Ministry Presence

  • OP Lenten Journey: 5th Week of Lent

    OP Lenten Journey: 5th Week of Lent

    April 2, 2019

    Reflect: Am I willing to be open to the spirit working through the people and situations in my life? To what depth am I willing to go to root out injustice and show grace and mercy to the impoverished around me?

  • Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Doll Project for Bethany Christian Services

    Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Doll Project for Bethany Christian Services

    March 28, 2019

    March 21 is the Feast of the Annunciation! We celebrate Mary’s Fiat and Conception of Jesus, Son of God (Luke Chapter 1). This marks the foundation of the first Christian Family, the Holy Family: God as the Father, St. Joseph the Foster Father, Mary the Mother, and Jesus the very Son of God. Our Doll […]

  • International Delegation Accompanies Communities that Resist Extractive Model

    International Delegation Accompanies Communities that Resist Extractive Model

    March 28, 2019

    The presence of more than 75 people representing various human rights organizations, religious and religious in the United States, is a sign of the concern that many international sectors have about what happens in Honduras. This week the so-called Delegation of Ambassadors for Peace visited several regions of the country, to share with the communities […]

  • Fight for the Land: Pueblo San Ysidro and Pueblo Alemania

    Fight for the Land: Pueblo San Ysidro and Pueblo Alemania

    March 28, 2019

    Our morning in Pueblo San Ysidro and afternoon at Pueblo Alemania brought the Root Causes Pilgrimage right to the heart of the problem facing disadvantaged, threatened and cruelly ignored neighborhoods around the cities of Honduras. There was absolutely no doubt that these communities, each of 250 families, are passionate and determined to bring their cause […]

  • 2019 Delegation Explores Root Causes of Migration Honduras

    2019 Delegation Explores Root Causes of Migration Honduras

    March 21, 2019

    Learn about the people and country of Honduras. Learn what causes people to flee their home countries, and what local Honduran communities living with unimaginable danger are doing through belief in the power of nonviolent action. We are humbled to be in solidarity with them and to help raise the volume of their strong voices. […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Barbara Reid, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Barbara Reid, OP

    February 22, 2019

      Today, we bring you Barbara Reid, OP and an invitation to reflect together on the Truth about God. Sister Barbara is Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. In this program: “What is Truth (John 18:38)? Reflections from Biblical and Dominican Perspectives on Seeking Truth”, Sister Barbara will guide us […]

  • Christmas Pajama Collection 2018 for Wedgewood Great Success

    Christmas Pajama Collection 2018 for Wedgewood Great Success

    January 15, 2019

    The Christmas Pajama Collection project for Wedgewood in Grand Rapids was a GREAT success, reported Dominican Associate Terri Sierzant. “Combined, you donated 232 pairs of pajamas to the children at Wedgwood. That means every child in all the residential homes, and Manasseh Project Outreach and the Autism Center received a pair of pajamas. Plus there were extra […]

  • Merry Christmas to all of God’s Children from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    Merry Christmas to all of God’s Children from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    December 21, 2018

    This painting of St Francis of Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico is by artist Olga Atencio Garcia. The image appears on our Congregation’s 2018 Christmas card with this message: May your spirit arise and quicken with the Good News of the angels: God our Light is born in our midst bringing peace, […]

  • Inspired by Faith to Make the World A Better Place

    Inspired by Faith to Make the World A Better Place

    December 17, 2018

    I recently attended a celebration here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where 16 women and men over the age of 60 were honored. All of them are ordinary citizens doing what they can to make the world a better place. They are business owners, fire fighters, ministers, professors, advocates for crime prevention, for the elderly, for […]

  • Pajamas for Christmas at Wedgwood

    Pajamas for Christmas at Wedgwood

    December 7, 2018

    For the past five years, Dominican Associate Terri Sierzant has collected and delivered pajamas to at-risk youth living in residential homes at Wedgwood in Grand Rapids. “These pajamas provide a comfort to these children and youth,” says Terri, whose servant heart for comforting children in need was inspired by her own childhood Christmas memories. “We […]