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Monthly Archives: May 2017
On May 7, 2017, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield welcomed 28 new associates. “The associate class included residents of Springfield, Bluffs, Auburn, Flossmoor, Jacksonville, Illiopolis, Galesburg, Pana, Steger, Lansing, Normal, Park Forest, Chicago Heights, South Holland, Orland Park, and Bloomington, Ill., Indiana residents of Munster and Hammond, and Mississippi residents of the Jackson area.” Read article
On May 6th, with Scripture focusing on the Good Shepherd, recently installed Joseph Cardinal Tobin was welcomed at the Caldwell Motherhouse to celebrate Mass and meet our sisters and associates over dinner. Sister Patrice Werner, Prioress, presented Cardinal Tobin with a print of our stained glass Stations of the Cross designed by Sister Gerardine Mueller. After spending time at the Motherhouse, Cardinal Tobin joined Sister Patrice, the rest of the Leadership Team, and the residents of St. Catherine’s Convent and Healthcare Center for dessert. Cardinal Tobin went from table to table speaking with the sisters and a few of the archdiocesan priests who reside at St. Catherine’s.
Columbus, OH – “Honey, are you hungry?” These words are often heard by a teenage girl on the streets of Columbus, OH. She is dirty and hungry, and despite the fact that she will be with as many as 10 men today, she is alone and unloved. But to Sister Nadine Buchanan, OP, this girl is an angel in disguise – and those simple words open a door to hope and love.
The feature article shares the story of Springfield Dominican Sister Francella Vyverman and how she “found her niche serving donuts at Washington Street Mission.” Read article