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Today’s Reading Goes Out to the World from Sr. Megan McElroy, OP

During this 800th Anniversary Year of the Order of Preachers, everyone is invited to read the online Daily Lectio Divina being published by OP.org. Today, Feb. 4, 2016, this Lectio Divina goes out to the international Dominican Family from Sr. Megan McElroy, OP, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids. No Longer Strangers But FriendsJesus summoned the Twelve and began Read More




Divine Reading Goes Out to the World from Sr. Diane Zerfas

During this 800th Anniversary Year of the Order of Preachers, everyone is invited to read the online Daily Lectio Divina being published by OP.org.  Today, Jan. 25, 2016, this divine reading goes out to the international Dominican Family from Sr. Diane Zerfas, OP, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids. Spiritual Landscapes: Where are you?  Enjoy and Read More




New Years Blessings from the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids






Christmas Tidings

“A Light shines on us this day (Psalm 97) for our Savior comes (Isaiah 62:11) because of God’s mercy (Timothy 3). With the Light of the World to guide us, let us go to Bethlehem (Luke 2:15), the House of Bread,  let us go to our Home Town, let us go to our Work Place, Read More




For to us a child is born…

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  “Isaiah 9:6) “On entering any house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’  If there are peaceable people there, your peace Read More




Advent – “And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” Luke 1:43

Blessings this 4th Week of Advent “And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” Luke 1:43 Mary, Mother of God, Witness to Christian Hospitality. The word “hospitality” has within it our familiar term hospital. Christian hospitality is about the acceptance, embracing, and healing which we all Read More




May the God of In-Between-Time bless you.

May God of the In-Between-Time bless you.  On this Holy Saturday, so situated between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, may you sit in the absence, awed, silenced, waiting.  You will know the right time to address your longings, to profess the Reign of God in your midst, to sit with others and let them “be.” Read More




A Good Friday Blessing

May God of all Goodness bless you.  On this Good Friday, with its symbol of the Cross of Love, we Christians fully participate in the mystery of Death and Life.  In facing our fear of death, we can realistically embrace the daily gift of life.  May you embrace the belief that love is the strongest Read More




Receive a Daily Blessing in 2015

In honor of our 125th anniversary in West Michigan, we invited you to walk with us on a journey of intentional reflection on the many blessings God bestows – in big ways and small – every day. The 125 days of blessings have been an opportunity to quiet hearts and minds and actively listen for Read More




2014 Blessings Journey Comes To A Close

An End To Our 2014 Blessings Journey… And An Invitation to Continue in 2015 In honor of our 125th anniversary in West Michigan, we invited you to walk with us on a journey of intentional reflection on the many blessings God bestows – in big ways and small – every day. The 125 days of Read More




May the God of Beginning Again Bless You

Day 125 — A Blessing for You May the God of Beginning Again be with you. May that God hold you near as you grieve what is past and move with faith into what is to be. May the hand of God carry you across the darkness of loss into Light. May your courage and Read More




May the God of Surprises Bless You

Day 124 — A Blessing for You May the God of Surprises be with you, awakening you to the gifts already in you, giving you a sense of eagerness and anticipation about your life, opening you to unimagined blessing and the deepest wisdom of your being. May God startle you with Infinite Live and Presence Read More




May the God of Joy Bless You

Day 123 — A Blessing for You May the God of Joy be with you, bringing delight at the very thought of your creation in God’s plan. May you be thrilled by God’s Presence in your life and may your heart overflow with gladness and song as you celebrate the nearness of such a Lover. Read More




May you be Blessed by the God of Dreams

Day 122 — A Blessing for You May you be blessed by the God of Dreams. With all the dreamers who have gone before you, may you come to trust in God’s dream for you. May you open yourself to become what God envisioned at your birth and may you have the courage to live Read More




May the Blessing of the Good Shepherd be on You

Day 121 — A Blessing for You May God the Shepherd be with you, calling you by name, lifting you when you fall, caring for you when you are weary or lost, running to meet you upon your return. And may you, by your care, love and wisdom be a shepherd to the lost. May Read More




May the God of Celebration Bless You

Day 120 — A Blessing for You May the God of Celebration stay with you as you discover joy in your life. May you be free to dance and play in the presence of the God who gifts you and celebrates life with you. And may you celebrate the gifts of those around you and Read More




God-With-Us

Day 119 — A Blessing for You “God-With-Us” With the presence of Your Son Jesus living among us came Singing and Rejoicing, Stars and Wonders, Promises and Peace. We are commissioned to Listen to Your Word, to Receive children, to Forgive our neighbors, to Love the stranger, to Treasure our relationship with You. We are Read More




May the Blessing of Generosity be on You

Day 118 — A Blessing for You May the God of Generous Giving fill you to overflowing with grace and blessing. May your awareness of abundance from the hands of such a God carry you into a life that is altogether giving, forgiving and thanksgiving. May you celebrate the lavishness of God’s love in creating Read More




May the Birthing God Bless You

Day 117 — A Blessing for You May the Birthing God bless you. May you know life ever-new in each task you undertake and each experience that comes your way. May God be birthed in you with every prayer and may compassion flower in your every relationship. May the God who gives birth to Light Read More




May the Blessing of the One God be with You

Day 116 — A Blessing for You May you be blessed by the God who calls all to be One, who draws you ever nearer, speaking to you of unity and true community, where you are surrounded by love and truth. May this God uphold you and inspire you. May the gift of community arise Read More




May the God of Contemplation Bless You

Day 115 — A Blessing for You May the God of Contemplation bless you, calling you into the still point of God’s Divine Presence. Out of the silent center of your being, may you bring serenity and peace to every circumstance and to each person. May the fruit of your contemplation show itself in works Read More




May the God of Stars Bless You

Day 114 — A Blessing for You May the God of the Stars bless you. May you gaze at the wonder and beauty of the nighttime sky where every star sings God’s glory. May your stargazing heart be let to places of birth and newness and may you know the nearness of God’s unconditional love. Read More