Top Ten Stories of 2018
What an amazing year 2018 was. Looking back there were so many ups and downs it is hard to believe that some of the events happened only in 2018. Here is a list of our top ten stories in order of engagement by you over the entire year. Sister Mary Jo Acquires Fame on the …
“Begging to come back”—The Difference Sisters can make in Young Lives
“They were scared to come to the convent,” said Susie Williams about her daughters Lexi and Abby. “But after their first visit they were begging me to come back.” Susie and her daughters aren’t Catholic and had no experience with Catholic sisters until Susie started cooking at Sacred Heart Convent, the Dominican Sisters’ motherhouse in …
“We all long for peace in this land” Sister Mila in Jerusalem
Springfield Dominican Sister Mila Diaz Solano resides in Jerusalem where she is completing her doctoral thesis at the École Biblique et Archéologique, a French academic establishment in Jerusalem, founded by Dominicans, and specializing in archaeology and Biblical exegesis. Today she shared with her Dominican sisters in the United States and Peru her experience of the …
"I was good because I wanted you to be proud"
Sister Maria Eck enjoys surprise visit from a student she hasn’t seen in 50 years “I was only good because I wanted you to be proud of me.” These words were spoken this morning to Sister Maria Eck by her former student Connie Hannagan-Lind, SHA class of 1967, during their first encounter in 50 years. …
Collaboration Changes the World: Sisters’ Antiracism Work Honored by National Organization
LeadingAge Recognizes Sisters’ Anti-racism Efforts The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, have been selected to receive the 2016 Hobart Jackson Cultural Diversity Award from LeadingAge, a national association representing 6,000 nonprofit aging-services organizations throughout the United States. The award recognizes the Dominican Sisters’ “Conscious, committed effort to dismantle racism wherever it exists,” according to the …
One Dominican Sister, One First Grader, One Life-changing Relationship
An Update on Jesuit Student Billy Menor & His Relationship with Sister Samuella Volk, OP Now he’s studying philosophy and sociology at St. Louis University, but in the spring of 2016 Billy Menor was on a cross-country pilgrimage with only $35 in his pocket. He travelled from San Francisco to New York and in-between stopped …
Be hope for the life of the world
Amid the chaos in our world, where do we find an anchor of hope?
Sister Mila simply can’t do this alone.
A gift from you today will help keep alive her mission to be an anchor of hope.
Amid the chaos in our world, we believe the witness of our lives and our commitment to compassionately preaching the gospel of Jesus is needed more than ever.
This month Sister Mila Diaz Solano begins teaching sacred scripture as visiting professor at Mundelein Seminary.
Like St. Dominic before her, Sister Mila is compelled to preach Good—and challenging—News. Her doctoral studies at the École Biblique in Jerusalem have readied her for that!
So have her experiences of living in Jerusalem during times of violence and unrest.
Sister Mila also knows that beyond our daily tasks, whether teaching, preaching, counseling or administering, it is even more the witness of our lives that brings hope to the world.
Are you able to support Sister Mila, and all of us, in our mission to anchor hope? A gift from you will help support the spiritual wellbeing of young people and adults swayed by the confusion of our times.
Your gift can awaken the world with a transformative message hope for the life of the world. Thank you!