Events & Celebrations

  • Funeral Services for Sister Verona Wangler OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Verona Wangler OP

    May 9, 2024

    Sister Verona Wangler OP entered eternal life on May 7, 2024 at the age of 100 after 81 years of religious life. We commend Sister Verona to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Friday, May 10 at 10:00 am Chapel of the […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Sign Pax Christi USA Letter Regarding Israel/Palestine)

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Sign Pax Christi USA Letter Regarding Israel/Palestine)

    May 9, 2024

    We are horrified by the atrocities of the current war in Israel-Palestine and join in the call for an end to the conflict, which is why we have signed onto this Pax Christi letter. While the situation is complex, the suffering and violence must end immediately. Hamas is a terrorist organization whose intent is to […]

  • Travel Greece & Turkey: The Footsteps of St. Paul

    Travel Greece & Turkey: The Footsteps of St. Paul

    May 3, 2024

    Spend 13 days exploring historical sites in Greece and Turkey made sacred not only by the presence of the Apostle Paul but also by the Evangelists John, Matthew, Luke, and other early Christian leaders. No other area in the world can match the natural beauty, spectacular archaeological, and significant historical sites connected with the first […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2024 Jubilarians

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2024 Jubilarians

    May 2, 2024

    A Jubilee is an anniversary when we honor Sisters and Associates and reflect on their unique contributions to our lives. We tell stories, share what we’ve learned from and with one another, and reflect on our joys and sorrows. We celebrate! We honor each Dominican Sister and Associate and the ways that they have shared […]

  • Dominican Preaching Network Submits Proposal Recommending Lay Catholic Preaching at Eucharist

    Dominican Preaching Network Submits Proposal Recommending Lay Catholic Preaching at Eucharist

    April 5, 2024

    Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Barbara Reid, OP,  and Megan McElroy, OP, participated in a Dominican Preaching Network preaching Symposium the week of March 11-15 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. “We are very excited about the work we accomplished,” said Sr. Megan McElroy. That work resulted in a proposal to change […]

  • Easter Vigil Mass at Marywood

    Easter Vigil Mass at Marywood

    April 1, 2024

    “So grateful to join with the Sisters of the Order of Preachers (the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters) to celebrate the Vigil Mass of Resurrection. I am always at home with your compassionate inclusion, excellent preaching, and joyful praise. There is no Easter Vigil that compares to that which you so carefully plan. You touch our […]

  • Easter Blessings ~ “Whoever lives by the truth comes into the light.”

    Easter Blessings ~ “Whoever lives by the truth comes into the light.”

    March 28, 2024

    Standing at the tomb, the disciples could see only opaquely its full beauty and meaning until they saw the Risen One before them. May Christ in our midst bring us new clarity of vision and hope and understanding during this Easter season. Easter Blessings to you and your loved ones, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids […]

  • Spreading the Spirit of Love — Palm Sunday Lent Week 6

    Spreading the Spirit of Love — Palm Sunday Lent Week 6

    March 21, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Week 6: Palm Sunday – March 24 COME, RAISE OUR VOICES IN SONG, SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. All Glory, Laud, and Honor to you, Redeemer King. We have set our hearts for the […]

  • “We are the people your call set apart” — Lent Week 5

    “We are the people your call set apart” — Lent Week 5

    March 15, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Week 5: Sundays of Lent – March 17 COME, RAISE OUR VOICES IN SONG, SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. Adoramus Te Christe; we bless you because by your holy cross you have redeemed the […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    March 12, 2024

    I am grateful for the gift of study and reflection! From my time at Aquinas as a student and young employee, there was no performance (or preaching) without preparation. Srs. Diane Dehn, OP, Regina Goeldel, OP, and Rosemary O’Donnell, OP, all made sure of that! As an Associate I learned even more, leaning on Sr. […]