Ministry Presence

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  • Sister Joan Pichette and the Grandville Neighborhood Library

    Sister Joan Pichette and the Grandville Neighborhood Library

    May 14, 2014

    A Story from Sr. Joan Pichette, as told to a friend. Being Director of the Grandville Neighborhood library was the happiest time in her life, exclaims Sister Joan Pichette. In the mid-1990s, a man donated his house across from Hall school to the neighborhood association. In 1995, the association decided to turn it into a […]

  • A Ministry of Presence with Dominican Sisters in New Mexico

    A Ministry of Presence with Dominican Sisters in New Mexico

    May 1, 2014

    Most of the Sisters living and working in New Mexico today were born there and have families in the region. They were drawn by the example of a previous generation of Dominicans to join our Congregation. For all the Sisters called to or from the Land of Enchantment, it is their love of New Mexico […]

  • Sister Megan McElroy and the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate

    Sister Megan McElroy and the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate

    April 17, 2014

    The Collaborative Dominican Novitiate (CDN) was established in 1988 by 15 Dominican Congregations; 22 Congregations now participate in the joint effort by the women in the Dominican Order in the USA. Grand Rapids Dominican Sister Megan McElroy, OP has served as co-director of the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate since 2012, ministering to provide initial formation for […]

  • Crossing Cultures: From the Grand River to the Rio Grande

    Crossing Cultures: From the Grand River to the Rio Grande

    March 26, 2014

    Melding cultures has been a lifelong undertaking for our Congregation, especially when delving into the relationship between the Sisters from New Mexico and those from the Midwest and elsewhere. Finding Common Ground From New Mexico, young women did not arrive in Michigan as tourists, but to enter a way of life as Dominicans. They temporarily […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids: Ministering Where We Belong

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids: Ministering Where We Belong

    March 1, 2014

    Once, not so very long ago, but before cell phones and GPS, I set out with a friend to circumnavigate the Gaspé Peninsula – a land mass jutting into the Gulf of St. Lawrence at the eastern edge of Quebec, Canada. It was supposed to be a lovely spring vacation; but the Gaspé weather had […]

  • Srs. Joan and Joyce Williams in Honduras

    Srs. Joan and Joyce Williams in Honduras

    January 21, 2014

    Ministry Visit with Srs. Joan and Joyce Williams, OP in Honduras, Dec. 2014 Photos and Note from Sr. Joyce Williams, OP I had the opportunity to spend Christmas and New Years in Honduras with Sister Joan and Sister Doris Regan. It was a blessed time for me accompanying Joan and Doris to their places of […]

  • A Nun’s Life Interview with Sister Barbara Reid, OP, PhD

    A Nun’s Life Interview with Sister Barbara Reid, OP, PhD

    June 30, 2011

    The nuns talk with Sister Barbara about finding God in everyday life, Sacred Scripture, prayer, biblical spirituality, and more! Good Faith with Sister Barbara Reid, OP, PhD, was recorded live on June 2, 2011. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Ideas from Sr. Barbara The Bible as a way to understand our present experience of God in […]

  • Local Nun’s Sculptures are Created in God’s Image

    Local Nun’s Sculptures are Created in God’s Image

    March 1, 2008

    Deep in the basement of the Marywood motherhouse, tucked among water pipes and storage rooms, Sister Phyllis Mrozinski patiently chips away at a chunk of pink New Mexico alabaster. “This is a wonderful mallet,” Mrozinski says as she gently pounds a chisel, kicking up flying chips of stone and sprays of dust. “Even the tap […]

  • Sister Pat Kennedy’s Dill Casserole Bread and Rolls

    Sister Pat Kennedy’s Dill Casserole Bread and Rolls

    January 15, 1981

    Quantity: Makes enough for 12-20 rolls. Can be made ahead and frozen for up to 3 months. 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water 2 cups creamed cottage cheese 2 Tablespoons soft butter 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 eggs 4 teaspoons dill seed 2 Tablespoons instant, minced onion 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons […]