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Invitation to 100 Days of Prayer

  We invite you to join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, the Sisters of St. Joseph, and citizens of our nation in communal prayer during the first 100 days of transition to a new President and Administration. We pray for unity, reconciliation, and priority for the common good of the people of our nation, the Read More


800th Jubilee Essay Contest Winners Announced

NEWS RELEASE                    On the occasion of the 800th Jubilee year of the Dominican Order, the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids held an essay contest which was open to high school, college, and life-long learners. We are pleased to announce that two Aquinas College students, Natalie Smith and Read More


Dominican Sisters Conference Public Statement on Dakota Access Pipeline

The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids are members of the Dominican Sisters Conference (DSC) which numbers 6,000 women religious. The rich diversity of the membership enables us to broaden our individual perspectives and bring our experiences to bear on the needs of our world. We engage in rigorous study leading to collaborative action. We are a Read More


Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Announce Essay Contest

(Grand Rapids, MI) – The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids are sponsoring a national essay contest open to high school, college, and lifelong learners in celebration of the 800 Year Legacy of the Dominican Order of Preachers. Participants are encouraged to explore the vision of St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Dominican Order of Preachers, Read More


Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, Interview on WITNESS, A Salt and Light TV Production

Grand Rapids Dominican Sister Barbara Reid, OP was interviewed for WITNESS, a production of Salt and Light TV, that premiers this Sunday night, Feb. 28, 2016 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT on various Canadian cable and satellite channels. Fortunately, the program can also be viewed in the United States and around the world online Read More


Former Exec Dir of Partnership for Global Justice on Panel

Lucianne Siers, OP joins an Economicology Forum panel discussion on February 25 at Aquinas College for: Cop-21 Paris: An Analysis of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference. Sr. Lucianne is the former executive director of Partnership for Global Justice, a network committed to developing global consciousness through educational programs, advocacy and participation with the United Nations. She now serves as Read More


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


Sr. Chela Gonzalez Professed Final Vows Oct 18 2015

We joyfully announce the Final Profession of Sister Chela Gonzalez on October 18 during the 10:00 am Eucharist at Dominican Chapel/Marywood! The Order of Preachers was founded by St. Dominic to witness and to preach God’s Word. We, the daughters of Dominic, formed by the Word, dedicate our lives to the mission of proclaiming the Read More


Laudato Si’ — Our Catechetical Perspective

The Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters’ Care of Earth Committee has been hard at work developing a workshop on Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’, On the Care of our Common Home. The September 19 program was prepared for the 2015 Diocese of Grand Rapids’ Parish Ministry and Catechetical Conference. Catechists seeking materials and lessons for all grade levels can Read More


Spectrum Health’s Gift to Marywood Health Center

         Since opening its doors in 2013, nearly 300 people have sought out the holistic rehabilitation therapy offered at Marywood Health Center, a health care ministry of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in partnership with Porter Hills. Marywood Health Center, located on the Marywood Campus at 111 Lakeside Drive NE, in Read More


Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, Named President of the Catholic Bible Association of America 2014-2015

Grand Rapids Dominican Sister and one of our favorite Aquinas College graduates, Sr. Barbara E. Reid, OP, has been named the President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA) for 2014-2015. Sr. Barbara Reid currently serves as Vice President and Academic Dean of Chicago’s Catholic Theological Union (CTU). The CBA was founded in 1936 and Read More


Call to Join MI Day of Prayer for Children at the Border

http://woodtv.com/2014/07/23/undocumented-children-border-or-moral-issue/ Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids were part of a joint a 11 a.m. news conference at the Christian Reformed Church of American headquarters earlier today. We joined  ecumenical faith leaders calling for a statewide “Day of Prayer for the Children of the Border” taking place this Sunday, July 27. Our own Sr. Sandra Delgado, Vicaress, spoke up Read More


Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Position on Children Crossing US Borders

Justice Issue: Unaccompanied Children Crossing the U.S. Borders Our Justice Position The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids have a long history of serving and caring for children in schools, hospitals and the orphanage of St. John’s Home here in Grand Rapids. Given our educational and social service history with children, we commit ourselves to act as their Read More


Dominican Sisters GR pray for peace in Iraq Thurs. June 19 at 6pm

“On Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:00 – 6:10 p.m., the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters will gather in the Dominican Chapel / Marywood to pray for peace and protection of the people of Iraq. We invite the public to join us in communal prayer at our Chapel during this time,” says Sr. Maureen Geary, prioress Read More


Gathered Together In Gratitude Mass April 29, 2014

      Recently, we celebrated the feast day of Saint Catherine of Siena at a special Mass at Dominican Chapel/Marywood. We were blessed to have Bishop Emeritus Walter A. Hurley, Prioress Maureen Geary, OP, and Nathalie Meyer,OP, present. We welcomed and honored many individuals on this night, for their dedication and contributions to the living Read More


Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Fact Sheet – March 2014

History of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand RapidsFact Sheet, March 2014 • The Dominican Order began in thirteenth-century Europe with the vision and work of Dominic de Guzman. Our specific Congregation traces its origin to Holy Cross Convent, a Dominican cloister for women religious in Regensburg, Bavaria in 1246. • In 1853, four cloistered Dominican Read More


Blessing and Rededication of Aquinata Hall for Long-Term Assisted Living

Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Continue Their Legacy; Another Strategic Step in the Sisters’ New Healthcare Ministry Grand Rapids, MI April 19, 2013 — On Wednesday, April 24, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, on the Marywood Campus, the Dominican Sisters~ Grand Rapids will host a private, official blessing and rededication of Aquinata Hall as a Read More