebrates jubilee

Sister Karen Marie fell under the influence of the Dominican Sisters of ...
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Sister Norma Somers celebrates diamond jubilee

John and Margaret Somers raised four girls on their farm in Ivesdale, ...
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Ten Dominican Sisters celebrate profession milestones in 2024

Ten Dominican Sisters of Springfield are marking profession milestones in 2024, include ...
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Dominican Associate Mary Ellen Eversman named Citizen of the Year

By Nick Taylor of the Effingham Daily News Mary Ellen Eversman, 85, ...
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Community Day reflects past while looking to the future

Our annual Community Day is a homecoming for us each February and ...
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“Que vengan los niños”: las dominicas y el desarrollo de la fe de los niños

Por Carolyn White Aunque menos religiosas tienem ministerio en las aulas, no ...
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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2024

Catholic Schools Week runs from Jan. 28 - Feb. 3 and we ...
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The Associate Antiracism Committee: A Valuable Link with SDART

By Daphne Skretvedt There are more than 400 Springfield Dominican associates spread ...
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Ministry of presence makes impact on real-life outcomes

The power of a few: Sisters at Marian Catholic are a transforming ...
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Sister M. Veronica Doolin, OP

Sister M. Veronica's ServicesVisitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, January ...
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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 ...
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Building relationships that change lives

By Carolyn White While fewer sisters are ministering in classrooms, they haven't ...
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Sister Trinita receives lifetime achievement award

Sister Mary Trinita Eddington was recently honored with the 2023 DAISY Lifetime ...
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2024: A year for general chapter. What’s that?

Please join us in prayer for this important community gathering "General Chapter" ...
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The last word: Insights from Sister Norma’s family

"The thing about Sister Norma is that she is a lot of ...
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“Back then she was Sister Bernarda” – A Christmas tribute to Sister Norma Somers

Joy. Grace. Humility. These are the gifts Sister Norm Somers, aka Sister ...
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Sister M. Kristin Rever, OP

Sister M. Kristin's ServiceVisitors are welcome. Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ...
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A Christmas message from Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP

Dear Friends Since Thanksgiving evening, Christmas songs have been playing on the ...
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Christmas greetings from Amazonia

"We celebrate this Christmas in union with our brothers and sisters in ...
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An Ecclesial Dream: Volunteering

Contemplate "I dream of Christian communities capable of giving themselves and becoming ...
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Outreach program by ISU Audiology helps sisters

By Tricia Larkin In early 2023, the Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic, ...
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Cultural Dream: educational improvement in the Amazon

Contemplate  Among the complexities of the Amazonian territory, we highlight the fragility ...
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Second Week of Advent: Hear the Cry of the Poor

Contemplate  The cry of the poor in the Amazon refers to the ...
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Cry of the Land: Protect the Amazon, Protect our Earth

  By Sister Zully Rojas Quispe Dominican Missionary of the Rosary FEDERATION ...
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Sister M. Henrianne Schmidt, OP

Sister Henrianne's Services Visitors are welcome. Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ...
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A Summer Full of Celebrations

Found in the Fall 2023 JUST Words magazine. Enjoy this peek into ...
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Jubilee Farm added to Sangamon Conservancy easement portfolio

Dominican Sisters' commitment protects 164 acres in perpetuity Springfield, Ill.-Finally-and forever-when Sister ...
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Sister M. Harold Herrmann, OP

Sister M. Harold's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, October ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The global Synod assembly is over: Now what?

About the photo: Springfield Dominican Sisters organized, facilitated, and participated in synod ...
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Dominican Literacy Center honored by Library of Congress

The Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora, IL, was recently selected as a ...
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Sister M. Angelita Nickele, OP

Sister M. Angelita's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Friday, ...
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Sisters welcome SH-G students back to school

The excitement was in the air as Sacred Heart-Griffin students went back ...
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Celebrating 150 years Ceremony For the Life of the World

Saturday, August 19, 2023 - Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Springfield, Ill.-The culmination ...
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Sister Marianne Nolan, OP

Sister Marianne's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, August ...
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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 ...
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Springing into Action For the Life of the World

By Sister Kelly Moline, OP (English version) A spring is created when ...
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Sister Carole Dittrich, OP

Sister Carole's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 31, ...
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Mary of Magdala: A Visual Feast

Mary of Magdala is the patroness of the Order of Preachers, call ...
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Come & See: 2023-2024 Vocation Event Schedule

"Even if you are just a little bit curious, you are welcome," ...
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Discovering Your Vocation

Do you ever wonder, what, exactly, is a vocation? One of the ...
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JUST Words Summer 2023

Click here to read the Summer issue of JUST Words
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Summer Synod Updates: Preparing for the October Gathering

What's new at the Synod? Plenty! But you could be forgiven if ...
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A Historical Journey on the Civil Rights Trail

By Alexis Williams My husband Rickey and I recently traveled to Alabama ...
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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 ...
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Celebrating 25 years of collaboration

Twenty-five years ago, several sisters from the Mexico-based Daughters of Mary Immaculate ...
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a young woman reveling in the sun. The words See: Pray.

Visio Divina: Seeing as Prayer

This method of prayer is called visio divina-holy seeing. Here are weekly ...
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Sister Ann Vincent Terracina cultivates Catholic Identity at St. Christina’s Parish

Chicago-What happens when a loved one moves or dies and the family ...
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Healing & Reconciling: Dominican Justice Promoters Meeting 2023

By Sister Marcelline Koch, OP The North American Dominican Justice Promoters were ...
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Sister Kathleen Cour, OP

Sister Kathleen's Services Visitation:  4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June ...
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Podcasts for Vocation Discernment

If you are early in the process of thinking about your purpose ...
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Springfield Dominican Sisters Applaud Accountability to Native Peoples

Last week a list of Native boarding schools affiliated with the Catholic ...
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St. Dominic Hospital celebrates integration of antiracism work into DEI Council

About the photo: Some members of St. DART at the celebratory event ...
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Sister M. Elene Hanrahan, OP

Sister M. Elene's Services Visitation:  4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, ...
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Remembering Our Roots in Jacksonville

The first Dominican sisters in central Illinois walked off a train in ...
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St. Malachy Parishioners Show up for Retreat

Sister Denise Glazik, OP, director of the Springfield Dominican vocation office,  organized ...
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Siena Hall to be Memorialized, Razed

SPRINGFIELD, ILL.-The Dominican Sisters of Springfield will hold an open house for ...
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Vocation Discernment Event Scheduled for March 10-12, 2023

"Even if you are just a little bit curious, you are welcome," ...
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Illinois’ Catholic sisters launch campaign to “Refuse to Use” single-use plastic beverage bottles

Twenty-three congregations of Catholic sisters serving in Illinois will observe Catholic Sisters ...
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SHG Begins Search for Next President

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School is seeking its next president who, inspired by ...
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Sacred Is the Call: Taizé Prayer at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel

February 2 Event Celebrates 150 Years of Dominican Consecrated Life in Central ...
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Needed: Courageous Women to Share the Gospel

About the photos: Debbie Shibley during her ministry at St. Mary Hospital, ...
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Sister Helen Wolf, OP (Sister M. Albertus)

Sister Helen's Services Visitation: Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, ...
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Peru: Take Action to Stop the Violence

Please pray and take action on behalf of the people of Peru. ...
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A Year in Review: 2022 

Taking a glance backward at the end of a calendar year has ...
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The Way of the Cross in Myanmar

It may seem counterintuitive to present a Way of the Cross while ...
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“It is not safe anywhere”—Stories from the Dominican Family in Myanmar

On an early December morning in Central Illinois, 100 Dominicans from around ...
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The Power of Education, Spirituality, and Psychological Support In Myanmar

The Impact of COVID on Education Schools were closed in 2020 due ...
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“Thank you for your continual prayers”: Unrest in Peru leads to death, destabilization

Sister Mila Díaz Solano, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield's ...
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Always an adventure at Christmas

Sister Mary Alberta's big Catholic family enjoyed gathering at her grandparents' house ...
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How the Dominicans are Responding in Myanmar

Our Response to the Humanitarian Crisis With the donation received from the ...
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What Does it Mean to Live in Myanmar Now?

As a result of the fast spreading of civil war, the civilians ...
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Who are the Dominicans that are in Myanmar?

FRIARS Myanmar is a country located in the western portion of mainland ...
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Students at Marian Catholic Join Dominican Sisters to help others

Students at Marian Catholic High School along with members of The Emmaus ...
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End the Violence, Change the Systems, Transform Ourselves: A Pledge in the aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Colorado Springs

Springfield, Ill.—In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs on ...
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Happy Thanksgiving from Your Dominican Sisters

“And now, bless the the God of all, who has done wondrous ...
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Former educator now feeds the hungry

Springfield Dominican Sister Katrina Lamkin knew at a young age she wanted ...
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Elizabeth Garnier-Little, right, with her sister Wanda Garnier and Sister Barbara Ann Bogenschutz, OP, at Our Lady of the Sioux Parish, Oglala, S.D., in 2017

Oglala Update: News from Sister Barbara Ann

As she periodically does, Sister Barbara Ann Bogenschutz shares news about life ...
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Seeing the Work of the Spirit: East St. Louis and Peru

By Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, OP In our Prayer for the Life ...
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Finding Christ in Unexpected Places

By Cynthia Callan Three years ago, my husband and I began walking ...
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Addressing the Devastation of Climate Change?

The Dominican Sisters and Associates Have a Plan for that. The Dominican ...
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Sister Rose Marie Riley and Sister Sharon

Jubilee Farm Honored
with Gold Level Award for Sustainability Leadership

Springfield, Ill.-For their leadership in integrating sustainable practices at Jubilee Farm, the ...
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Celebrate the Season of Creation Sept 1-Oct 4

The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and ...
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New Video: Dominican Family Opens the Springfield Dominican’s 150th Anniversary Year with Festive Liturgy

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield opened their anniversary celebration with a festive ...
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Dominican Sisters Launch Second Season of F.L.O.W.cast

Graduates of Dominican high schools demonstrate the value of the High School ...
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A legacy of giving: Charles L. Routt

If it hadn't been for Charles Routt, there might not be any ...
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Sister M. Raymunda Troeckler, OP

Sister M. Raymunda's Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. ...
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“Deeply Dramatic”—Dominicans in Krakow Welcome Ukrainian Refugees

Father Andrzej carries a mattress to an apartment for refugee families. Each ...
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Springfield Dominican Associate Barb Leaf: Community Weaver

Barb Leaf is not a weaver, per se, but the 2022 Women ...
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Walking Together: An Update on the Synodal Process

This article was originally published in JUST Words Vol. 22 No. 2 ...
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Defining Hope: A litany

This Litany of Hope was inspired by the Preaching of Sister Judith ...
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Oración por el Perú – A Prayer for Peru

Good Father We entrust our Peru in your hands. Though the aftermath ...
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Fanning the Flames of Hope: Dominican Sisters in Assembly

The joy of being together in the same space is one way ...
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Climate Change Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

By Ryan Bacic and Aviva Loeb April 22, 2022 This article was originally ...
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Two Questions

This essay first appeared in the summer edition of the Dominican Literacy ...
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The Youth Hope Project

This article originally appeared in JUSTWords Volume 22, Number 2, written by Cathy ...
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Linda Hansen

Marian Catholic Names New Vice President of Ministry and Mission

Linda Hansen assumes responsibility for ensuring the school's Catholic, Dominican traditions. After ...
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How to Build a Greener Kitchen

This article was orginally published as part of the Ecokitchen series from ...
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Our Peru Mission: Dreams Fulfilled

About the photo above: The people of Jarpa contribute their labor to ...
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Our Peru Mission: Searching for Jarpa and a Mission on the Margins

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) Edith Vila Alania above the city ...
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Dominican Sisters of Springfield Join Catholic Sisters Nationwide to Call for Action on Gun Safety

"Organizations representing tens of thousands of Catholic sisters and associates across the ...
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Our Peru Mission: A Vision for Mission Takes Shape

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) María Luisa Ñaupari Gutiérrez, OP, who ...
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Our Peru Mission: Peruvian AND Springfield Sisters

About the photo above: Hermana (Sister) Doris Terrell Jimenez, OP at prayer ...
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Choose Love Over Fear handpainted sign

Standing Against White Supremacy

A handmade sign by Chloe Wilson used during the Charlottesville, Virginia counter-protest ...
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Sister M. Teresine Zarones, OP

Sister M. Teresine's Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. ...
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Our Peru Mission: The Journey Begins

About the photo above: Sister M. Andrea Smith, Sister Janet Guretz (known ...
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How DO You Dress for the Planet?

This blog post from Grist, a climate justice news website, prompted reflection ...
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Happy Mother's Day

A Mother’s Day Litany

This article originally appeared in the State Journal Register on Saturday May ...
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The Youth Bring Hope Project

Dear Young people, In this crazy world, how will you bring hope? ...
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Twelve Springfield Dominican Associates Make Commitment

For the first time since 2019, the commitment ceremony for a Springfield ...
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Sister Francis Mary Philipp, OP

Sister Francis Mary has touched many lives by sharing her gifts as ...
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Sister Mary Jean Traeger, OP

Sister Mary Jean was born and raised in the Quad Cities, and ...
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Catarina Benincasa: A Saint for Today

New Video! Catarina Benincasa: A Saint for Today In honor of the ...
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Sister Susan Karina Dickey, OP

Sister Susan Karina's early years of ministry were spent in Chicago, where ...
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Sister Linda Mary DeLonais, OP

Sister Linda Mary said that when she first entered Sacred Heart Convent ...
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Sister Catherine Mary Currie, OP

Sister Catherine Mary began her religious life teaching grade 3, first at ...
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Sister M. Paulette Joerger, OP

Sister M. Paulette has a sister and two aunts who are also ...
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Sister M. Geraldine Kemper, OP

Sister Geraldine's longest ministry was the 23 years she served as principal ...
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Sister Kristin Rever, OP

A native of Taylorville, Ill., Sister Kristin spent decades in health care ...
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Sister Beverly Jeanne Howe, OP

Sister Beverly Jeanne Howe's years of ministry can be considered in three ...
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Sister Rosemary McGuire, OP

Sister Rosemary McGuire is a lifelong educator who enjoyed learning as much ...
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Sister Josetta Brown, OP

Caring for children has been at the heart of Sister Josetta's vocation. ...
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Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, OP

Many years of ministry in elected leadership have kept Sister Rose Miriam ...
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Sister June Volpe, OP

Sister June was born and raised in Chicago and spent much of ...
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Sister Judith Anne Haase, OP

Sister Judith Ann was born and raised in Chicago and has spent ...
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Sister Ann Vincent Terracina, OP

Sister Ann Vincent is a Chicago native who has spent much of ...
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Sister Jane Ann Beckman, OP

Much of sister Jane Ann's ministerial life has been spent in the ...
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Steadfast Love at Easter: A Message from Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP

Dear Friends, The Hebrew word "hesed," translated as "steadfast love," is a ...
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Sister Mary Noel Plummer, OP

Sister Mary Noel's Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. ...
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A Springfield Tradition Returns: Churches Reconvene for Good Friday Way of the Cross

Springfield, Ill.-For the first time since Good Friday 2019, an ecumenical group ...
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Sixth Week of Lent: Palm Sunday 2022

"The centurion... said, 'This man was innocent beyond doubt.'" - Luke 23: ...
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What is Integral Ecology?

We offer you two videos for this month's reflection. Essential to understanding ...
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Fifth Week of Lent 2022

"Then Jesus said, 'Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now ...
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A House with a Past:
The Story of Cor Unum House

Cor Unum House has its own story. An American Foursquare, it was ...
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Fourth Week of Lent 2022

"[The father] said to him, 'My son, you are here with me ...
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The Four Dominican Pillars: A View from Sister Kelly’s Seat

"Dominicans talk a lot about "the four pillars" of our lives: Prayer. ...
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Third Week of Lent 2022

"I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may ...
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First Person: What Difference do Catholic Sisters Make? What Difference does Sister Maristella Dunlavy Make?

While she was principal at Cathedral Grade School in Springfield, Sister Maristella ...
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Second Week of Lent 2022

"While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing ...
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“You Sisters Figured it Out” A Story for International Women’s Day

UPDATE: Read another inspiring story about Dalila, her mom, and the inspiring ...
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First Week of Lent 2022

"[The] same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon ...
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It’s Ash Wednesday. Are you ready for Lent?

This first appeared in the State Journal-Register, February 21, 2021 under the ...
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Sister Mary Virginia Derhake, OP

Sister Mary Virginia's Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. ...
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A Message from the Dominican Sisters and Friars in Ukraine

Updated June 13, 2022, 9 a.m. CST Updates From Our Dominican Family ...
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An Unending Circle of Prayer: 15 Years of Sister Maristella Dunlavy’s Card Ministry

When Sister Maristella Dunlavy retired from her educational ministry in 2006, she ...
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Sister Helen Michael Horne, OP

Sister Helen Michael's Services Visitors are welcome; masks and social distancing required. ...
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Bob BLackwell accepting his award

Robert Blackwell, Dominican Associate, Honored for Transformational Antiracism Work

Springfield Dominican Associate Robert Blackwell was honored Tuesday night with the Dr. ...
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The Feast of St. Bakhita: A day of prayer for an end to human trafficking around the world

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of ...
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Week of Prayer: Day 8

"They left for their own country by another road" (Mt 2:12) Beyond ...
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Palm Sunday
April 5, 2020

“Jesus cried out in a loud voice again, and gave up his ...
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Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 29, 2020

“Jesus became perturbed and deeply troubled and said, ‘Where have you laid ...
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Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 22, 2020

“So they said to him, “‘How were your eyes opened?’” - John ...
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Third Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2020

“Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst.” - John ...
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Second Sunday of Lent
March 8, 2020

“And [Jesus] was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun ...
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Celebrate with the Springfield Dominicans during Catholic Sisters Week

Register for Events Springfield, IL—Fifty-two weeks a year, Catholic sisters stand with ...
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Proud Corazón: The Art of Rosary High School Student Gabriela Diaz

Gabriela Diaz is a student at Rosary High School, Aurora, Ill., a ...
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Racial Justice: Claiming Our Oneness in Christ

 Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, prioress general of the Dominican Sisters of ...
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Forgo Violent Rhetoric, Break Cycle of Violence With Iran

Springfield Dominican Sister Marcelline Koch signed statement, calls for de-escalation of tensions ...
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Sacred Heart Convent Evening Prayer Schedule for 2020

Looking for a welcoming place to ground your faith and recharge your ...
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Our Top Ten: Most popular posts of 2019

2019 was a big year for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. Here’s ...
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Oh! God comes every day!

Oh! I thought to myself as I read kind, reasoned words, cautioning ...
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Sister Mary Xavier Kelly, OP

Sister M. Xavier's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Monday, December 16, 2019, ...
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What is Pachamama?

Peruvian Dominican theologian Sister Mila Diaz Solano provides a bridge for understanding ...
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Dominican Justice Promoters: Oppose U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Sister Marcelline Koch Signs National Call To Keep U.S. in Global Agreement ...
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Advent and Christmas:
Seasons that Never End

  Once Thanksgiving rolls around, there is hardly a resident of the ...
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Why a 30-Year Call
for Closing SOA/WHINSEC?

Springfield Dominican Sisters Pat Stark, Georgiana Stubner, and Marcelline Koch were joined ...
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Sister Ann Therese Haupers, OP

Sister Ann Therese's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, ...
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Springfield Dominican Leadership Expresses Dismay over U.S.
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Among 1300 Catholic Sisters Nationwide to raise voices against harmful climate policies ...
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Giving Tuesday: Holiday to Be List

Springfield Dominican Sisters cook Brandon Bushnell prepares a salad as Gary Schwarting ...
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SISTER DENISE GLAZIK: VOCATION ENCOURAGEMENT IS “A.I.D.ING”

Sister Denise Glazik says she understood the nature of call early in ...
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Sister Mary Francene Harbauer, OP

Sister M. Francene's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019, ...
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Walking the Talk at Bethany House

Bethany House residents celebrate graduation from the World Relief Job Readiness program. ...
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Climate Justice: A Statement by Justice and Peace Leaders You Need to Read

Springfield Dominican Sister Marcelline Koch, OP, was a signatory to a statement ...
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Sister Barbara Ann’s Servant Leadership For the Life of the World

Water is Life, Give Drink to the Thirsty Sister Barbara Ann Lives ...
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SIAN Honored for Defending Human Rights

Assisting and advocating  for immigrants in Springfield The volunteer labor of area ...
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Sister Barbara Ann Bogenschutz is Lumen Christi Award Finalist

Catholic Extension Award Celebrates Ministry in Poorest US Dioceses. Springfield, Ill.— Springfield ...
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Light of the Church

Sunday, September 8 was the first of eight monthly two hours sessions ...
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The Difference We Make

Our social media channels and website allow our friends to share their ...
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Sister Samuella Talks about
Jesuit Brother Billy Menor’s Arrest

When Springfield Dominican Sister Samuella Volk learned of the arrest of her ...
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Solidarity in Mississippi

About the photo: Sister Georgiana Stubner, center, and Sister Anita Cleary, right, ...
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Leadership Team Signs on to LCWR Letter to U.S. President

Learn about our nonstop response to God's mission! Three members of the ...
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For Founders’ Day:
A precious Keepsake

A Boy Named Jack Once upon a time there was a young ...
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We Cry Out: Solidarity with
Mississippi ICE Raid Victims

A Statement of Solidarity with the Victims of ICE Raids in Mississippi ...
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Declaración de solidaridad
con las víctimas de las redadas
de ICE en Mississippi

Declaración de solidaridad con las víctimas de las redadas de ICE en ...
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Dominican Sisters Leadership
In Solidarity with Mississippi ICE Raid Victims

Call for Compassion, Understanding, and an End to Practices that Create Fear ...
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Sister Kelly Moline
Makes Renewal of Vows

Springfield, Ill.—Springfield Dominican Sister Kelly Moline renewed her profession of vows during ...
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Nonstop Mission: Dominican Literacy Center, Aurora, Ill.

An empty church basement. A dusty card table. Two rickety folding chairs. ...
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Sister Mary Blaise Galloway, OP

Sister M. Blaise's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019, ...
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St. Christopher:
Christ-Bearer, Burden-Sharer,
Patron of Travelers

July 25 is the feast day of St. Christopher, who, in Catholic ...
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Fletcher Farrar:
High Adventure, Old Houses,
and Giving

Spirituality and Money? These two concepts don’t often rub shoulders. For spouses ...
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A Beacon of Hope at Jubilee Farm

Who was there: Row 1: Roy Williams, Veronica Espina, Patricia Kloppenburg, Sister ...
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Sister Mary de Paul Kane, OP

Sister M. de Paul's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Monday, July 22, ...
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What is the Call to Leadership?

Invitation "The Call to leadership is deeply expressed by inviting others to ...
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Sisters Join SIAN;
Call for Solidarity
With Local Immigrants

Springfield Immigrant Advocacy Network (SIAN) Calls City to Stand Together and Strengthen ...
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Encourage our Vocation Director:
Sister Denise Glazik, OP

Sister Denise Glazik, OP, is our new vocation director! We'll share more ...
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Dominican Friars Elect
First Asian Master General

On July 13, 2019, the Order of Preachers welcomed the 87th successor ...
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Three Things You Can Do to Help People in Detention on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Every day we learn more about the appalling conditions facing children, women, ...
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Exploring the Feast:
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

The feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was May 25. ...
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How to Avoid the Paralysis Trap:
What to do when you think
You can’t do anything

This is one of life's challenges: When we realize the magnitude of ...
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Izzy Farris Spends “Gap” Time with Sisters in Peru

Isabella "Izzy" Farris wasn't keen on jumping from Sacred Heart-Griffin High School ...
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Blanca Farris:
Monthly Giving is
“Thanks-giving”

Blanca and Steve Farris with their daughter Isabella, top, center, and Springfield ...
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Sister Mary Lawrence Green, OP

Sister M. Lawrence's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Thursday, June 20, Sacred ...
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Meet the New Leadership Team

(l to r) Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, Sister Marie Michelle Hackett, Sister ...
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New Leadership of the Springfield Dominican Sisters Installed

The Rite of Installation for Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, Sister Rose ...
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Sister Mary Martina Finn, OP

Sister M. Martina's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at ...
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What can you do today to end systemic racism?

Sister Marcelline Koch, OP, during the January 2019 Associate Candidate session, "Catholic ...
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Frank Ramirez: Bearer of the Flame

Frank Ramirez, seen here with his sister, Springfield Dominican Sister Elyse Marie ...
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Nancy Armstrong: Legacy of Gratitude

Estate planning is one important way to help shape future generations and ...
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New Associate Judy Babb-Troxell Brings Dog Therapy to Sacred Heart Convent

Judy Babb-Troxell just made her commitment as a Dominican Associate the first ...
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A Prayer for Memorial Day

Greetings for a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!  We remember the ...
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Celebrating God’s Fidelity

Every year about this time we honor and celebrate with our sisters ...
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“Desire so deep”—Teenage Actor Nails the Call to Religious Life

What Mundelein "Sister Act-ress" Mary McMurray Learned Mary McMurray’s mom works at ...
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Dominican Sisters Welcome Associate Class of 2019

Sixteen Illinoisans Promise CollaborationWith the Dominican Preaching Mission Springfield, Ill.—Sixteen Illinois residents ...
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Meet the teen on a mission
to save her peers from phone addiction

Zeta, in green, "on the set" at Sacred Heart Convent with her ...
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Connie Lind: Sisters Make a Difference

Imagine the challenge for a thirteen-year-old: Connie Hannagan arrived at Sacred Heart ...
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Sister Mary Alan Russell, OP

Sister Mary Alan's Services Visitors are welcome. Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Monday, ...
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Dominican Sisters
Elect Leadership,
Strengthen Commitments,
Share the Fruit of Their Contemplation

The new Springfield Dominican Leadership team will begin their responsibilities after the ...
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Happy Earth Day 2019!

Happy Earth Day from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois! Here is ...
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What is General Chapter?

What's Significant about theDominican Sisters' Meeting This Week? “General Chapter” is one ...
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Happy Easter from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois

https://springfieldop.org/wp-content/uploads/Easter_2019_Project_480p.mp4 Easter Message from Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois Dear Friends, Do ...
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Easter Promises New Life

  https://springfieldop.org/wp-content/uploads/Purple-robe-on-cross.mov Lent is a time of sacrifice followed by the resurrection ...
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Sixth Sunday of Lent—Passion Sunday

Download the PDF. Goal 1 – No Poverty End Poverty in all ...
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Sister Mary Brendan Gibbons, OP

Sister Mary Brendan's Services Visitors are welcome. Visitation: 4:00 p.m. - 6:15 ...
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Mark Quinn:
“I owe my faith to the sisters”

Mark and Sue Quinn value the witness of the sisters who’ve blessed ...
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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Download the PDF. Goal 5 – Gender Equality Achieve gender equality and ...
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Sister Margaret Joanne Grueter, OP

Sister Margaret Joanne's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019, ...
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Bearers of the Flame:
Monthly Donors Join Sisters
for Sunday Celebration

Springfield, Ill.—Sunday March 31 was the day the Dominican Sisters of Springfield ...
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Fourth Sunday of Lent Part Two

Download the PDF. This is part two. Go to part one. Goal ...
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Fourth Sunday of Lent Part One

Download the PDF. This is part one. Go to part two. Goal ...
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National Catholic Sisters Week Events Generate Joy

Teenage boys, eight-year-olds, and 30-somethings all enjoyed interacting with Springfield Dominican Sisters ...
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Will the Gardener do as She’s Promised?

It’s balm for my soul to feast on today’s scripture texts, though ...
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Third Sunday of Lent, Part 2

Download the PDF. This is part two. Go to part one. Goal ...
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Third Sunday of Lent, Part 1

Download the PDF. This is part one. Go to part two. Goal ...
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Dominican Charism Initiative Launched in Houston

Springfield Dominicans Join International Collaboration How do we pass on the Dominican ...
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Sister M. Paulita Philippe, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister M. Paulita Philippe died March 16, 2019, at Sacred ...
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A National Catholic Sisters Week Love Story

What happens when a sister falls in love with a mobster? How ...
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Nancy Kaz:
Giving=Happiness

Back when she was still called Nancy Means, Nancy Kaz daydreamed about ...
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Sister Mary Megan Farrelly, OP

Sister M. Megan's Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Thursday, March7, ...
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Sister Philip Neri Crawford, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Philip Neri Crawford died February 26, 2019 at Sacred ...
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Jerseyville Parish Honors Dominican Sisters

Springfield Dominican Sisters Ruthanne Huss and Henrianne Schmidt were the celebrities of ...
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“Sisters to the Land” in High Demand

An overwhelming early response to an event the Dominican Sisters are hosting ...
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Dominican Sisters Pray in Solidarity
with Abuse Survivors, Church
as Vatican Begins
Meeting on Protection of Minors

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield wish to share their promise of prayer ...
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Seeking the Global Common Good:
Seeing, Connecting, and Sustaining
Life-giving Change

This story was first published in the Fall 2018 edition of JUST ...
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How are YOU a Neighbor?

This story, co-written by Sister Beth Murphy and Mr. Leroy Jordan, first ...
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Watch Sister Bernadette’s Live Comedy Show!

LIVE! Watch Sister Bernadette’s #Comedy #Standup NOW! #StandupComedy@RosaryAurora https://t.co/mbMSMIIbUc— Springfield OP (@springfieldop) ...
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Dismantling Racism:
collaborative study at its best

This story by John Freml first appeared in the winter 2018 issue ...
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Healing Earth

Earth heals us As preachers, the first thing we acknowledge is that ...
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Dominican Sisters welcome kids, teens, families, and adults for
National Catholic Sisters’ Week

Fifth annual March Observance highlights the contributions of Catholic Sisters to Church, ...
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Sister Mary Dolorita Brown, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Dolorita Brown died January 23, 2019, at Sacred ...
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Mother-Daughter Tea

Mother-Daughter Tea March 8, 2020 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. A Mother-Daughter Tea and ...
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Sisters to the Land

View this post on Instagram "We come from the land. Our elements, ...
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Meet Sister Colette Barker:
Prayer Central Director, Sacred Heart Convent

Request Prayer Now Every day an email containing a litany of prayer ...
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What is prayer? How does it work?

Human beings have prayed for thousands of years. Most of us who ...
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Sister Lori’s Seven Prayer Pointers

Download the PDF. Think you don’t have time to pray? Think again! ...
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“Let the Call Be Heard!” Associates in Action

Three hundred fifty-one active associates, eighty-one prayer associates and eighteen candidates in ...
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Snowstorm + Sisters + Coworkers = FUN!

Alyssa Regan, switchboard supervisor at Sacred Heart Convent, has two little boys ...
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Top Ten Stories of 2018

What an amazing year 2018 was.  Looking back there were so many ...
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Transform Your Life: Sing Mary’s Song

This essay was originally published on Sunday December 30, 2018, in the ...
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Grieving at Christmastime? That’s okay.

Grief is part of life, but when we grieve while it seems ...
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International Migrants Day

Today is International Migrants Day.   People are fleeing record violence in Central ...
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“People are Frightened for their Children”

An NPR Illinois Interview with Sister Marcelline Koch. Sister Marcelline Koch, standing ...
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Light the Way: Sister Kathleen Anne Tait’s
6 Big Ideas for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 to counterbalance the rampant consumerism that has ...
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“Rico”—A Story of Gratitude

We received this message from Sister Marcelline Koch regarding her experience volunteering ...
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My Kind of Apocalypse

This essay was first published on November 18, 2018 in the Springfield ...
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Dominican Sisters Head to the Border to Serve Children & Families

A week of service at an immigrant shelter in El Paso helps ...
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The Only Opponent is Hate

A Statement from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield Office for Justice We ...
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A Call to Holiness: A 2018 Guide for Voters Summary

This material is taken from “A Call to Holiness: A 2018 Guide ...
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Mid-term Voters' Resources

Here are some resources you might consult to help inform your mid-term ...
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Sister M. Pauletta Overbeck, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Pauletta Overbeck died October 13, 2018, at Sacred ...
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Change afoot for St. Dominic Health Services

St. Dominic Health Services enters into sponsorship discussions with Franciscan Missionaries of Our ...
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Take it to Prayer: A Spiritual Reflection for Voters

Take it to Prayer A Spiritual Reflection for Voters   You are ...
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How did we get here? Power, Shame—and at Long Last, Mercy

This essay was first published in the August 26, 2018 edition of ...
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“This Wound in the Body of Christ”

Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Speak Out Pennsylvania grand jury report leaves Catholic ...
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Faith Matters for Sunday, August 19, 2018

"Brothers and sisters, watch carefully how you live, not as foolish persons ...
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2018 Faith Camp Largest in Recent Memory

        The largest group of Dominican Faith Campers in ...
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“Begging to come back”—The Difference Sisters can make in Young Lives

“They were scared to come to the convent,” said Susie Williams about ...
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Dominican Sisters Praise Declaration on "Inadmissibility" of Death Penalty

End of Death Penalty, Mandated by Pope Francis, is sign of Evolving ...
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A Place in the Chapel

by Sister Kathleen Anne Tait, OP, Director of Mission Advancement, Dominican Sisters ...
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Gozo | Joy

Dios Misericordioso de la Abundancia, eres tú quien llena mis días y ...
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Caridad | Charity

En la fachada de la Capilla del Convento del Sagrado Corazón hay ...
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Strong woman, strong verbs

This essay first appeared in the July 15 edition of the Springfield ...
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National Sugar Cookie Day

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day! Sister M. Concepta Joerger, OP unveiled ...
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Springfield Dominicans Rally for Families

Seeking asylum is a human right Springfield, Ill.—Springfield Dominican sisters and associates, ...
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Dominican Sisters Join National Outcry Against Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision

  Standing with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the 38,000 ...
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Re-membering the Body of Christ

This essay first appeared in the June 3, 2018, edition of the ...
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Sister Mary Karla Fritz, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Karla Fritz died June 7, 2018, at St. ...
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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 ...
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Sister Mary Anton Uthe, OP—2018 Jubilarian

Springfield, Ill.—It is a rare thing to count life-commitment milestones in multiples ...
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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 ...
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Celebrating the 2018 Jubilarians

It is a rare thing to be able to count life-commitment milestones ...
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"Whose Hands did You hold?"

New Dominican Associates are challenged to “Construct the Village” Make Commitment to ...
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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 ...
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Sister Marion Sitkiewitz, OP

Born: March 29, 1928 Professed: January 4, 1954 Eternal Life: May 14, ...
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Sister Mary Alice Mannix, OP

Born: February 23, 1930 Profession of Vows: January 3,1950 Eternal Life: May ...
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Facing Cancer with Mary

A Cancer Diagnosis Transformed Sister Catherine Stewart’s Life Springfield Dominican Sister Catherine ...
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SDART Honors life and mission of Rudy Davenport

Pillar of Springfield Died April 7 at age 89. When it came ...
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First Bird Banding Event at Jubilee Farm

The public is welcome to the first-ever bird banding event at Jubilee ...
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Rosary High School Announces New Head of School

Anthony Wilkinson to Lead Rosary into the Future Anthony Wilkinson Aurora, Ill.—Rosary ...
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Sister Concepta's SECRET Sugar Cookie Recipe!

Wow!  We asked you to share Sister Concepta’s video on Facebook 50 ...
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Sisters Get Voters to the Polls with Phone Bank

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Response to Online Appeal Shows Value of Catholic Sisters to Social Wellbeing

  Springfield, Ill.—The Springfield Dominicans’ first-ever online fundraising appeal is going viral ...
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Happy National Catholic Sisters Week 2018!

Happy National Catholic Sisters Week! Student journalists Logan Evans and Max Hartwig ...
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Artists and Friends in St. Dominic’s Family

In 2016, during a jubilee year commemorating 800 years since the founding ...
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Register Now for 2018 Faith Camp

July 8-10, 2018 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill. Springfield, Ill.—Registration is ...
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Have you thought about a social media fast for Lent?

There has been some serious conversation about social media among Dominican sisters ...
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Honduras: “Your people will be my people.”

Witness and Solidarity: Sister Kathlyn Mulcahy in Honduras The days surrounding the ...
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Prayer to St. Josephine for International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking

February 8 is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a day chosen ...
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World Day of Consecrated Life 2018

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've ...
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Sister Kathlyn Mulcahy Heads to Honduras

To  Join International Emergency Interfaith Delegation Trip coincides with inauguration of contested ...
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“Forget Yourself
And Think of Others”
Volunteering and Jesus’ Mission

This story by Sister Geraldine Kemper, OP,  first appeared in JUST Words, ...
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Happy 103rd Birthday Sister Pauletta Overbeck, OP!

Sister Pauletta was accompanied by her sisters this afternoon for cupcakes and ...
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An Anatomy of Systemic Change

Personal Transformation: The Heart of Systemic Change Transformational, systemic change does not ...
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A Christmas Letter from Iraq

“Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.” Mark ...
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Dominicans Name December Global Month of Prayer for Peace

2017 Focus: Peace in Colombia At the request of the Master of ...
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Giving Tuesday is tomorrow!

Giving Tuesday was started as the charitable counterpart to Black Friday and ...
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Sister Mary Bernice Curtin, OP

Funeral Services Prayer & Visitation 4:15-6:15 Tuesday, Nov. 28 Funeral Mass 6:30 ...
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“Father Gus” Tolton: Not Just a Catholic Hero

Dominicans Host New Live Drama about First African American Priest Dominicans Host ...
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God is good!
Dominican Associate
Enlarges the Circle of Compassion

When Alexis Williams became a Dominican associate candidate, her world view was ...
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Giving Tuesday is Two Weeks Away!

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TuesdayThoughts?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TuesdayThoughts</a>: We’re two weeks out from ...
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Delegation to Iraq Postponed Indefinitely

Regional instability causes delay, and reignites Springfield Dominicans' commitment to their Iraqi ...
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Indigenous Peoples' Day 2017

“I say this to you with regret: Many grave sins were committed ...
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Happy World Teachers Day 2017

Happy #WorldTeachersDay from Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL! Take a moment and ...
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Dominican Literacy Center
Responds to Increased Call
for Citizenship Education

This story was written by Sister Geraldine Kemper, OP, and originally published ...
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"I was good because I wanted you to be proud"

Sister Maria Eck enjoys surprise visit from a student she hasn't seen ...
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Creative Arts Center Open House, Jubilee Farm, September 30, 2017

Enjoy the view from the newest meeting space at Jubilee Farm during ...
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Dominican Sisters Stand with DREAMers in DACA Public Statement

Springfield Dominicans Join Dominican Sisters Nationwide In call for protection of DACA ...
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Dominican Literacy Center
Responds to Call for Citizenship Education

“You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than ...
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Dominican Sisters in Solidarity with Charlottesville

Dominican Sisters Renew Commitment to Dismantling Racism The Dominican Sisters of Springfield ...
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Immigrant & Refugee Training Being Held August 12

Springfield Dominican Sister Marcelline Koch, OP, is part of a new Springfield ...
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Sister Mary Jean Traeger, OP: Faith Matters, A Retreat Reflection

Matthew 13: 24-30 As I write this column, some of us here ...
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Weaving Your Story Retreat

Last week a small group of Sisters participated in a contemplative retreat. ...
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Sister Luma Q & A

'It is so hard to think of tomorrow in Iraq' An Interview ...
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Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons Makes International Statement

On July 6, 2017 most of the nations on Earth met at ...
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Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, OP Lifetime Achievement Award

"When you're working for God, the pay isn't that great, but the ...
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In Retrospect: Sister Paul Mary Janssens, OP

Sister Paul Mary Janssens is retiring from leadership of the Springfield Dominican ...
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Springfield Dominican Sisters Response to the Withdraw from the Paris Agreement

We are sharing a press release sent out Thursday, June 1, 2017 from ...
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Healing with Dialogue

Healing with Dialogue Election Year Strained Friendship by Aaron Tebrinke with reflections ...
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JUST Words: La Oroya, Peru, Healing with Dialogue, Brown Bag Seminars, and More!

Click on in the image of JUST Words to read about what ...
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Twenty-eight Dominican Associates make Commitment

Associates and Prioress General Express Gratitude to Program Director Sister Paul Mary ...
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Hanging with The Donut Sister

How did Sister Francella Vyverman find her niche at Washington Street Mission? ...
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REGISTRATION OPEN NOW FOR DOMINICAN SISTERS’ JULY 9-11 FAITH CAMP

Last year's campers in the convent courtyard with Mary. Fun, Faith, and ...
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Twelve Dominican Sisters Celebrate Jubilees

Twelve Dominican Sisters of Springfield are observing profession anniversaries of 75, 60, ...
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Good Friday Way of the Cross for Peace and Justice 2017

The annual Way of the Cross for Peace and Justice will take ...
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Sister M. Dorothea Sondgeroth Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Sister M. Dorothea Sondgeroth, OP One of Two Springfield-based Sisters Recognized by ...
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Sister Mary Laurentia Fenlon, OP

  Born 1931 Profession of Vows 1952 Entered Life Eternal 2017   ...
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Hermana Margarita Valentin Contreras, OP

Hermana Margarita Valentin Contreras, OP 1958 - 2017 Friends, with sadness we ...
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Sister Sharon Speaks in New Zealand

Pray for Sister Sharon in New Zealand today as she shares her ...
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Sister Virginia Dever, OP

Born January 20, 1917 Profession of Vows January 3, 1938 Entered into ...
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Early-bird discount for Strategies for Reading the Bible

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Happy President's Day 2017

Pray that the Spirit will touch the heart of the President and ...
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Sister M. Carmen Cesario, OP

Springfield, Ill. --Springfield Dominican Sister M. Carmen Cesario died February 6, 2017, ...
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Strategies for Reading the Bible: Peacemaking in a Post-Truth World

Dominicans Host March 18th Workshop with Leading Girardian Theologian Paul Nuechterlein Springfield, ...
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World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 2017

  Sister Teresa Marron, OP asks why Springfield Dominican Sisters love religious ...
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Sister Sharon Shares Pope Francis' Message on Climate

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Pray for Vocations

https://springfieldop.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/PRAY-FOR-VOCATIONS_360p.mp4 BROTHERS AND SISTERS, GO FORTH! Remember the beauty of your first ...
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100 Days of Prayer: Day Twelve

Pray to guide our leaders that they respect the rights of those ...
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Day Six of 100 Days of Prayer

Pray that we hold elected leaders accountable to protect our vulnerable communities. ...
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100 Days of Prayer

Springfield Dominican Sisters are sharing an amazing resource from The Sisters of ...
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Sister Rosalima Blough, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister M. Rosalima Blough died January 15, 2017, at Sacred ...
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People on the Move: JUST Words Winter 2016-2017 Vol. 17, No. 1

 Read what Springfield Dominican Sisters are doing for people on the move ...
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Holistic Living Approach to Life – Sr. Joan Sorge, OP

Enjoy this excerpt from Living a Balanced Life with Sister Joan Sorge, ...
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The Radical Faith and Communal Life of Seven Dominican Sisters

New book tells the story; Open house, book signing scheduled February 10 ...
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Sister Janice Greenwood, OP 1932—2017

Springfield Dominican Sister Janice Greenwood died January 4, 2017, at Sacred Heart ...
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Lighting a Candle in Response to these Times

A statement from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill. Last fall the ...
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DOMINICAN SISTERS LIGHT A CANDLE IN COMMITMENT TO CIVIL DISCOURSE

Offer Seminar Series at the Start of a New Administration Springfield, Ill.—In ...
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Sister Doris Taylor, OP, 1933-2016

Sister Doris Taylor, OP died as the Community gathered for the New ...
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Sister Mary Rose Schleeper, OP, 1920-2016

Springfield, Ill.—Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Rose Schleeper died December 30, 2016, at ...
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Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL Cooks' Prepare Meals for The Matthew Project

The food service staff at Sacred Heart Convent is proud to make ...
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Christmas Tree for Partners in Mission

Sister Kathleen Anne Tait, OP, the Director of Mission Advancement, talks about ...
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Giving Tuesday 2016

On this Giving Tuesday, we invite you to give whatever you can ...
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Sister Patricia Seelbach, OP and Sister Jean Michael Constantine, OP

Sister Jean Michael Constantine, OP Please pray for the repose of the ...
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Dominican Sisters Decorate Christmas Window in Downtown Springfield, Illinois

Here are a few photos of our Christmas window located in the ...
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Springfeidl Dominican Sisters

Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL!
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T.H.I.N.K. before you post

Before and after you watch, play, read, create, post: T.H.I.N.K. T= Is ...
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Help Dominican Sisters in Iraq

Dominican Sisters return to their home in Qaraqosh, Iraq after two years ...
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