Sr. Dorothea Songeroth, OP, native of Mendota, hailed as ‘superhero’ in book

Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth, OP, (right) is featured in a new book about the life and ministry of the Springfield Dominicans at St. Dominic Health Services in Jackson, Mississippi. With her are Sister Kathleen Anne Tait, OP, and Robert and Melinda McElligott. Robert’s late aunt, Sister Maura McElligott, was one of the founders of St. Dominic’s. (Provided photo)

She may not wear a mask and cape, but Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth, OP, has the ability to lift heavy hearts and spirits, along with prayer. The Mendota native’s life and work are profiled in “A Sister’s Love: The Story of the Dominican Sisters at St. Dominic’s.” Written by journalist and author Joe Maxwell, the book […]

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