Ministry Presence

  • Her Story: Sister Inspiration – Sr. Mary Donnelly, OP

    Her Story: Sister Inspiration – Sr. Mary Donnelly, OP

    November 3, 2017

      I stand in awe of my students at Notre Dame, what their dreams and aspirations are for themselves and the world. The young women with whom Sister Mary Donnelly, OP lives in community, as rector at the University of Notre Dame, are searching for identity: answers to Who am I? Who do I want […]

  • With Gratitude from Dominican Associate Jubilarians

    With Gratitude from Dominican Associate Jubilarians

    August 24, 2017

    An open letter of gratitude to the Congregation and staff of the Grand Rapids Dominicans… We, the 25-year Associate Jubilarians, find our hearts flooded with gratitude. We deeply appreciate the abundant recognition, exuberant celebration, mindfulness to details, affection, hospitality and rich worship experiences. All of this and so much more left us breathless and even […]

  • A Jubilarian Shares Her Story – Sr. Barbara Hansen, OP

    A Jubilarian Shares Her Story – Sr. Barbara Hansen, OP

    August 18, 2017

    On September 7, 1956, I entered Marywood with the intention of only staying 10 days, during which I would prove to God that I did not have a vocation to religious life and could still enter Mercy Central School of Nursing on time. Those 10 days have now extended to 60 plus years and counting! […]

  • Celebrating A Silver Jubilee & Dominican Associate Jubilarians

    Celebrating A Silver Jubilee & Dominican Associate Jubilarians

    August 2, 2017

    Preach in All Ways Dominican Associate Life Mission: Touched by the Holy One, we journey in solidarity with the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids and with one another. Connecting and collaborating in Christian mission and spirituality. We embrace the Dominican charism, ministering in joyful faith and compassionate love.  This year, we celebrate the commitment and service […]

  • Emmaus House 2016 Christmas Project: Blessings to Saginaw

    Emmaus House 2016 Christmas Project: Blessings to Saginaw

    December 21, 2016

    Emmaus House Christmas Project: Blessings to Saginaw Emmaus House provides transitional living and life skills to women coming from jail, prison, or rehab. Its purpose is to provide women with a safe, family-like, Christian atmosphere while they are rebuilding their lives, says the Emmaus House website. The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids have been supporters […]

  • Discovering Dominican Charism; Discovering Myself

    Discovering Dominican Charism; Discovering Myself

    October 2, 2016

    As an incoming freshman, I was aware that Aquinas College was a Catholic college in the Dominican tradition; however, I had no interest in its religious identity. I believed the stereotypes and assumptions about Catholicism. I allowed the negative connotations to influence my personal association with religion and tried to keep my distance. As an […]

  • Advocating for the Rights of People in Poverty in the United States

    Advocating for the Rights of People in Poverty in the United States

    October 2, 2016

    Training teachers and integrating principles of Catholic social teaching into curriculum came easily to justice-minded Dominican Sister Joyce Ann Hertzig. “I was once asked how one could integrate Catholic identity or Catholic Social Teaching into a math class. ‘Develop a story problem about the ratio of food to people in the world,’ I suggested,” says […]

  • The Call of Liturgy: Another Dimension of Dominican Life

    The Call of Liturgy: Another Dimension of Dominican Life

    June 16, 2016

    When Sister Chris Wood, OP first arrived at Marywood, she had been a Sister since 1969, but not a Dominican Sister. After much discernment, Sister Chris transitioned to become a member of the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids. That was in 2002. A rich life is full of transitions. Following her gifts, including a very astute […]

  • Lectio Divina: No Longer Strangers but Friends

    Lectio Divina: No Longer Strangers but Friends

    February 4, 2016

    During this 800th Anniversary Year of the Order of Preachers, everyone is invited to read the online Daily Lectio Divina being published by OP.org. Today, Feb. 4, 2016, this Lectio Divina goes out to the international Dominican Family from Sr. Megan McElroy, OP, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids. No Longer Strangers But Friends Jesus summoned the Twelve […]

  • Preaching with Presence

    Preaching with Presence

    November 2, 2015

    The idea of companionship is commonplace for the Sisters vowed in the Order of Preachers. They preach each day with their very presence. The Order of Preachers was founded 800 years ago by Saint Dominic. Preaching is the act of sharing the Word of God. As members of the Order of Preachers, we are always […]