Power of the people: Celebrating the heart and soul of Grandville Avenue
MICHELLE JOKISCH POLO, EDITOR OF ON THE GROUND GR | RAPID GROWTH | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2017
Para leer este articulo en español dale click aqui.
Sisters Donna Jean Thelen and Sister Dorena Gonzalez sit next to Veronica Quintino-Aranda, and the Maldonado family (right to left: Elizabeth, Josefina and Ruben) during the meal. Photo Credit: Michelle Jokish Polo for Rapid Growth
Sister Donna Jean Thelen and Sister Dorena Gonzales, sisters of the Catholic Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, smile proudly after hearing Quintino Aranda talk about the vibrancy of the community many years ago, which they helped to develop. The two lived on what the community called, “la casa rosada” [the pink house], the convent next to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church on the corner of Grandville Avenue and Rumsey Street.