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Dominican Sisters Springfield

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Called by God into right relationship with all creation and graced by Dominican life and mission, we compassionately preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, based in Illinois, are dedicated to preaching the Gospel through a life of prayer, study, community, and ministry. Their mission emphasizes justice, peace, and care for creation.

Ministry Work
The sisters engage in various ministries, including education, healthcare, social justice advocacy, and spiritual formation. They operate the Dominican Literacy Center, provide retreats and spiritual direction at the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center, and support numerous social justice initiatives.

Daily Life and Mission
Daily life for the Dominican Sisters revolves around the Four Pillars of Dominican life: prayer, study, community, and ministry. Communal prayers, such as the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, are integral to their spiritual practice. The sisters dedicate time to personal study and reflection, which informs their ministry work and advocacy efforts. They live in community, sharing resources, meals, and mutual support, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration. Their active ministries, such as teaching, healthcare, and social justice work, are informed by their prayer and study, ensuring a holistic approach to their mission.

Their mission is deeply rooted in the Dominican charism of preaching, which they live out by advocating for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. They are committed to building relationships with people from all cultures, lifestyles, and economic backgrounds, and they strive to seek right relationships with the Earth and all its creatures.

Vision and Goals
The Dominican Sisters of Springfield aim to foster spiritual growth, education, and social justice, offering supportive environments for holistic development. Through their diverse ministries, they strive to transform lives and communities, promoting the values of the Gospel. Their dedication to prayer, community life, and service ensures they remain a vibrant source of inspiration, working tirelessly towards a just and compassionate world.

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