Ministry Presence

  • 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 […]

  • Frederick Douglass’ Gift, A Reflection by Sister Mary Navarre

    Frederick Douglass’ Gift, A Reflection by Sister Mary Navarre

    February 7, 2022

    In his autobiography, Frederick Douglass wrote about how he learned to read. His ingenuity, drive and resourcefulness inspire me to this day. As a young child, Douglass (1818-1895) overheard his enslaver chastise his own wife for teaching Douglass to read. He sternly scolded her: “It is unlawful and unsafe to teach a slave to read […]

  • 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 […]

  • ADVENTure: A Warmhearted Gift of Dominican Presence

    ADVENTure: A Warmhearted Gift of Dominican Presence

    December 10, 2021

    Our annual ADVENTure gathering is intended as a warm-hearted gift of Dominican presence, from us to you. We are full of excitement for the opportunity to host so many friends last night for ADVENTure 2021. More than 200 households participated, “joining” us from Florida to Washington State, New York to New Mexico—and so many places […]

  • Dominican Month for Peace 2021 — We Pray for Venezuela

    Dominican Month for Peace 2021 — We Pray for Venezuela

    November 23, 2021

                A Video Introduction to Venezuela     Join us in Prayer Sunday, November 28 begins the fifth annual Dominican Month for Peace. After joining forces to help our Dominican family in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Ukraine, we now turn our attention to Venezuela – the country […]

  • 56th Annual Peru Mission Virtual Dinner: Supporting Chimbote Mission

    56th Annual Peru Mission Virtual Dinner: Supporting Chimbote Mission

    November 23, 2021

    Please watch our 2021 Chimbote Mission video as we honor life – the life-giving, life-sustaining and life-affirming ministry of our Catholic medical missionaries in Chimbote, Peru. Our dear friend of Chimbote, Mike Clark, news anchor for WTAE-TV, once again volunteered to be our dinner’s Master of Ceremonies. The evening’s presentations included updates from Chimbote Mission […]

  • Nourishing Meals Arrive with Heartfelt Dominican Joy and Blessings

    Nourishing Meals Arrive with Heartfelt Dominican Joy and Blessings

    November 15, 2021

    Sister Joan Pichette had been decorating bags for Kid’s Food Basket (KFB) in community activities a few times a year for service projects and holidays. When the pandemic struck and normal activities ceased, Sister Joan began making more and more bags, working on them every night. Now, she has decorated thousands of them! Leah Hansen, […]

  • Urbi et Orbi: Dominican Preaching to the City and to the World

    Urbi et Orbi: Dominican Preaching to the City and to the World

    November 8, 2021

    Urbi et Orbi premiered from Manila on October 12–14, 2021—the fifth Dominican colloquium on preaching sponsored by the Dominican Preaching Network, a global community of three Dominican Schools of Preaching: Aquinas Institute of Theology (USA), the Institut für Pastoralhomiletik (Germany), and the Institute of Preaching (Philippines). The following videos are now available for viewing.  https://www.ai.edu/support/special-events/urbi-et-orbi […]

  • 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 […]

  • Forward in Faith Photo Gallery

    Forward in Faith Photo Gallery

    September 2, 2021

    Forward in Faith Photo Gallery, part 1  https://www.grdominicans.org/forward-in-faith-toward-a-future-full-of-hope/ Forward in Faith Photo Gallery, part 2  https://www.grdominicans.org/forward-in-faith-photo-gallery-part-2/ Forward in Faith Photo Gallery, part 3  https://www.grdominicans.org/forward-in-faith-photo-gallery-part-3/