Our Marywood Campus

  • Dolls and Critters Made with Love

    Dolls and Critters Made with Love

    June 1, 2022

    In 2019, Nancy Malburg OP called Bethany Christian Service and asked “What can the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids do to comfort the children caught up in the refugee and immigration crisis?” When told the children arrive with nothing, Sister Nancy put into motion a plan that would put creature comforts into the arms of children. This […]

  • Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters say goodbye to their home of 100 years reports Fox 17 News

    Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters say goodbye to their home of 100 years reports Fox 17 News

    March 10, 2022

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters are getting ready to say goodbye to the place they’ve called home for 100 years. The Sisters are in the last stages of moving out of Marywood off of Fulton Street. “The Tabernacle is gone, and that was hard to see that go. The Tabernacle was […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Follow Historic Cross to New Home

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Follow Historic Cross to New Home

    February 23, 2022

    On Sunday, February 13, during Mass in Dominican Chapel/ Marywood, Sisters surrounded a wooden cross placed in front of the altar at the last Eucharist the community would celebrate in this sacred space. This cross has been with us in each of our motherhouses – in Traverse City where we were founded in 1877; to […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Motherhouse Move Underway

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Motherhouse Move Underway

    February 21, 2022

    The move is underway for the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters as they leave the historic motherhouse opened in 1922. The Sisters’ residences are moving across their front yard to the former Marywood Health Center property at 111 Lakeside Drive. Under the glow of a full moon, on February 14 and 15, 44 Sisters completed the […]

  • Dominican Chapel at Marywood Closes After Final Eucharist Celebration

    Dominican Chapel at Marywood Closes After Final Eucharist Celebration

    February 20, 2022

    February 20, 2022 Was Celebration of Final Mass with Sunday Assembly at Dominican Chapel/Marywood The energy and joy were palpable as the Dominican Sisters welcomed the Sunday Assembly home for a final celebration Mass on February 20. After almost two years of separation because of COVID and with the sale of the Motherhouse building we […]

  • Marywood Campus Rain Garden Undergoing Maintenance

    Marywood Campus Rain Garden Undergoing Maintenance

    December 27, 2021

    The rain garden located on Lakeside Drive is undergoing maintenance and repair for 2-3 weeks in December 2021 and January 2022. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids appreciate the use of rain gardens as ecologically responsible techniques to manage rainwater and run off from paved surfaces including the road and nearby parking lot. “For some […]

  • DOMINICAN CENTER AT MARYWOOD RELOCATING, NEW NAME

    DOMINICAN CENTER AT MARYWOOD RELOCATING, NEW NAME

    December 13, 2021

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – December 13, 2021 . . . Dominican Center at Marywood, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, is moving west down the street from the Marywood Campus at 2025 Fulton Street East to the Aquinas College campus at 1700 Fulton Street East. “Come January 3, 2022, Dominican Center Marywood […]

  • Favorite Places at Marywood

    Favorite Places at Marywood

    November 12, 2021

    My favorite spot at Marywood is the back porch on the north side of the building. Sitting there in a comfortable chair, I have a view of much of the backyard. The pear trees offer beauty in all seasons. The spring blossoms and emerging leaves, the summer fullness of leaf, the fall bronze color, and […]

  • Grotto at Marywood Links with St. Francis Sculpture and Prayer Garden

    Grotto at Marywood Links with St. Francis Sculpture and Prayer Garden

    October 27, 2021

    The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids, working with Instruments of Hope, is excited to announce that the Sister’s grotto on the front lawn of Marywood is now linked to the beautiful paths found in the St. Francis Sculpture Garden for Prayer and Meditation. During the summer, Instruments of Hope with landscape architects and craftsmen redesigned the spatial […]

  • A Message from Sandra Delgado, Prioress

    A Message from Sandra Delgado, Prioress

    September 10, 2021

    Dear Friends, We are all beginning to feel relief from more than 18 months of isolation and distance from our families, friends, colleagues, worshipping communities, and all who have a role in our lives. Our lives came to a halt from one day to the next. While we maintained ‘social distancing’ from the world around […]