We are grateful you are here.

Welcome to the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters.

We are a Congregation of vowed women religious who boldly preach the Word of God to a world that hungers for deeper truth and meaning. We are women of the Church. We are emboldened by faith, serving with joy.

Inspired by the spirit of our founder St. Dominic de Guzmán, we join the worldwide Order of Preachers (OP) carrying out an 800-year mission: to praise, to bless and to preach.

The pillars of our charism are: prayer, study, community, and service.

Rooted in God’s blessing, we share that blessing through our ministries and prayer.

We invite you to walk beside us as we serve, striving to be the compassion and justice of Jesus in our time and place in history.

We offer our presence when and where we are called, bringing the Gospel to life in vital ways. As we are blessed, we bless others with the fruits of our lives.

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 with others.

We Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids open our hearts and arms in welcoming you to be with us and all who seek deeper relationships with God, others, and all creation.

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

Sister Inspiration: Teresita Garcia, OP


Sister Inspiration: Marilyn Holmes, OP


Making a Difference in the Lives of People Who Need You


Justice Prayers & Reflection: Human Trafficking