Justice, Peace, & Care of Earth

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Killing of Patrick Lyoya

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Killing of Patrick Lyoya

    April 19, 2022

    Our hearts are heavy and outraged at the death of Patrick Lyoya. For the first time in thirty years, this month many religious traditions are celebrating their major feasts at the same time. These faith communities, which are an integral part of our Grand Rapids civic community, honor and ritualize significant traditions which speak of […]

  • Laudato Si’ Initiatives 2022

    Laudato Si’ Initiatives 2022

    April 18, 2022

    As the Congregation Laudato Si’ Committee continues discernment of the path our Congregation will take during the next seven years, our Dominican Community already has several initiatives underway. • Care for our Common Home and One Human Family video series by Sr. Mary Catherine Fodrocy. Some Sisters and Associates have been watching the videos and […]

  • An Update from Our Dominican Family in Ukraine

    An Update from Our Dominican Family in Ukraine

    March 21, 2022

    March 13, 2022 Dear sisters and dear brothers, It’s already been a couple days since my last letter. This interruption doesn’t mean that something tragic has happened to us. Quite the opposite. I finally managed to travel to Fastiv. I had already started missing the conversations with my brothers Misha, John, Paul, and Igor, and […]

  • Notes from the Order of Preachers in Ukraine

    Notes from the Order of Preachers in Ukraine

    March 9, 2022

    Kyiv, March 8, 2022, 4:45pm Dear sisters and dear brothers, Let me start with Fastiv today. The House of Saint Martin de Porres run by the Dominicans and lay volunteers has been a place of escape and rest for people affected by the hostilities, ever since the beginning of the war. One of the ladies […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week 2022: We Preach With Our Lives

    Catholic Sisters Week 2022: We Preach With Our Lives

    March 7, 2022

    Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, defend life, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope … But for one week, the spotlight shines on women religious. Catholic Sisters Week (CSW) is an annual celebration that takes […]

  • Sisters Pledge to Pursue Laudato Si’ Action Platform

    Sisters Pledge to Pursue Laudato Si’ Action Platform

    March 6, 2022

    We have been invited by Pope Francis to join with myriad institutions and individuals of the Church to journey toward integral Ecology. We undertake with courage, conviction, and compassion the responsibility to Care for Earth, our Common Home, and to stand with people who have been impacted by climate change, poverty, violence, and exploitation. We […]

  • Prayer for Peace in Ukraine, The World

    Prayer for Peace in Ukraine, The World

    February 25, 2022

    God of all People, We pray for peace today and every day, especially for the people of Ukraine. Send your Spirit of wisdom upon our world leaders. May the decisions they make be in the interest of all Earth’s citizens. Send your Spirit of compassion upon those who bear arms. May they turn instead to […]