Ministry Presence

  • Forward in Faith Photo Gallery, part 2

    Forward in Faith Photo Gallery, part 2

    September 2, 2021

    Enjoy more of the photo gallery from our Sunday, August 29 event at Marywood. View Forward in Faith article and part 1 of the gallery on this link. https://www.grdominicans.org/forward-in-faith-toward-a-future-full-of-hope/ Forward in Faith Photo Gallery, part 3  https://www.grdominicans.org/forward-in-faith-photo-gallery-part-3/

  • Forward in Faith: Toward a Future Full of Hope

    Forward in Faith: Toward a Future Full of Hope

    August 31, 2021

    “Today you help us say goodbye to this building, an old friend that has helped us do great mission work. We now bless and release it to its new life and new mission.” ~ Sr. Sandra Delgado, O.P. Sunday’s heat and humidity threatened to dampen spirits, but in true Dominican fashion a breeze swept in […]

  • Mission & Ministry Summer 2021: The Treasure of Time

    Mission & Ministry Summer 2021: The Treasure of Time

    August 30, 2021

    Heroes Work Here “Among the frontline workers whom we consider heroes are all of our employees. In the Summer 2021 issue of Mission & Ministry, we are saying thank you to each and every staff member. We are blessed by those who care for us as much as they care for their families. It is […]

  • The Last Will and Testament of St. Dominic — Behold, my children, the heritage I leave you

    The Last Will and Testament of St. Dominic — Behold, my children, the heritage I leave you

    August 8, 2021

    The Last Will and Testament of St. Dominic: Behold, my children, the heritage I leave you: Have charity for one another; Guard humility; Make your treasure out of voluntary poverty.   Saint Dominic died exactly 800 years and one day ago. About noon on August 6 the brothers gathered around him in his cell in […]

  • Maureen Geary Elected to LCWR Board

    Maureen Geary Elected to LCWR Board

    June 30, 2021

    Balloting for Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) president-elect and national board members opened on Saturday, June 5, and closed on Saturday, June 26. Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, (Springfield) is the new president-elect, and Kathleen Brazda, CSJ; Maureen Geary, OP; (Grand Rapids)and Pushpa Gomes, CSC, were elected to the board. Their terms will begin at […]

  • Positive White Identity & Anti-Racism – An Opportunity for Learning and Reflection

    Positive White Identity & Anti-Racism – An Opportunity for Learning and Reflection

    June 26, 2021

    The Inclusion Team for the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids exists to foster growth and transformation that creates, supports, and sustains a diverse, inclusive, and racially equitable culture on the Marywood campus. Our team is committed to providing opportunities for learning and reflection. We thank guest contributor Mallory E. Miller, M. Ed., Assistant Director of […]

  • Michigan Catholic Sisters Call for Ron Weiser’s Removal as Republican Party Chair, U of M Regent

    Michigan Catholic Sisters Call for Ron Weiser’s Removal as Republican Party Chair, U of M Regent

    March 29, 2021

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 29, 2021 CONTACT: Sandra Delgado OP  616.514.3101  SDelgado@grdominicans.org STATEMENT OF LEADERS OF CONGREGATIONS OF MICHIGAN CATHOLIC SISTERS CALLING FOR RON WEISER’S REMOVAL AS CHAIR OF THE MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN PARTY AND RESIGNATION AS REGENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN As women of faith whose congregations have served the people of Michigan […]

  • Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Issued Statements in 2020-2021

    Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Issued Statements in 2020-2021

    February 23, 2021

    During 2020-2021, our Leadership Team issued the following statements in response to the life and times in our world. Affirm “God Is On Your Side” Statement by 12 U.S. Catholic Bishops and Tyler Clementi Foundation Protecting LGBT Youth Endorse Interfaith Statement Against Nuclear Weapons  January 22, 2021 Issue Statement in Response to Violence at Our […]

  • Sister Inspiration: A Bridge of Love & Hope in Chimbote

    Sister Inspiration: A Bridge of Love & Hope in Chimbote

    January 29, 2021

    Dominican Sisters Margaret Mary Birchmeier and Lillian Bockheim serve as part of the “bridge of love and hope” in one of the poorest communities in South America. They have lived in the community of Chimbote since the 1960s building a ministry that today includes a maternity hospital, pre-natal education, and well-baby clinics. From very humble […]

  • “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    January 29, 2021

    The Archives Department is excited to share our Story Map entitled “Somewhere in the West: The Historical Geography of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters” focusing on our Michigan pioneer predecessors. Story Maps are produced through an online application that combines text and images, and can include maps and other elements, to tell stories in a […]