Find your center.
Meet your people.
Discover your why.
We are here to encourage and support young adult women who want to deepen their spiritual lives, be of service, and make change for a better world.
We create safe welcoming space for sharing, discussion, personal growth, community building:
- Sharing meals
- Scripture reflection and study
- Book club
- Discussions about life, work, faith, family, culture, etc.
- Online gatherings for prayer and reflection, scripture study, and community meals
- Opportunities for community leadership and service
Women belong here!
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 able to help.
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.
We host Friday evening gatherings at Cor Unum House for fully vaccinated friends. Call us for details about the next Drop In.
Next at Cor Unum
All events at Cor Unum House, 925 N. Fifth Street, unless otherwise noted. Call 217-679-6644 or use the contact form below for more information.
Join us at 7 p.m. Friday February 23 for a low-key evening of relaxation, conversation, and prayer.
7:00 p.m. Wednesday March 6 in-person and online. Register here for online participation. We begin a study of the Book of Revelation this session.
Lenten Fish Fry
6:00 p.m. Friday March 15. Join us and bring a friend! We'll gather at a local parish to enjoy their Lenten Fish dinner. Place to be determined. Call Cor Unum House for more details.
Good Friday Interfaith Way of the Cross
Meet us at the State Supreme Court building at noon for the annual way of the Cross. Sponsored by churches in Springfield, this popular Way of the Cross integrates the social teachings of Jesus and the needs of the world with his passion and death.
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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!
Mary of Magdala: A Visual Feast
Mary of Magdala is the patroness of the Order of Preachers, call the Apostle to the Apostles because she was the first to “go and tell” the Good News of the Resurrection. Here are some ideas to celebrate her feast day, July 23. Read the lectionary readings for her feast. Listen to a preaching by […]
Discovering How Jesus Prayed
There is nothing like sitting down with your Bible and a notebook and exploring scripture prayerfully and thoughtfully. Here are some Bible citations that have something to say about how Jesus prayed. Why not pick a few and see what you can learn? How might you apply what you learn to your own prayer life? […]
A House with a Past:
The Story 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 is Faith?
Can we ever exhaust the meaning of faith? No few-hundred word essay could get you to a definition. Here, Cor Unum Elders Sister M. Clare and Anne Hilofsky tackle faith from their perspectives. Enjoy! Anne: Defining My Faith Faith, defined in the dictionary as a noun, is actually as fluid as water to me. “Faith” […]
Introducing the Elders of Cor Unum
“… But Ruth replied:‘Do not urge me to leave youor to turn from following you.For wherever you go, I will go,and wherever you live, I will live;your people will be my people, …’” (Ruth 1:16-17) And so we begin. We are Cor Unum Women Elders. Cor Unum is a physical space-a house in an historic […]
How to Handle “the Twisties”: A Master Class from Simone Biles
The twisties-getting lost and not knowing where you are in time and space-pretty much defines what life looks like right now for most of the world. – Sister Beth Murphy, OP A recent Washington Post article defines “the twisties” as “The sudden inability for a gymnast to make the requisite spins-or sometimes any spins-for a […]