Our 13th Century Founder—Dominic de Guzman—had a passion for communicating Truth. Catherine of Siena, an early follower of Dominic, called Jesus “Gentle First Truth.”
Like these holy ones, 21st Century Dominicans still desire to live from the deep well of Truth. That desire guides all we do—most especially in our ministries of teaching and preaching. Here we invite you to encounter our sisters engaged in teaching and preaching ministries and find inspiration for your own response to God’s call to be united in the mission of Jesus, Gentle First Truth.
150th Anniversary Prayers
Please join us in prayer! Each month, we’ll post a prayer written by our sisters for use on the 19th (Because it was August 19, 1873 when our mission For the Life of the World began in Jacksonville, Ill.) Each prayer focuses on a unique expression of our preaching ministry. You are invited to print …
This essay first appeared in the summer edition of the Dominican Literacy Center newsletter, Word & Hope. We republish it here with the permission of the Dominican Literacy Center because of its unique perspective on the challenges that face English language learners in the United States. To learn more about the Springfield Dominican mission of …
Catarina Benincasa: A Saint for Today
New Video! Catarina Benincasa: A Saint for Today In honor of the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena, Dominican lay woman and Doctor of the Church, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield are pleased to release a beautiful new production of Sister Santina DeLuca’s Catarina Benincasa: A Saint for Today. The 17-minute one-woman performance is …
“You Sisters Figured it Out” A Story for International Women’s Day
UPDATE: Read another inspiring story about Dalila, her mom, and the inspiring work of our sisters at Rosary High School and the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora, Ill. Here’s an International Women’s Day Special for the start of Catholic Sisters Week. Don’t miss this moving account of how one woman’s perseverance transformed her family’s fortunes …
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“Is My Mic On?”
Dominican Associate Class of 2022 Prepares for “Hybrid” Formation
Just as parents and students know what “hybrid learning” is, so does the new class of Springfield Dominican Associate candidates. Ten candidates in this year’s class gathered in person at Sacred Heart Convent, and virtually, for the first time on Sunday, Sept. 19. They were welcomed by Sister M. Joan Sorge, program director, and the …
“Is My Mic On?”
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Do Not Wait: How to Begin Saving the Planet Today
“Responding to the global climate crisis requires everyone’s action and we can’t wait a minute longer to begin.” Sister Sharon Zayac This was the message 100 Dominican sisters and associates from across the U.S. heard from Springfield Dominican Sister Sharon Zayac during the annual associates’ and sisters’ reflection day hosted each August by the Springfield …
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Six Tips for Back-to-School Season
Whether your children or grandchildren are heading back to elementary, high school, or college soon, the return to school will look much different than it did last year-and certainly different than it did two years ago, in the world before our daily lives included mask-wearing, temperature checks, social distancing and in the days before conversations …
Marian Catholic High School Holds First-Ever Fine Arts Signing Day
Marian Catholic High School celebrated five seniors in the Fine Arts Department during the school’s first-ever Fine Arts Signing Day on Tuesday, May 11. These students will be continuing their careers in band at the collegiate level. “We were so happy to offer the opportunity to have an official ‘signing day’ for some of our …
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Sister Mary Paul McCaughey Publishes Prayers for Principals
Grace and Guts for School Leaders. Practical Prayers. National Catholic Educational Association. 2020. “It takes a lot of courage to be a principal,” says someone who would know. Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Paul McCaughey was the principal of two Catholic high schools and now is full-time faculty at DePaul University, where she teaches master’s and …
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Service in the Community: A Reflection on Service from Current SHG Students
For a number of years the sisters at Sacred Heart Convent and the students and faculty “across the blacktop” at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School have enjoyed a wonderful mutuality. Students are allowed to give one study hall period a week in service at the convent, where they come to read to sisters, or write letters …
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Ways We Teach & Preach
Are you a graduate from one of our sponsored schools? If so, you might remember Sister Bernie! Tune in to her episode of F.L.O.W.cast Listen, a podcast for the life of the world, below.
Dominican Literacy Center-Aurora, Ill.
Dominican Literacy Center, Melrose Park, Ill.