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  • At Every Age

    At Every Age

    June 24, 2022

    Sister Pat Kennedy’s hats warm the heads of hospitalized preemies and adults in the Heartside Neighborhood. Her blankets, along with booties, bibs, and teddy bears are donated to the pregnancy help center in her parish, St. Jude’s. “You know, we never meet the babies, the mothers, who receive these items. But I know that I’ve […]

  • Friends Gathered for MEET UP and We Made Lots of Joyful Noise

    Friends Gathered for MEET UP and We Made Lots of Joyful Noise

    June 23, 2022

    “It is wonderful to see all of you on our campus. It’s been a long time! We’ve missed your presence with us!” a tearful, heart-FULL Sr. Janet Brown said as she welcomed friends to prayer. “We are fed and nourished by your friendships.” On Tuesday, June 21, we were delighted to welcome friends to our […]

  • We Don’t Always Choose

    We Don’t Always Choose

    June 17, 2022

    “To abide in Christ is to abide in the faith. When struggles come, you stay in the faith-you abide in it.” ~ 1 Corinthian 16:13 1 We don’t always choose the nature or timing of changes that come into our lives. Josephine “Jo” Birchmeier OP knows this all too well. She has experienced transitions through […]

  • Laudato Si’ Action: Engaged in Studying the Goals

    Laudato Si’ Action: Engaged in Studying the Goals

    June 13, 2022

    Springtime seems to be the time of year when many humans in our part of the world become more active in the outdoor world. We see the blossoms on the trees, flowers, and plants are poking through the earth that was once frozen, and new life is growing from pruned trees and vines. It’s a […]

  • Celebrating 25 Years as a Grand Rapids Dominican Associate

    Celebrating 25 Years as a Grand Rapids Dominican Associate

    June 9, 2022

    A transformative moment for me as a Dominican Associate was the last day of class at the end of the three-year Spiritual Direction Practicum. Sister Nancy Brousseau and Judy Hahn, our instructors, had equipped us with great teaching and training. Yet, I and the other students felt ill-equipped to go out into the world and […]

  • Pentecost Prayers of the Faithful 2022

    Pentecost Prayers of the Faithful 2022

    June 5, 2022

    Pentecost Petitions That the Spirit of Wisdom may live in us: to kindle passion for what is vital and faithful. That the Spirit of Understanding may live in us: to hear others and see diversity as a strength. That the Spirit of Right Judgment may live in us: to grant human rights to all people […]

  • Dolls and Critters Made with Love

    Dolls and Critters Made with Love

    June 1, 2022

    In 2019, Nancy Malburg OP called Bethany Christian Service and asked “What can the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids do to comfort the children caught up in the refugee and immigration crisis?” When told the children arrive with nothing, Sister Nancy put into motion a plan that would put creature comforts into the arms of children. This […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Response to Texas Killings

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Response to Texas Killings

    May 25, 2022

    May 25, 2022 — GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan Our hearts are broken – again. We are enraged at the needless loss of life – again. We cry out – AGAIN! How long, O Lord?! How long?! How long will children have to train for an active shooter in their schools? How long must children and teachers […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Ann Porter OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Ann Porter OP

    May 25, 2022

    Sister Ann Porter OP entered eternal life on May 23, 2022 at the age of 86 years after 66 years of religious life. We commend Sister Ann to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 am Chapel of […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Buffalo Murders

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Buffalo Murders

    May 19, 2022

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – May 19, 2022 — It is with deep sadness that we join our hearts to the people of Buffalo and, especially, to the families and friends of those who were injured or killed in the hate-crime shooting in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, May 14, by an 18-year-old man. Such acts […]