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Help us to be peacemakers in a hostile world. This we pray.

2022 Jubilarians


We are grateful you are here.

It is a mission to be in right relationship—with community, with family and friends, and with our Creator.


Dear Friends:

We are in a transitional space with a move from our main building that has been our Motherhouse for more than 100 years.

Our former Motherhouse building at 2025 Fulton Street East has been sold and plans are underway for it to be transformed into affordable housing for seniors. We feel blessed to bear witness to the next chapter for this place of mission and grateful to be able to share our Marywood campus so that others may have an affordable and beautiful place to call home. Property included in the sale includes the main building and east and west wings, and the small buildings leased by Whistle Stop. Future communications about plans for these buildings will come from the new owner.

Sisters have moved to other buildings at Marywood and around town. Our new motherhouse is the former Marywood Health Center building at 111 Lakeside Drive NE. As part of our rightsizing, an estate sale is planned for spring. More details to come.

We treasure our green space. We are committed to stewarding the creek, pond, trees, and plants that make up God’s creation at Marywood. Enjoy the beauty and contemplative outdoor spaces. Rest and pray at the grotto, which houses a statue of Mary. Continue following the path from the grotto into the St. Francis Sculpture Garden, a beautiful prayer and reflective experience by Instruments of Hope.

Please be aware, we anticipate that once the developer begins work, construction zones and truck traffic will hinder customary access to property. If visiting campus, please remain alert and avoid construction areas.

Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College
This treasured ministry now has its home amidst another of our hallmark ministries: Aquinas College. Drop in for a visit at 1700 Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. We are blessed to share space with the students, faculty, Sisters, and staff who are the lifeblood of the college. Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College offers in-person and online programs.  View 

Let’s continue our walk in faith, understanding our life’s work is magnified when joined with others.

We welcome God's timeless love, commissioning us to be the Body of Christ blessed and broken. ~ Mary Ann Barrett OP

Our Ministries

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

Be With Us

Life is abundant with blessings. And one of the greatest blessings is the opportunity to spend time in relationship with God and others in community.

Our Marywood Campus

The Marywood Campus is the Motherhouse of the Grand Rapids Dominican Congregation. This oasis of 34 acres in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has long served as an inviting place for ministries of assembly, worship, learning, meditation, art, respite and healing.

Our Sisters

Each Sister has a story uniquely her own. She has woven her threads of fabric into a vibrant tapestry made brilliant by the lives of Sisters who came before, the lives of those present today, and the lives of those who will follow.

A Life of Vocation

In living our mission: to praise, to bless, to preach… our very lives are a testimony to what we have seen and heard in Christ. We live, making space in our hearts and lives to be of service to others. Might God be calling you?

Current News & Events

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