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A Jubilarian Shares Her Story – Sr. Mary Catherine Fodrocy, OP

In our Dominican tradition, we celebrate Jubilee years of Sisters. We are blessed to recognize Jubilarians for their vowed lives and service for 80, 75, 70, 60, 50, and 25 years. We honor each woman and the unique contributions she has made to the world and to our Congregation mission. Each Jubilarian tells her own story Read More

Gathering of Sisters and Priests at Marywood

The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids hosted its annual gathering of priests and sisters from the Diocese of Grand Rapids at Marywood on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Nearly 100 women and men religious gathered in Dominican Chapel/Marywood for a program with Bishop David J. Walkowiak, followed by Evening Prayer and supper at Dominican Center. Guests Read More

Day of Service Event During National Catholic Sisters Week

Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids employees and Sunday Assembly will join hearts and hands with Sisters for a Day of Service during National Catholic Sisters Week 2017. We will gather for lunch beginning at 11:30 am and set out for sites on and off campus, and serve until 4:00 pm. The organizations we will serve this Read More

Celebrating the Close of the 800th Anniversary of Dominican Order

“It’s rather strange isn’t it — that the man who founded the Order of Preachers should be such a quiet figure! And yet by the fruits of his labor, we know him.” — Heather Barrett, Lay Dominican Sunday, January 22, 2017 marks the closure of the celebration of 800 years of Dominican Life on Earth, Read More

Preaching Justice Martin Luther King Jr’s Words to Live By

Preaching justice, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids invite you to take time on this day to reflect on a man who moved mountains and gave his life to raise awareness about injustice. His message carries power today and always. This word cloud features the words that appeared most often in Martin Luther King Jr. speeches Read More

Christmas Magic at Our Sister & Employee Party

With thoughtfulness, creativity, effort, and time, our Christmas Party Planning Committee surprised and delighted us all this year. The annual Christmas program shared by the young explorers at Whistle Stop brought smiles to the faces of Sisters, employees, and parents as we kicked off the afternoon extravaganza. This year, caroling in Spanish, Polish, English, and two Read More

Holy Trinity Celebrates 81 Years and Sisters’ Legacy in Parish and School

Today, a special alter swathed in the Dominican colors of black and white greeted students, teachers, and special guests at Holy Trinity Parish in Alpine/Comstock Park, Michigan. From 1901 thru 2003, 115 Dominican Sisters taught or served at the parish and school.   For the celebration, Fr. Thomas G. Simons invited Dominican Sisters from our Read More

St. Mary Magdalen Parish Celebrates 90 Years and Dominican Presence

Submitted by Sr. Mary Ann Barrett and Sr. Laurena Alflen   On Sept. 17, seven sisters from Marywood traveled to the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Melvindale to join the parishioners in celebrating 90 years.  Srs. Phyllis Mrozinski, Mary Jo Beckett, Dorena Gonzalez, Joan Alflen, Mary Ann Barrett, Kateri Schrems all met a few of their former Read More