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Cor Unum

Cor Unum House: 925 N 5th St, Springfield, IL 62702

Sisters Beth, Mary Clare, and Lori stand in the 925 North 5th Street house far before the renovation in March 2018.
Sisters Beth, Mary Clare, and Lori stand in the 925 North 5th Street house far before the renovation in March 2018.
Cor Unum House June 2019.
Cor Unum House June 2019.

Have questions?

Do you have questions about institutional religion?

Are you curious about God, prayer, or faith?

Do traditional expressions of faith puzzle or mystify you?

Are you looking for more—meaning, purpose, transformative power—and wondering how to get there?

Then Cor Unum may be able to help. Learn more here.

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Cor Unum House

Friends of Cor Unum thank you dinner

Located at 925 North Fifth Street in historic Enos Park, Springfield, Illinois, Cor Unum House is where Sisters Lori, Beth, and Mary Clare live—and where they are ready to welcome three additional residents who want to experience community and facilitate that for a larger circle of friends who are seeking meaning and purpose in their lives.

 

It's Happening!

Sisters Lori, Mary Clare, and Beth have moved into Cor Unum House in the Enos Park Neighborhood of Springfield.

Young women looking for a meaningful experience of community and service can sign up now to get connected to real friends and global engagement. We want to hear from you. Welcome to Cor Unum!

See the house built of generosity and hope!

We thought it couldn't happen.

The dream of opening a new ministry for and with young adult women was dashed when the building we hoped to use was suddenly unavailable to us.

Seemingly, it was all over. Until it wasn't!

See what happens when dreams—God's dream and our dream—flow together. Enjoy this gallery of photos about Cor Unum House—being built of generosity and hope!

“The Christian of today must gather from the body all the spiritual power it contains…this means to live from the center of the heart where love grows and to reach out to the world with faith, hope, and trust in God’s incarnate presence.”             

 –Sister Ilia Delio, OSF

 What is Cor Unum?

Ministry

Cor Unum is a ministry

of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield to encourage and support young adult women who want ot deepen their spiritual lives, be of service, and make change for a better world.

The Latin phrase Cor Unum, meaning One Heart,” was chosen with the unique needs of young adult women in mind.

  • Do you ever find yourself filled with questions about institutional religion?
  • Are you curious about God, prayer, or faith?
  • Do traditional expressions of faith puzzle or mystify you?
  • Are you looking for more—meaning, purpose, transformative power—and wonder how you get there?

Then this new and exciting project may be just the thing for you! Learn more here.

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The Cor Unum Team

Rocio Hurtado, top right, at her home with the sisters

Sister Mary Clare Fichtner, Sister Lori Kirchman, and Sister Beth Murphy have been missioned by their Dominican community to this exciting new Springfield Dominican mission. Want to know more?

Cor Unum is for you!

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Grow something new for women!

Woman ages 18-35 with a sense of adventure, creative energy, a passion to change the world, or big dose of curiosity are welcome.

Contact us through the form below or call 217-787-0481.

What's New

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“We all long for peace in this land” Sister Mila in Jerusalem

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 21, 2018

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, […]

"Whose Hands did You hold?"

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 15, 2018

New Dominican Associates are challenged to “Construct the Village” Make Commitment to Prayer, Service, Study, Community   Springfield Dominican Associate Class of 2018. New associates are noted in bold type. All […]

New Director: Jubilee Farm is a Place to Care for and Reverence the Land

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 15, 2018

Springfield, Ill.—Sister Rose Marie Riley, the new director for Jubilee Farm, says she is looking forward to continuing the long Springfield Dominican tradition of holding the eco-spirituality center’s 164 acres as […]

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 […]

Discover Your Life’s Mission with a “Come and See” Weekend

Register Now! Catholic women 18-35 are welcome to explore their life’s mission with the Dominican Sisters during the next “Come and See” weekend, Jan 31-Feb. 2, 2020, at Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. The all-expense-paid weekend (exclusive of travel) begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 and concludes at Noon Sunday, […]

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 […]
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