our ministry

We share with others the Word of God — words of life and hope — through our many diverse ministries.

our ministry

The charism of the Dominican Order of Preachers is to preach the good news of Jesus Christ through a joyful spirit and an informed faith. 

We share with others the Word of God — words of life and hope — through our many diverse ministries. 

Marywood is home to some of our ministries.The 34-acre campus is located at the corner of Lakeside and Fulton in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a center of communal life for our Sisters. Yet it is also serves as home to ministries that welcome laypersons to engage in study, prayer, and community.

Map of Marywood Campus

View more of our primary ministries.


M&M_Sping 2016 Cover sm

Mercy: Living into the Lord’s Most Powerful Message Spring 2016

Click here to read it online

Click here to download a PDF

Read about some of our ministries below.  

Liturgy and Chapels
As Dominicans, we welcome community. We seek to find God’s face in one another, and experience God through one another. When  you visit any one of the Chapels on the Marywood Campus, you experience sacred. They are simple, quiet areas that welcome prayer and contemplation.

Each weekend, people from around West Michigan pray with us during Sunday Assembly. The quality of preaching, music, and inclusivity are of primary importance to us. We have developed a strong spiritual bond with each other, and are truly blessing for one another. You are welcome.

Dominican Center at Marywood 
is a conference and retreat center. We offer facilities and full onsite catering services seven days a week for day, evening, and weekend use. 
We created this welcoming place for people of all faiths. You will find worship, learning, meditation, art, respite, and transformation in this place. Visit Dominican Center and explore our changing programs. 

Health Care Ministries at Marywood
Adults of all faiths can find quality health  services and spiritual support, here. Through a partnership between Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids and Porter Hills, services that can be found on our campus include: home health care and spiritual companioningrehabilitation and recovery, and assisted living.