"Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are."- St. John Chrysostom.

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Sister M. Paulita Philippe, OP

March 16, 2019

Springfield Dominican Sister M. Paulita Philippe died March 16, 2019, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Livingston, Ill., in 1937, and named Annette Mary by her parents, Paul and Emma (Martinelli) Philippe. She made her profession of vows in 1959 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill. Sister M. Paulita dedicated her life to …

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Sister Mary Megan Farrelly, OP

March 3, 2019

Sister M. Megan’s Services Visitation: 4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Thursday, March7, 2019 at Aquinas Center, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St. in Springfield. The visitation will begin with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel with Father Peter Witchousky, OP, celebrant. Morning Prayer, Remembering, …

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Sister Philip Neri Crawford, OP

February 27, 2019

Springfield Dominican Sister Philip Neri Crawford died February 26, 2019 at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Springfield, Ill., in 1931, and named Marilyn Marie by her parents, Louis and Florence (Christjansen) Crawford. She made her profession of vows in 1951 at Sacred Heart Convent. Sister Philip Neri dedicated 62 years of religious life …

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Sister Mary Dolorita Brown, OP

January 23, 2019

Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Dolorita Brown died January 23, 2019, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Chicago, Ill., in 1934, and named Dolores Rosalie by her parents, James and Evelyn (Krawzak) Brown. She made her profession of vows in 1952 at Sacred Heart Convent. Sister M. Dolorita ministered in Catholic schools in the …

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In Memoriam

In November each year, we hold a special prayer service to remember and celebrate the lives of our sisters who completed their earthly journey during the previous twelve months. Please join us in praying for our Sisters.

Memorial Booklet

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