• Her Story Inspiration: Sister Maria Tardani

    Her Story Inspiration: Sister Maria Tardani

    March 2, 2018

    “My hope was always to inspire students to be lifetime learners,” says Maria Tardani, OP, a former teacher at Marywood Montessori School, which served boys and girls from preschool through 6th grade and later provided the launching pad for the Stepping Stones Montessori School in Grand Rapids. “I also hoped that they would have a […]

  • Aquinas Students in Service at Marywood in Grand Rapids

    Aquinas Students in Service at Marywood in Grand Rapids

    August 30, 2017

    Love Where You Live 2017 is the 24th anniversary of Project Unite! This annual Aquinas College Tradition! is rooted in the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids commitment to service and community. The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids loves welcoming Aquinas students to Marywood. DominICAN Service See more smiling faces in service at facebook.com/aquinascollegegr/and facebook.com/dominicansistersgrandrapids

  • A Jubilarian Shares Her Story –  Sr. Theresa Bray, OP

    A Jubilarian Shares Her Story – Sr. Theresa Bray, OP

    July 14, 2017

    In our Dominican tradition, we celebrate Jubilee years of Sisters. We are blessed to recognize Jubilarians for their vowed lives and service for 80, 75, 70, 60, 50, and 25 years. We honor each woman and the unique contributions she has made to the world and to our Congregation mission. Each Jubilarian tells her own story […]

  • Gathering of Sisters and Priests at Marywood

    Gathering of Sisters and Priests at Marywood

    June 28, 2017

    The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids hosted its annual gathering of priests and sisters from the Diocese of Grand Rapids at Marywood on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Nearly 100 women and men religious gathered in Dominican Chapel/Marywood for a program with Bishop David J. Walkowiak, followed by Evening Prayer and supper at Dominican Center. Guests […]

  • Sr. Chela Gonzalez, OP, Draws Sisters Into ICYC

    Sr. Chela Gonzalez, OP, Draws Sisters Into ICYC

    March 18, 2015

    It’s been a busy month for this Dominican Sister: two back to back events and all the preparation that goes into them. Sr. Chela’s energy and enthusiasm for her ministry is a wonder.  “At this year’s Religious Education Congress (RE Congress), there are 40,000+ people from every state and 18 countries. The energy is amazing,” […]

  • Open to religious life as a future path…

    Open to religious life as a future path…

    March 18, 2015

    Liliana Gomez is just the kind of person the organizers of the National Catholic Sisters Week conference on discernment hoped to attract: passionate about her faith and social justice, and open to the idea of religious life as a future path. The first-year student at St. Mary’s University, Winona, Minnesota, grew up with two younger sisters […]

  • Dominican Sisters on WGVU Radio: National Catholic Sisters Week

    Dominican Sisters on WGVU Radio: National Catholic Sisters Week

    March 16, 2015

    Sister Mary Navarre and Sr. Barbara Hansen lit up the radio waves and lots of West Michigan listeners with stories and insights about how Sisters have changed history and what Dominican Sisters are doing right here at Marywood on WGVU Radio with Shelley Irwin. During this Women’s History Month and National Catholic Sisters Week, the […]

  • Social Justice and Our Heritage

    Social Justice and Our Heritage

    March 10, 2015

    Sisters are on a mission to help others discover the truth and abundance of lovingly being in the world. Sisters are woven throughout history, in Civil War times they nursed the injured on both sides; in the 1800s when they stepped up to teach immigrant children when others wouldn’t; and when they marched for civil […]

  • Dominican Sisters Founded Aquinas College

    Dominican Sisters Founded Aquinas College

    March 3, 2015

    As founders of Aquinas College, the Dominican Sisters strive to be a source of faith, knowledge and inspiration for Aquinas College students, alumni and faculty. Read more about the inspiration and mission shared by the two organizations in the Winter 2015 Issue of AQ Magazine. Click on the link and find the story on pg. 28.

  • Taste of Italy Pilgrimage Nov 9-19, 2015

    March 2, 2015

    If you’ve ever wanted to explore the sights and tastes of Italy: Florence, Venice, Assisi and Rome, do it with tour leader Sr. Nancy Brousseau, OP. The Italy Pilgrimage is Nov. 9-19, 2015. But don’t wait to register. If you want to hear more about the adventure Sr. Nancy has planned, call her at (616) […]