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800th Final IconWe celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Dominican Order of Preachers. 800 years! from Nov 7, 2015 – Jan 21, 2017. What an amazing legacy our Dominican Family is living as we share the glory of the gospel around the world.

Known as the Order of Preachers, Dominicans follow in the footsteps of patrons, St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena, who spoke and lived the Word of God. These saints are among many women and men of history whose ideas, values, beliefs, and manner of living — during their time and place in history — changed humanity. These spiritual giants courageously questioned systemic thinking and behaviors, and in doing so, changed history.  

During this time of celebration, the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids continue to preach the Gospel of hope for all of humanity. “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.

2016 Proclaimed Year of Mercy by Pope Francis

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)


Our Spring 2016 Edition of Mission & Ministry Magazine is filled with stories about moments of mercy. Enjoy.M&M_Sping 2016 Cover sm

Showing Mercy in Prayer

Merciful Presence

Sheltering People Who are Homeless

Mercy to Those Without Hope

Working to Eliminate Racism

The Abiding Legacy of Mercy

Inflamed with Mercy