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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021 • 7:00 pm
We are all beginning to feel relief from more than 20 months of isolation and distance from our families, friends, colleagues, worshipping communities, and all who have a role in our lives. Sisters and Brothers in Christ, we miss your presence among us! Know that the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids hold you close in our hearts and prayers.
Jesus said, “Wherever two or three are gathered, there I am in the midst of you.” We hold a firm belief that such gatherings are not only physical but also spiritual; gatherings of the mind and heart also bring us closer to the Lord and to one another. We look forward in hope and faith to the day when our Sunday Assembly can and will come together again in person.
Dominican Associates, walking in sync with Sisters, have been able to gather four times in person this year. What a gift of presence for all who were able to participate.
Our friends of Dominican Center are gathering for virtual formation and hybrid virtual and in-person retreats and programs. In September we welcomed participants to new beginning classes in Foundations in Spirituality and Spiritual Director Practicums 1 & 2.
As the seasons change, our colorful Fall will give way to the season preparing for a celebration of Christ’s birth. Won’t you please join us for ADVENTure on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00pm Through prayer, songs, and words of encouragement, we will celebrate all that is good in our world, and in each other.
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
We share with others the Word of God — words of life and hope — through our ministries.
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.
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.
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.
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?