Find your center. Meet your people. Discover your why.
Women in early adulthood belong.
It's a challenging and exciting time to be a woman in early adulthood. If you are looking for the support and encouragement you need to become your best self, Cor Unum may be it.
With us, you'll find:
the encouragement of women who've journeyed ahead of you toward a purposeful, meaningful life;
the companionship of women whose experience has proven there's more to life than the crushing pressure for perfection;
and, the space and the grace to meet yourself, created uniquely by God for a purpose beyond your imagining.
Join Our Virtual Gatherings
There are three times each month we gather Cor Unum women through Zoom. You are welcome! You do not need to be Catholic to participate. All young adult women are welcome.
Cor Unum Sundays
A twice-monthly, one-hour gathering of women in early adulthood who support one another by reading together and sharing our collective wisdom on topics chosen and organized by the participants in the group.
The meetings begin at 8 p.m. Central Time on the first and third Sunday of each month. Register once for each Sunday to receive regular invitations and meeting reminders.
Women's Wednesday Scripture Reflection
Once a month we meet virtually on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Central Time to reflect on the scripture readings for the following Sunday's Roman Catholic liturgy. Bring your curiosity and a friend!
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Feeding Hungers: A Catholic Sisters Week Reflection
“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, …
Holding Space for Young Adult Women as Pandemic Drags On
A new initiative of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield is meant to hold a space for young adult women to find encouragement, companionship, and the “space and grace” to meet themselves and uncover the purpose of their lives. What is Cor Unum? Cor Unum House is both a physical space in an historic Springfield, Illinois, …
The Storied Past of Cor Unum House
Cor Unum House has its own story. An American Foursquare, it was saved from the wrecking ball through the vision and commitment of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association and the generosity of philanthropist Fletcher Farrar, Jr., who with his spouse Mary Jessup are friends of the Dominican Sisters and catalysts for their presence in …
What’s in the Name? The Meaning of Cor Unum
Cor Unum is One Heart in Latin. The name was chosen to anchor the project in the Dominican Sisters’ story and move it toward an evolving future. In 1893, when the Jacksonville-based Dominican Sisters moved to Springfield, they became known as the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Fast forward almost 130 …
Live-streamed Evening Prayer:
Welcome in a Time of Crisis
Where God closes a door, a window opens. Sometimes, almost literally. Cor Unum House, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, is meant to be a house of hospitality, where guests are welcome into the sisters’ lives in tangible ways. Except, not now. While the Coronavirus lockdown has closed the sisters’ front door for …
Solidarity in Mississippi
About the photo: Sister Georgiana Stubner, center, and Sister Anita Cleary, right, visit after the prayer vigil in Forest, Miss., Saturday, August 17. Sister Mila Diaz Solano, a member of the Springfield Dominican Leadership team, organized a delegation of Springfield Dominican Sisters who traveled to Mississippi over the weekend to be in solidarity with the …