Events & Celebrations

  • Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Service

    Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Service

    January 13, 2023

    National Day of Service Honors Life & Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. How might you give of your time, talent, and treasure to PRAYER, STUDY, SERVICE, COMMUNITY? The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 16 is the 28th anniversary of the DAY OF SERVICE that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life […]

  • Advent O Antiphons Evening Prayer (Online)

    Advent O Antiphons Evening Prayer (Online)

    December 15, 2022

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids for Advent O Antiphons Evening Prayer from December 17-23. The O Antiphons are short, Scripture-based Advent prayers from the Middle Ages that are part of the prayer of the Church in the Liturgy of the Hours. Each year, the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids host this beautiful seven-night experience of prayer, song, […]

  • Advent 2022

    Advent 2022

    November 29, 2022

    Advent summons us to the beginning. The lavishness of God’s compassion and mercy frame yet another year for us. With the arrival of Advent’s first Sunday, we attend to this mystery one more time. … Our Christian tradition proclaims this as both an event already accomplished in human history and an event moving toward fulfillment […]

  • Canticle Prayer & Reflection in St. Francis Sculpture Garden (In Person)

    Canticle Prayer & Reflection in St. Francis Sculpture Garden (In Person)

    September 23, 2022

    The Dominican Associates of Grand Rapids are hosting a 1-hour event in St. Francis Sculpture Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Begin your day with the running water, wind whispering in the leaves, feet on the earthen path. Put on you sandals or sneakers, bring a chair if you like, and […]

  • Resurrection Cemetery Service is Friday September 9, 2022

    Resurrection Cemetery Service is Friday September 9, 2022

    August 23, 2022

    The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids will gather at Resurrection Cemetery on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting) to honor our deceased Sisters, Associates and Benefactors. The brief prayer service will include the blessing of the Sisters’ gravesites. Resurrection Cemetery is located at 4100 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI and our gravesites are in […]

  • Laudato Si Gatherings for Associates & Sisters

    Laudato Si Gatherings for Associates & Sisters

    July 19, 2022

    Upcoming Laudato Si’ Gatherings Please save the dates for upcoming events. Saturday, Sept. 10 — Study Day Saturday, Oct. 1 — Prayer Gathering Saturday, Nov. 5 — Goal Planning Session   Learn more about our Laudato Si Commitment and Actions. https://www.grdominicans.org/ministries/laudato-si-action/

  • Estate Sale at Marywood in Grand Rapids

    Estate Sale at Marywood in Grand Rapids

    May 10, 2022

    WHEN: Friday, May 20 — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, May 21 — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, May 22 — 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Our Motherhouse Building has been sold. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids were blessed for more than 100 years to mission and minister from this place. Marywood […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week 2022: We Preach With Our Lives

    Catholic Sisters Week 2022: We Preach With Our Lives

    March 7, 2022

    Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, defend life, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope … But for one week, the spotlight shines on women religious. Catholic Sisters Week (CSW) is an annual celebration that takes […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Follow Historic Cross to New Home

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Follow Historic Cross to New Home

    February 23, 2022

    On Sunday, February 13, during Mass in Dominican Chapel/ Marywood, Sisters surrounded a wooden cross placed in front of the altar at the last Eucharist the community would celebrate in this sacred space. This cross has been with us in each of our motherhouses – in Traverse City where we were founded in 1877; to […]

  • Dominican Chapel at Marywood Closes After Final Eucharist Celebration

    Dominican Chapel at Marywood Closes After Final Eucharist Celebration

    February 20, 2022

    February 20, 2022 Was Celebration of Final Mass with Sunday Assembly at Dominican Chapel/Marywood The energy and joy were palpable as the Dominican Sisters welcomed the Sunday Assembly home for a final celebration Mass on February 20. After almost two years of separation because of COVID and with the sale of the Motherhouse building we […]