• Recall Hymns of Praise that Lift Our Hearts This Lent – Week 1

    Recall Hymns of Praise that Lift Our Hearts This Lent – Week 1

    February 14, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Ash Wednesday reminded us that we are loved by a merciful God. It reminded us to love our neighbors and all Creation. The entire Lenten Season is the story of the power of love […]

  • From Ashes to Reflection to Conversion of Heart…

    From Ashes to Reflection to Conversion of Heart…

    February 13, 2024

    From Ashes to Reflection to Conversion of Heart… Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are loved by a merciful God. It reminds us to love our neighbors and all Creation. The entire Lenten Season is the story of the power of love to change our hearts. Christ’s life, death and resurrection give us Hope and […]

  • Mission & Ministry Magazine: Thankful for God’s Creation

    Mission & Ministry Magazine: Thankful for God’s Creation

    February 13, 2024

    Thankful for God’s Creation “Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear the question: What is happening at Marywood?” writes Sister Sandra Delgado, Prioress, in this issue of Mission & Ministry Magazine. “And I answer: We are evolving. Aren’t we always? That “state” is inherent in the gift of life. “We soon will welcome […]

  • World Day of Consecrated Life: “Call to be a presence of love…”

    World Day of Consecrated Life: “Call to be a presence of love…”

    February 2, 2024

    On this World Day of Consecrated Life, we share with you the words of Sister Patricia Murray IBVM and Sister Mary John Kudiyiruppil SSpS from UISG. Sister Pat reminds us of the grace of our vocation and our call to be a presence of love in our hurting world today and Sister Mary John invites […]

  • Call for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza by San Diego Cardinal and New Mexico Archbishop

    Call for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza by San Diego Cardinal and New Mexico Archbishop

    January 17, 2024

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids commend the Diocese of San Diego and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for calling for a halt to military action in Gaza… “A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Gaza before the eyes of the world. In such a conflict, continuing such warfare is neither just nor tolerable.”   NEWS […]

  • National Day of Service Honors Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    National Day of Service Honors Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    January 11, 2024

    How might you give of your time, talent, and treasure to PRAYER, STUDY, SERVICE, COMMUNITY? The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 15 is the 28th anniversary of the DAY OF SERVICE that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day […]

  • Prayer & Reflection: We Cannot Do Everything

    Prayer & Reflection: We Cannot Do Everything

    January 3, 2024

    It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying […]

  • A New Year Offers New Possibilities

    A New Year Offers New Possibilities

    December 28, 2023

    A new heart…a new spirit I will put within you…. Prophet Ezekiel 36:26 In 2024, We stand ready To find God’s grace in our midst, To lead amid uncertainty, To reverse the trends of negativity, To honor those who labor tirelessly and generously, To celebrate the goodness of nature and human nature! In 2024, We […]

  • Peace Be With You This Christmas

    Peace Be With You This Christmas

    December 25, 2023

      In the silence of this holy night when Jesus, the Prince of Peace, was born, may we hear and heed the song of the angels announcing peace for all the world. May you and yours know the peace of Christ this Christmas season. Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids   * * *   En el silencio […]

  • Advent 2023 — Week 4 — A Visit to Remember

    Advent 2023 — Week 4 — A Visit to Remember

    December 20, 2023

    ADVENT WEEK Four    Luke 1:26-38 A Visit to Remember God comes each morning to greet me by name, “Hail, full of grace. I am with you.” I AM troubled by this greeting, I AM puzzled by its meaning, I AM in need of some clarification. So I PONDER IN SILENCE: To be a vital […]