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The Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception invite women ages 18 – 35 to a weekend Come & See Retreat on May 31 – June 2.
Learn more about our Community, a life of prayer and apostolic ministry, and further the discerning of your vocation as well.
The retreat is a great opportunity to advance in vocation discernment by means of talks, Q & A, and a time of recreation and reflection with the Sisters. For more information, go to our Come & See Retreat page.
A relic of St. Mary Magdalene was brought from France to the U.S last month, where it has been venerated in area Churches in the Chicago area, as well as Joliet, IL and Gary, IN. This month, the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception were blessed to have the relic visit their convent in Justice, IL.
Our Sisters host the relic of St. Mary Magdalene at their home in Justice, IL
St. Mary Magdalene witnesses the Resurrected Christ
The sisters venerated the relic — a portion of the Saint’s tibia, which is a leg bone — and asked St. Mary Magdalene for her intercession. St. Mary Magdalene is one of the patrons of the Dominican Order. The Venerable Servant of God, Mother Kolumba Bialecka, Foundress of the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, had a great devotion to St. Mary Magdalene which she passed on to the Sisters of her community. Continue reading ‘Dominican Sisters Host Relic of St. Mary Magdalene’ »
It’s not every day that one’s religious community is featured in a significant publication. In its July-August issue, the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception were featured in the “Affiliate in Focus” feature of Religious Life, the publication of the Institute on Religious Life (IRL).
The article centered on the Sisters’ 150th anniversary year, which ended Aug. 8, which is the feast of St. Dominic, the Order’s founder. The IRL carried one article on the congregation, and another on their foundress, Mother Maria Rose Kolumba Bialecka.
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The article relates how the congregation, coming from a thousand-year-old legacy of Polish Catholicism, follows in the footsteps of many holy saints. The “active-contemplative” order of the Dominican Sisters is one where time is devoted to an apostolate as well as a life of prayer in community. Continue reading ‘Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Featured in IRL Publication’ »