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.

Dominican Center at Marywood 2016-2017 Programs Now Open

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Mission Advancement Director

Dietary Aide

Environmental Services Custodian &
Conference Services Set-Up Assistant

Maintenance Specialist


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Mission & Ministry: Living into
the Lord’s Most Powerful Message

Spring 2016


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.


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