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Teaching & Preaching

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.

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Dominican Associate Class of 2022 Prepares for “Hybrid” Formation

By Website Administrator | September 21, 2021

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 …

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Do Not Wait: How to Begin Saving the Planet Today

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | August 24, 2021

“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

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | July 27, 2021

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 …

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Marian Catholic High School Holds First-Ever Fine Arts Signing Day

By Website Administrator | June 3, 2021

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

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | May 25, 2021

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

By Website Administrator | February 9, 2021

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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Holding Space for Young Adult Women as Pandemic Drags On

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | February 5, 2021

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, …

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Five things to know about Catholic Sisters and Human Trafficking

By Sister Beth Murphy, OP | January 5, 2021

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Catholic Sisters are at the forefront of the struggle to prevent human trafficking and defend the dignity of 40.3 million people who are in forced labor, forced marriage, sexual exploitation, and domestic servitude worldwide. Here are Five things to know about Catholic Sisters’ work to prevent …

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Living Hope Testimonial: Using Our Talents for Good

By Website Administrator | December 29, 2020

I took art all four years of high school with Sister Regina Marie and achieved the Golden Palette Award. She was my favorite teacher at Sacred Heart Academy. She was always happy and welcoming. She encouraged her students and would find something positive about their artwork even when they thought it wasn’t great. I learned …

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Sister Regina Marie’s Prayer Techniques for Prisoners—Could They Work for You?

By Website Administrator | December 18, 2020

“We’re all prisoners,” Sue Brosmith mentioned off-handedly. “It’s only the bars that are different.” With this comment, Sue spoke of the spiritual guidance she witnessed Sister Regina Marie Bernet share over many years of volunteer ministry at Jacksonville Correctional Center. For years Sue joined a “trio” of Dominican Sisters and other dedicated volunteers at the …

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