who we are

Emboldened by faith, serving with joy.

human dignity

Pledge

The Dominican Sisters-Grand Rapids believe that the normative, common element in the human family is our humanity. We affirm that all with whom we come into contact are entitled to the basic rights that come with our common humanity, and are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. Ultimately, what is normative is to be human:

  • to be human – not to be male or female
  • to be human – not to be white or “of color”
  • to be human – not to be heterosexual or homosexual
  • to be human – not to be rich or poor
  • to be human – not to be educated or without formal education
  • to be human – not to be young or old
  • to be human – not to be English-speaking or of another language
  • to be human – and to be treated as such

We pledge to see first the common ground of our humanity and to allow our differences only to enrich, and not to disparage us. In all of our undertakings we will notice first and foremost the human person before us.