Justice, Peace, & Care of Earth

  • PRAYER FOR CHAPTER FOR DOMINICAN SISTERS~GRAND RAPIDS

    PRAYER FOR CHAPTER FOR DOMINICAN SISTERS~GRAND RAPIDS

    February 28, 2024

    CHAPTER is the time during which the Congregational business of elections and Constitution review occurs for the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids. Every six years, there is a change in the Leadership Team.  A newly elected Leadership Team steps forward to lead the mission and life of the Congregation. Members of the former Leadership Team, […]

  • WE RAISE OUR VOICES for Annunciation House in Texas

    WE RAISE OUR VOICES for Annunciation House in Texas

    February 27, 2024

    We Raise Our Voices – February 2024 RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS We commit ourselves to encountering and seeking the Holy in ourselves, In each other, in the people of all cultures, lifestyles, and economic status. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids with our Associates and Friends are committed to the dignity of each human being and […]

  • Mission & Ministry Magazine: Thankful for God’s Creation

    Mission & Ministry Magazine: Thankful for God’s Creation

    February 13, 2024

    Thankful for God’s Creation “Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear the question: What is happening at Marywood?” writes Sister Sandra Delgado, Prioress, in this issue of Mission & Ministry Magazine. “And I answer: We are evolving. Aren’t we always? That “state” is inherent in the gift of life. “We soon will welcome […]

  • World Day of Consecrated Life: “Call to be a presence of love…”

    World Day of Consecrated Life: “Call to be a presence of love…”

    February 2, 2024

    On this World Day of Consecrated Life, we share with you the words of Sister Patricia Murray IBVM and Sister Mary John Kudiyiruppil SSpS from UISG. Sister Pat reminds us of the grace of our vocation and our call to be a presence of love in our hurting world today and Sister Mary John invites […]

  • Call for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza by San Diego Cardinal and New Mexico Archbishop

    Call for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza by San Diego Cardinal and New Mexico Archbishop

    January 17, 2024

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids commend the Diocese of San Diego and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for calling for a halt to military action in Gaza… “A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Gaza before the eyes of the world. In such a conflict, continuing such warfare is neither just nor tolerable.”   NEWS […]

  • National Day of Service Honors Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    National Day of Service Honors Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    January 11, 2024

    How might you give of your time, talent, and treasure to PRAYER, STUDY, SERVICE, COMMUNITY? The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 15 is the 28th anniversary of the DAY OF SERVICE that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day […]

  • Prayer & Reflection: We Cannot Do Everything

    Prayer & Reflection: We Cannot Do Everything

    January 3, 2024

    It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying […]

  • A New Year Offers New Possibilities

    A New Year Offers New Possibilities

    December 28, 2023

    A new heart…a new spirit I will put within you…. Prophet Ezekiel 36:26 In 2024, We stand ready To find God’s grace in our midst, To lead amid uncertainty, To reverse the trends of negativity, To honor those who labor tirelessly and generously, To celebrate the goodness of nature and human nature! In 2024, We […]

  • Dominican Sisters Volunteer Weekly at the Store House

    Dominican Sisters Volunteer Weekly at the Store House

    December 18, 2023

    Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Carmen Rostar OP, Doris Faber OP, Jarrett DeWyse OP, Joellen Barkwell OP volunteer every Wednesday afternoon at the Store House on the corner of Five Mile Road and Plainfield Avenue. This organization was established seven years ago and they receive new merchandise from national companies who have overstock or last year’s […]

  • 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 […]