Find your center. Meet your people. Discover your why.
Cor Unum exists 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 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.
We host Friday evening gatherings at Cor Unum House for fully vaccinated friends. Call us for details about the next Drop In event.
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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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 …
What is Profession?
Sister Kelly Moline will make her perpetual profession of vows on St. Dominic’s Day, August 8, and you are invited to attend via livestream to join in the celebration! Under different circumstances we’d be throwing open the doors for all our friends to be with us in Sacred Heart Convent Chapel for the Mass and profession …
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 …