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  • Food Drive Planned for Catholic Sisters Week 2023

    Food Drive Planned for Catholic Sisters Week 2023

    February 7, 2023

    The Dominican Sisters and Associates of Grand Rapids are hosting a Food Drive to support two food pantries during Catholic Sisters’ Week: March 6-10. The two churches are St. Joseph the Worker and St. Alphonsus. Here’s how you can participate: DONATE non-perishable food or personal care items to the Uhaul truck which will be parked: […]

  • Saturday Inspiration: Walk Just as Jesus Walked

    Saturday Inspiration: Walk Just as Jesus Walked

    February 3, 2023

    “…Walk just as Jesus walked.” 1 John 2:6 by Mary Ann Barrett, OP Like Jesus, Walk around and learn from Nature and Human nature. Like Jesus, Walk with God and risk Misunderstanding and rejection. Like Jesus, Walk with friends As companions and mutual guides. Like Jesus, Walk with the crowds To feed, to heal, to […]

  • We Support the National Black Sisters Conference Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols 

    We Support the National Black Sisters Conference Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols 

    February 1, 2023

    The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids join with all who are grieving the horrific and untimely death of another young Black man, Tyre Nichols. We stand with the National Black Sisters Conference crying out: “How many lives will it take? How often must we bear witness to the senseless killing of African Americans by the police? Where […]

  • Funeral Services for Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate

    Funeral Services for Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate

    February 1, 2023

    Dear Child of God, we keep you in our prayers. Zulema Moret April 13, 1950-January 29, 2023 Funeral Mass Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 am Cathedral of St. Andrew Remembering Service Thursday February 9, at 7:00 pm  (Zoom)   Dominican Associate Zulema E. Moret was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She became an Associate […]

  • The Right to Comfort and the Fear of Conflict

    The Right to Comfort and the Fear of Conflict

    January 27, 2023

    Inclusion Learning The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Inclusion Team exists to foster growth and transformation that creates, supports, and sustains a diverse, inclusive, and racially equitable culture on the Marywood campus. This is not easy work, nor do we approach it lightly. We challenge ourselves to engage in the work of anti-racism. And we […]

  • USA: Sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty Now

    USA: Sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty Now

    January 25, 2023

    January 22, 2023 was the 2nd anniversary of the enforceable Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). I joined witness and advocacy actions this week as we called upon the United States to sign this treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Sixty eight (68) countries have now ratified it and another 24 countries are actively […]

  • A Prayer for the End of Human Trafficking

    A Prayer for the End of Human Trafficking

    January 20, 2023

    A Prayer for the End of Human Trafficking As shared by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J. God of freedom, beauty and truthwe believe that your deepest desire,your most powerful energy,is that all creation might know abundant life.We raise our voices in anguished prayerfor our sisters and brothers,women and girls, men […]

  • Why Black Lives Matter

    Why Black Lives Matter

    January 18, 2023

    We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be coworkers with God.” ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This week, as a nation, we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Dominican Sisters […]

  • What’s Outside Your Window?

    What’s Outside Your Window?

    January 18, 2023

    A few weeks ago, my grandniece asked my nephew: Hey dad, what’s in your wallet? The question likely came from hearing the ubiquitous ad on sports programming. He pulled out a lone debit/credit card from a pouch on the back of his phone and showed her. Now, my wallet is much messier than that! What […]

  • Peacemakers Joined Nonviolent Witness at Pentagon

    Peacemakers Joined Nonviolent Witness at Pentagon

    January 18, 2023

    Commemorating Massacre of the Holy Innocents Past and Present Early morning on December 28, 2022, fourteen peacemakers from the DMV area and beyond held a nonviolent witness at the Pentagon, the center of warmaking on the planet, to commemorate the feast of the Massacre of the Holy Innocents–-past and present. We carried with us the […]