Justice: Prayer, Study, Service

  • Laudato Si Video Series by Sr. Mary Catherine Fodrocy OP

    Laudato Si Video Series by Sr. Mary Catherine Fodrocy OP

    October 4, 2022

    Our Common Home & One Human Family Video Series includes 12 videos, each 3-5 minutes in length Video 1 – Introduction Video 2 – Dream a Path to a Better Future Video 3 – Integral Ecology Video 4 – Caretakers of Earth Video 5 – Doing Something About Plastic Video 6 – The Common Good […]

  • 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/

  • theWord Daily Homily – July 11, 2022 – Megan McElroy OP – Living and Praying Liturgy Well

    theWord Daily Homily – July 11, 2022 – Megan McElroy OP – Living and Praying Liturgy Well

    July 11, 2022

    Living and Praying Liturgy Well For 11 July 2022, Monday of week 15 in Ordinary Time, based on Isaiah 1:10-17 theWord daily homilies from the Order of Preachers This preaching can also be listened to and shared from this website. https://word.op.org/2022/07/11/27714/   https://word.op.org/audio/2022/07/11-mcelroy.mp3 HOMILY: Monday of the 15th Week of Ordinary Time Scripture: Isaiah 1:10-17 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pray for the End of Human Trafficking

    Pray for the End of Human Trafficking

    January 20, 2022

    THE POWER OF CARE –WOMEN, ECONOMY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING is this year’s theme which continues that of last year’s, where we began to reflect on the connection between the economy and human trafficking. The 2022 edition proposes to focus on women. They are, in fact, the most affected by the violence of trafficking. At the […]

  • Marywood Land Acknowledgement — Ancestral Home of Odawa, Ojibwe, Bodewadmi Peoples

    Marywood Land Acknowledgement — Ancestral Home of Odawa, Ojibwe, Bodewadmi Peoples

    June 5, 2021

    A Land Acknowledgement serves to name the Native peoples who through political structures, war, or other exploitation suffered hardship and were made to be invisible. It helps us to respect the ongoing presence of tribal peoples in our communities and the debt of gratitude we owe them. Land Acknowledgement – Marywood Campus We, Dominican Sisters~Grand […]

  • Inclusion Team Inquiry: Why is Jim Crow Returning? 2021

    Inclusion Team Inquiry: Why is Jim Crow Returning? 2021

    May 12, 2021

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center writes: ” Dear friends, I have kept writing and saying that “we” as the human species and “we” as the American people are facing a profound choice – between going backward under the control of Pharaoh’s army or forward into the Unknown of the Red Sea. And I […]

  • Oct 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty

    Oct 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty

    October 9, 2020

    Our Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids stance (2001) “commits us to make public proclamations for life when and where they are needed and to preach the justice of our commitment. We will be called upon to work in coalition with other groups, and to speak out at times of executions, to promote study and prayer […]

  • Prayer of Azariah

    Prayer of Azariah

    October 2, 2020

    The annual ecumenical SEASON OF CREATION began with the World Day for Prayer for the Care of Creation on Tuesday, September 1 and ends on the Feast of St. Francis on Sunday, October 4 with a universal prayer service at 3:00pm. At that time, we renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Lament Untimely COVID-19 Deaths and Injustice

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Lament Untimely COVID-19 Deaths and Injustice

    June 1, 2020

    Be present as you are able. Be prayerful wherever you might be. On Monday, June 1, Dominican Sisters and employees gathered at a safe distance to mourn and lament lives lost. We tolled the bell in our Pear Garden, mourning those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. We lament the death of George Floyd […]