Sr. Dominic, OP celebrates 75 years of service


SPRINGFIELD - Sister Mary Dominic Joerger, OP is being recognized for 75 years of service by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. A Mendota native, Sister Mary Dominic was a member of Holy Cross Parish in Mendota before professing her vows on June 13, 1945 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in education from DePaul University and a K-12 Teaching and Supervision Certificate, she went on to receive a Master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois.

During her working years, Sister Mary Dominic was an educator serving at schools in Illinois and Minnesota and was a parish volunteer in Springfield. While working in the Diocese of Peoria, she returned to her hometown for one year (1968-1969) and taught fifth grade at Holy Cross School in Mendota.

A private celebration with the Dominican Sisters is planned for Aug. 8.

Cards may be sent to Sister Mary Dominic Joerger at: Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704.

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