to praise. to bless. to preach.

The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Congregation was founded for and is committed to teaching and preaching the Word of God in what we say and what we do.

We preach the gospel of hope. We stand in solidarity with those who live on the margins of society. We affirm the need for collaboration and community so that all my flourish.

We joyfully embrace our vocation to seek God as the sole desire of our heart and to be the compassion and justice of Jesus in our time and place. 

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” ~ St. Catherine of Siena.

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Year of Mercy & Celebration of God’s Faithfulness to the Dominican Family

Pope Francis has called for a Holy Year of Mercy in 2016. We invite you to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure. (Luke 6:37-38)

This year is also the 800th Jubilee of Our Dominican Family around the world. “We celebrate what God has done in and through the Dominican Family for the life of the world and of the church. We celebrate the absolute faithfulness of God’s enduring Word proclaimed in the preaching of our lives,” says Megan McElroy, OP.

About the Dominican Sisters

We are known for our passionate work to promote justice, support peace, alleviate poverty, oppose violence, reject oppression, mentor lay ministers, teach both children and adults, and protect the earth.

Our specific directions in ministry for the past twenty years have been to:

  • recognize and be open to the Holy in ourselves and one another 
  • affirm the need for community and renew our energy to
    live common life well
  • stand in solidarity with those who are materially poor
  • stand in solidarity with women who have suffered from oppression and violence
  • advocate for children in local, national and international communities
  • collaborate with others to effect systemic change toward a just world
  • foster a contemplative stance that all the earth is sacred and interconnected



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