Liturgy & Worship

  • Advent O Antiphons with Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    Advent O Antiphons with Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    December 17, 2023

    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 […]

  • theWord OP — Rebuild My House — Synod Opens Today

    theWord OP — Rebuild My House — Synod Opens Today

    October 4, 2023

    Rebuild My House In today’s first reading, we hear of Nehemiah’s deep sadness at the destruction of his homeland during the Babylonian exile. He pleaded with King Artaxerxes, whom he served, to return to Judah in order to rebuild it. Permission granted, he not only rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem but also tended to moral […]

  • Season of Creation 2023

    Season of Creation 2023

    August 31, 2023

    Prepare for the Season of Creation 2023 The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family around the globe in prayer and action for our common […]

  • Dominican Days 2023

    Dominican Days 2023

    August 5, 2023

    These days of “Embracing Our Reality and Imagining Our Future” invite us into continued dialogue with one another as we prepare for Chapter 2024. Members of the Dominican Order (Order of Preachers) have been on mission in the United States for more than two centuries. The mission given them by Domingo de Guzman (1170–1221) from […]

  • We Are An Easter People – The Triduum

    We Are An Easter People – The Triduum

    April 13, 2023

    In the Triduum, we gather to enter into the three most sacred days of the year, (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil) celebrating the mystery of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. The foot washing takes place at the Holy Thursday liturgy – in the shadows of Jesus’ upcoming death. The foot washing is a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration 2021 Grand Rapids

    Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration 2021 Grand Rapids

    October 28, 2021

    We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Monday, November 22   7:00 – 8:00 pm Join this event online. The livestream will be available at www.InterfaithUnderstanding.org at the time of the event. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together with a common theme of gratitude from many […]

  • The Last Will and Testament of St. Dominic — Behold, my children, the heritage I leave you

    The Last Will and Testament of St. Dominic — Behold, my children, the heritage I leave you

    August 8, 2021

    The Last Will and Testament of St. Dominic: Behold, my children, the heritage I leave you: Have charity for one another; Guard humility; Make your treasure out of voluntary poverty.   Saint Dominic died exactly 800 years and one day ago. About noon on August 6 the brothers gathered around him in his cell in […]

  • 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 […]