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Going Virtual, Staying Personal



We are grateful you are here.

Dear Friends:

Despite these worrisome uncertain days, Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters remain in mission.

The Dominican pillar of Community remains steadfast even in this time of physical and social distancing. Dominican Sisters and Associates are finding new ways to connect with one another and with those served by our ministries. Our employees, except for a spare few, transitioned to remote work and they continue to support our mission to be the presence of Jesus in this time and place. Sisters are sewing masks and sending messages of support to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

Each day we pray for you, your loved ones, our community, and our world.

We believe that even in this time of social distancing, our faith has the power to bring us together more closely than ever as brothers and sisters—as God’s people.

Motherhouse Ownership to Change

For over a century, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids staffed a parochial school system that flourished throughout Michigan and New Mexico and for nearly that long have called the 34-acre Marywood campus home. With an increasing number of older members, the Sisters recognize the Motherhouse no longer meets our needs and have made the decision to repurpose the building to provide housing for low-income seniors. The campus will continue to be the Sisters’ home. read more

While the composition of the property will change, neither our mission nor our ministries are tethered to the bricks and mortar of our buildings, said Sandra Delgado OP Prioress.

Our Ministries

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

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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