Good Tidings

"Good Tidings" to You & Yours this Christmas Season!

As the holiday song says, at Christmastime there is good news to share! God is with us in the flesh. After a tumultuous year this message is welcome—a simple message of presence that comforts and heals.

Will you make a gift of "Good Tidings" for our sisters today? Your gift to the Dominican Sisters is truly "Good Tidings"—a gift of healing, presence, and comfort for our elder sisters. Your Christmas or end-of-year gift will help us provide for the health needs of our sisters who have given so much to families like yours.

Visit this page throughout the Advent and Christmas season. Here you'll find stories and videos about three of our sisters whose lives are impacted by your generosity. Come back often! Thank you for your kindness, your prayer, and support for our sisters during this season of "Good tidings."

Good Tidings: Stories from the Sisters

Your Generosity Provides Enough

By Sister Kathleen Anne Tait, OP | December 27, 2021

What do you think is the total number of years of consecrated life lived by the sisters receiving skilled nursing care at Sacred Heart Convent today? 200-400 years 401-600 years 601-800 years 801-1000 years 1000+ years Hint: There are 16 sisters currently receiving skilled nursing care. Out of curiosity, what do you think is the …

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Sister Rosemary McGuire: “I Loved That!”

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | December 20, 2021

Sister Rosemary McGuire has given herself wholeheartedly to every ministry to which she’s been called. First it was teaching primary grades at schools in the Chicago metro area, Peoria, and East Alton. “I loved that!” she said. When the community discovered she could teach math she moved to junior high and back to Springfield, her …

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Sister Agnes Ann Pisel: A COVID-19 Transition

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | December 13, 2021

Everyone has a COVID-19 story. That includes Sister Agnes Ann Pisel, who at the height of the pandemic found herself making the move “home” to Sacred Heart Convent. When she arrived on campus she first needed to quarantine. She had just gotten settled in her room when she learned she needed to move again as …

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Sister Gabriella Luebbers: Doing the “Little Things”

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | December 6, 2021

A Dominican sister for 72 years, Sister Gabriella Luebbers has lived for the last 33 years at Sacred Heart Convent. Before that she taught-first elementary school and then, in high school-French. For a time, she was principal of Rosary High School in Aurora, Ill. She says her pre-convent nursing home experience helped her feel comfortable …

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Thank You for Being "Good Tidings"!

Thank you! We are so grateful for the many ways you share "good tidings" for and with our sisters.

  • The personal sacrifices you make in order to donate to our sisters and our ministries are good tidings for those who suffer from illness, oppression, or impoverishment and for those benefit from our educational, pastoral, and spiritual ministries;
  • Your gifts enable our senior sisters to have the best health possible as they continue their ministry of prayer and concern;
  • Every time you speak to someone about the positive impact our sisters made on your life or the life of your family, you are sharing good tidings.
  • When you support any one of our sisters or associates in their ministry with kind words or encouragement you are being a message of good tidings yourself!

You are a blessing to us. We remember you and your loved ones in our prayer at the Eucharist every day. Thank you. May this holy season be one of good tidings for you and all you love.

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