Justice: Prayer, Study, Service

  • Aquinata House Retreat

    Aquinata House Retreat

    April 9, 2018

    Sunday, May 20, 6:30 pm – Friday, May 25 after lunch Topic: Made in the Image and Likeness of God Place: St. Catherine of Siena Chapel in Aquinata Hall God’s creativity and joy can be seen in the wonder of men and women, saints and friends. Jesus lived a life with and for others; and […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Marywood Community Retreat

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Marywood Community Retreat

    April 9, 2018

    Marywood House Retreat Sunday, May 6, 7:00 pm – Friday, May 11 after lunch Topic: “Friends of God and Prophets” Place: Dominican Chapel The life of the Trinity is one of profound relationship. Through the gifts of Jesus and the Spirit, we have the invitation and capacity to become friends of God. In this retreat, […]

  • Dominican Call to Justice

    Dominican Call to Justice

    April 9, 2018

    On Saturday, April 21, Sister Brigid will host her newest Dominican Call to Justice Saturday program. Topic: Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Direction Statements and Corporate Stances Enlivened and Embodied We will explore the lives and direction given by Dominicans across the centuries responding to the justice issues encounter by them. Many of these issues remain […]

  • Sisters Disarming the World

    Sisters Disarming the World

    February 2, 2018

    “We don’t have money for college. We don’t have money for daycare centers, or healthcare,” says Sister Carol Gilbert. “The US is seeing the effect of that money being spent on something that can never be used.” Sister Carol Gilbert, OP and Sister Ardeth Platte, OP, Michigan natives visiting Marywood from Washington DC, presented “A […]

  • Justice Prayers & Reflection: Human Trafficking

    Justice Prayers & Reflection: Human Trafficking

    December 27, 2017

    January is National Human Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have long supported state and local initiatives to combat human trafficking. Based upon our commitment to promote the call of Gospel justice and help guide the study of and advocacy for human rights and climate justice in our world […]

  • Our DSGR Care of Earth Commitment

    Our DSGR Care of Earth Commitment

    December 26, 2017

    Our Congregation follows Direction Statements and sets priorities that guide our prayerful preaching to raise awareness and focus ministry activities — and we always strive to address injustice in a spirit of respect, compassion, and solidarity. Our Care of Earth Commitment “We commit ourselves to foster the contemplative stance that all the earth is sacred […]

  • Human Trafficking Exposed 2018

    Human Trafficking Exposed 2018

    December 21, 2017

    The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids are called to expose the truth about modern-day slavery and advocate for substantive laws that protect victims and hold accountable all who facilitate and enable human trafficking. We cannot stay silent when so many are in pain. There is a sociological and economic truth of the deplorable worldwide industry in human […]

  • Dominican Study: Response to The French Revolution with Brigid Clingman, OP

    Dominican Study: Response to The French Revolution with Brigid Clingman, OP

    December 7, 2017

    On Saturday,  January 20, 2018, join Sister Brigid Clingman, OP for The French Revolution: “Does the Church know where the people are?” In these monthly discussions: Call to Justice Dominican Responses Through the Ages, Sr. Brigid Clingman will guide us in exploring the lives and direction given by Dominicans across the centuries responding to the justice issues […]

  • Webinar with Donald Kerwin: Catholic Teaching on Migrants, Refugees, and Newcomers

    Webinar with Donald Kerwin: Catholic Teaching on Migrants, Refugees, and Newcomers

    December 5, 2017

    Join us at Marywood in Grand Rapids, Michigan for this WEBINAR: A Catholic Response to Exclusionary Nationalism, the Global Crisis in Refugee Protection, and Recent Developments in US Immigration Policy.  This webinar by Donald Kerwin, executive director for the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), will be devoted to a discussion of Catholic teaching on migrants, […]

  • Her Story: Sister Inspiration – Kathy Przybylski, OP

    Her Story: Sister Inspiration – Kathy Przybylski, OP

    December 1, 2017

    The Book Store at Dominican Center is a sacred corner on the Marywood Campus in Grand Rapids. Book titles call out to the curious and the seeking: Heaven Starts Now, Becoming a Saint, day by day; The Church of Mercy; Dementia: Living in the Memories of God; A Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice; […]