Ministry Presence

  • 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 […]

  • Study and Implementing Laudato Si’ Principles into Daily Living

    Study and Implementing Laudato Si’ Principles into Daily Living

    April 22, 2024

    How Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Have Studied and Implemented into Their Daily Living the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si from Pope Francis Submitted April 22, 2024 by Laudato Si’ Directors Elizabeth Amman, OP and Margaret Hillary, OP   Dominican Sisters and Associates ~ Grand Rapids have responded to the call from Pope Francis to care […]

  • Seeding A Land Legacy

    Seeding A Land Legacy

    April 18, 2024

    “Our 34-acre Marywood Campus has the potential to transform some of its spacious lawns into beautiful woods or a tiny forest. Trees are critical to the overall quality of our environment. They offset development impacts, significantly diminish noise pollution, lower air temperature, remove pollutants from the air, and decrease topsoil erosion. Trees are a critical […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • LCWR Presidency Team Meetings in Rome

    LCWR Presidency Team Meetings in Rome

    March 15, 2024

    On Friday, March 15, Maureen Geary, OP, traveled to Rome with the full Leadership Conference for Women Religious (LCWR) presidency team. As current president of LCWR, Sr. Maureen accompanied Sue Ernster, FSPA, (president elect) and Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP (past president) and executive director (Carol Zinn, SSJ). This is LCWR’s annual visit and extends from […]

  • 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. […]

  • Happy 100th Birthday Sister Verona Wangler!

    Happy 100th Birthday Sister Verona Wangler!

    March 12, 2024

    Wednesday, March 13 is Sister Verona Wangler’s  big celebration! 100 years of life and 80 years as a Dominican, I have learned to be silent and make space for God to speak. God speaks to me as I visit the chapel but also in many other ways. Nature reflects God’s beauty in a snowfall, changing […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Elect New Leadership Team, Term Begins July 1, 2024

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Elect New Leadership Team, Term Begins July 1, 2024

    March 11, 2024

    Sister Sandra Delgado, OP, Prioress, formally opened the Congregation’s 55th General Chapter, held March 3 to 10, 2024. On Friday, March 8, 2024, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids elected their next prioress and leadership team members. The newly elected Leadership Team steps forward to lead the mission and life of the Congregation beginning July […]