our mission & our presence
To be the compassion and justice of Jesus in our time and place.
The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids is a community of vowed women religious.
Our Congregation’s mission is that of Jesus ~ to be God’s saving grace in the world. This has been our endeavor since our beginning in 1877 as teachers and care givers to children.
We follow in the footsteps of patrons, St. Dominic de Guzman 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.
Our Congregation preaches the gospel of hope. We stand in solidarity with those who live on the margins of society. We affirm the need for collaboration and community so that all my flourish. We live and share the glory of the Gospel today through our ministries in Michigan, New Mexico, other locations in North America, abroad in Peru and Honduras, and wherever we are called. We are teachers, caregivers, spiritual companions, advocates for peace and justice, artists, musicians, authors, and poets. Together we praise, bless, and preach God’s love through all we do.
Marywood Campus is the location of our motherhouse. It is also a welcoming places for ministries of assembly, worship, learning, meditation, art. respite and healing.
2012-2018 Leadership Team
As pictured: Sandra Delgado, OP, Vicaress; Maureen Geary, OP, Prioress; Lucianne Siers, OP, Councilor; Mary Ann Barrett, OP, Councilor
Read more about the lives and times of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids and the people who have been a part of our lives. Tapestry in Time The Story of the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids, 1966-2012 is available in the Dominican Center Bookstore.