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A message from Sister Kathleen Anne Tait regarding the global coronavirus pandemic and the wellbeing of our sisters.

For now, all our sisters are free of Coronavirus. No Springfield Dominican sister in the U.S. or in Peru has yet reported symptoms. We hope that you and yours are also faring well at this unprecedented time. Follow updates about our sisters' health and our response to the crisis here.

This month is one of three times a year we ask our friends to support our response to God's mission with a gift. I know that you may have been—as we have been—adversely impacted by the economic volatility affecting the world financial markets.

If it is possible for you to make a donation, we will humbly and gratefully receive it. If it is not possible for you at this time, please know your prayer and friendship mean Immeasurably more to us than your ability to contribute. Please look after your needs and stay healthy and safe!

You are invited to Join the Mission!

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What we do

Our sisters make the world a better place every day by bringing God's healing, creative, and inspiring Word wherever they go: into schools and parishes, counseling centers, hospitals, and city streets. Follow the links to learn more.

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Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, OP

Of the 10 Children Joe and Louise Sobieck raised in Sauk Rapids, Minn., Sister Mary Jo was their youngest. Brothers Greg, Tim, Willie, Bob, and Charlie, and sisters Tina, Paula, Geri, and Meg have each lived an itinerant lifestyle all their own before returning to ...
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Sister Marcelline Koch, OP

Sister Marcelline Koch’s parents were Helen and William Koch of Mt. Sterling, Ill. When she entered the community after high school graduation there was already a Sister Marcelline from Mt. Sterling in the community, so she was not able to keep her own name. She ...
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Sister Helen Michael Horne, OP

Sister Helen Michael Horne is the daughter of Michael and Helen Horne and was born in Gillespie, Ill., and raised in Ss. Simon and Jude Parish there. Her parents named her Mary Joan. Her sister Dolores Lee lives in Mt. Olive, Ill. A brother, Michael, ...
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Sister Janet Marie Pfile, OP

Sister Janet Marie Pfile was born to Vi and William Pfile in Decatur in 1941. When she entered the novitiate in 1960 her religious name was Sister Maria del Rey though she later reverted to her baptismal name. Her younger sister, Judith would join her ...
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high school students attending mass in chapel

Five Ways to Promote a Culture of Vocations

The word vocation comes from the Latin vocare-to call. It is no secret that every baptized person is called by God to respond to this call that started with baptism. But how? Where? When? For what purpose? These are the questions of a lifetime. They ...
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Sister Denise Joins A Nun’s Life for Advent Evening Prayer

This Advent season in a time of pandemic is an invitation to make an opening for God to be present in our lives! Sister Denise's powerful preaching during A Nun's Life livestreaming Advent evening prayer on Monday, December 9, 2020 is something to revisit again ...
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“Day after day, Sr. Mary Paul brings positive energy to the halls of the College of Education and has always been willing to go the extra mile for the benefit of our students.”  —Alyssa Hepker, DePaul University

Wisdom from Our Donors

I think of money as energy. It has to circulate, it has to go out there. Whatever you put out comes back to you. The more you give the more you receive. It is how life functions, how the universe functions, and I have to live that.

— Nancy Rita Kaz

“It gives me joy to be able to help care for the sisters who gave me so much during my growing-up years.”

— Frank Ramirez

“The sisters have journeyed with me in life. I want to help continue their good works. I also hope to leave my children with a legacy of gratitude so they may grow in generosity.”

— Nancy Armstrong

“The good work of the church was mostly done by the women of the church. I own my faith today to the sisters who provided me with that early faith formation.”

— Mark Quinn

Sister Michaela Collins, OP

Thank you for your generosity and encouragement!

We pray for you every day.

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