Events & Celebrations

  • Canticle Prayer & Reflection in St. Francis Sculpture Garden (In Person)

    Canticle Prayer & Reflection in St. Francis Sculpture Garden (In Person)

    September 23, 2022

    The Dominican Associates of Grand Rapids are hosting a 1-hour event in St. Francis Sculpture Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Begin your day with the running water, wind whispering in the leaves, feet on the earthen path. Put on you sandals or sneakers, bring a chair if you like, and […]

  • Alumnae Celebrated with Awards and More at Aquinas College Homecoming 2022

    Alumnae Celebrated with Awards and More at Aquinas College Homecoming 2022

    September 21, 2022

    It was a night to celebrate! Sisters and friends of the Award winners gathered for the Alumni Awards presentation Thursday evening, September 14 as part of the College’s Homecoming festivities. Attendees were treated to a strolling dinner with drinks before the presentations. Aquinas College celebrated a couple of familiar alumni during Homecoming Weekend. 2022 Honorees […]

  • Committing to Prayer, Study, Community, Service During Season of Creation 2022

    Committing to Prayer, Study, Community, Service During Season of Creation 2022

    September 7, 2022

    Season of Creation is a time of grace that the Church, in ecumenical dialogue, offers to humanity to renew its relationship with the Creator and with creation, through celebration, conversion and commitment together. During these five weeks, we have the opportunity to: • Reaffirm our vocation as stewards of creation. • Thank God for the […]

  • Great day, Great Golf, AMAZING Friends

    Great day, Great Golf, AMAZING Friends

    August 30, 2022

    “All the work was very much worth it when we humbly witnessed the extraordinary people who came to be with us! Many Sisters had tears when we saw firsthand the unbelievable generosity shown to us!”   We haven’t stopped hearing exclamations like this since Dollars FORE Dominicans wrapped up on Monday, August 22nd. Sisters, golfers, […]

  • Resurrection Cemetery Service is Friday September 9, 2022

    Resurrection Cemetery Service is Friday September 9, 2022

    August 23, 2022

    The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids will gather at Resurrection Cemetery on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting) to honor our deceased Sisters, Associates and Benefactors. The brief prayer service will include the blessing of the Sisters’ gravesites. Resurrection Cemetery is located at 4100 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI and our gravesites are in […]

  • Celebrating Our 2022 Jubilarians

    Celebrating Our 2022 Jubilarians

    August 12, 2022

    We Celebrate Our Jubilarians! We gathered Saturday evening Aug. 6 to share in the celebration of Jubilee; to give thanks for the lives of those who have served among us for 50, 60, 70, and 75 years. We also celebrated the life of an Associate who has served among us for 25 years. Let us […]

  • Maureen Geary, OP, Elected President-Elect of LCWR

    Maureen Geary, OP, Elected President-Elect of LCWR

    June 28, 2022

    NEWS RELEASE June 27, 2022, Grand Rapid, Michigan – Sister Maureen Geary, OP, councilor of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, was elected president-elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) June 24, 2022. As president-elect, Sister Maureen will serve on the three-member leadership team for LCWR, along with Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, and […]

  • Celebrating Milestones of Service and the Work of Our Hands: Employee Appreciation Week at Marywood

    Celebrating Milestones of Service and the Work of Our Hands: Employee Appreciation Week at Marywood

    June 27, 2022

    Sisters and Employees of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids gathered for the first time in two years to honor the work of our hands, the commitment of our spirits, and to bless the hands of all in the Blessing of the Hands. “It takes many hands to serve in mission, and we are grateful to both […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]