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.
Rooted in God’s blessing, we share that blessing through our ministries and prayer.
The pillars of our charism are: prayer, study, community, and service.
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.
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?