Take a “Meet Our Sisters” Tour

Springfield Dominicans Participated in National Vocation Awareness Event Nov. 1-7

Tucked between expressways and hidden among the bustle and noise of city and suburban life is the powerful, yet often quiet, influence of Catholic sisters. These women have dedicated their lives to serving God and expanding the household of God’s love.

Now you can explore the ways Catholic sisters live and work in Chicagoland by virtually visiting their homes, their chapels, their heritage rooms, and their ministries during National Vocation Awareness Week.

The virtual tour featured nine congregations of Catholic Sisters serving in the Chicago area. The event was open to all who want to build a culture of vocation in by better understanding religious life.


Enjoy a virtual visit to the Dominican Literacy Center to learn how a community of Dominican Sisters meets the challenges of ministry to immigrants in a time of pandemic and anti-immigrant sentiment.

Say hello to Sister Kathleen Ryan and Sister Jane Ann Beckman! This is what solidarity and gospel justice look like in Aurora, Ill.


Details about all the National Vocation Awareness Week Meet Our Sisters Tour Events are here.


What is National Vocation Awareness Week?

National Vocation Awareness Week, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, is designed to help promote vocation awareness.

This annual week-long celebration of religious vocations is dedicated to promoting vocations to consecrated life, the priesthood, and the diaconate, through prayer and education. NVAW also emphasizes a renewal of our prayer and support for those who are discerning a vocation.

“You are invited to learn more and join us in building a culture of vocations through your participation,” said Sister Denise Glazik, the vocation director for the Springfield Dominican Sisters. Check out more ways you can get involved here.

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