Ministry Presence

  • A Prayer for Epiphany: Restore Peace and Hope in Our Nation

    A Prayer for Epiphany: Restore Peace and Hope in Our Nation

    January 7, 2021

    We Dominican Sisters~ Grand Rapids are grieved at the events unfolding in our nation’s capital. As we watch and listen to what is happening in Washington, DC, we hold our nation, citizens, and elected leaders in prayer. We condemn the violent actions that seek to destroy the confirmation of our democratically elected President-elect and Vice-President-elect […]

  • STATEMENT in Response to Violence at Our Nation’s Capitol

    STATEMENT in Response to Violence at Our Nation’s Capitol

    January 6, 2021

    We Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids are grieved at the events unfolding in our nation’s capitol. As we watch and listen to what is happening in Washington, DC, we hold our nation, citizens, and elected leaders in prayer. We condemn the violent actions that seek to destroy the confirmation of our democratically elected President-elect and […]

  • Aquinas College Establishes Sr. Aquinas Weber Endowment Scholarship

    Aquinas College Establishes Sr. Aquinas Weber Endowment Scholarship

    December 15, 2020

    In December, Aquinas College honored Sr. Aquinas Weber (’58) when it announced an endowment scholarship in her name. The Sr. Aquinas Weber Endowment Scholarship has – so far – raised more than one million dollars from alumni and friends, and is the largest of its kind at Aquinas. College President, Kevin Quinn, and Gina Covert, […]

  • Join us Praying for Peace in Ukraine During December

    Join us Praying for Peace in Ukraine During December

    November 19, 2020

    As we have in past years, we will move through Advent holding in prayer, study, and service our Dominican Family. We are called this year to be conscious of the mission and ministry in the Ukraine. So, we begin with the invitation from Fr. Gerard Timoner, the Master General along with a general introduction to […]

  • CTU Names Barbara Reid, OP First Woman President

    CTU Names Barbara Reid, OP First Woman President

    November 13, 2020

    It is with great joy that the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids share with you the very good news that our Sr. Barbara Reid has been elected as the next President of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, effective January 1, 2021. This is the first time a woman will lead the school of ministry and […]

  • Faith Leaders’ Statement on Integrity, Safety, and Fairness in 2020 U.S. Election

    Faith Leaders’ Statement on Integrity, Safety, and Fairness in 2020 U.S. Election

    October 20, 2020

    FAITH LEADERS’ STATEMENT ON INTEGRITY, SAFETY, AND FAIRNESS IN THE 2020 U.S. ELECTION — October 12, 2020 Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity! – Job 31:6 O you who believe! Fear God, and be with those who are true (in word and deeds). – Quran 9:119 As […]

  • Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    September 30, 2020

    For Immediate Release GRAND RAPIDS, MI – September 30, 2020 – Ardeth Platte, OP: justice preacher, peace seeker, teacher, compassionate neighbor and friend stood with people on the margins—God’s people—and helped to lift up their cries again and again, each and every day. As the sun rose this morning, we discovered that God called home […]

  • Sisters produce a 2020 voting guide; 11 justice-and-peace groups urge reflection

    Sisters produce a 2020 voting guide; 11 justice-and-peace groups urge reflection

    September 17, 2020

    Global Sisters Report’s Soli Salgado interviewed Brigid Clingman, OP, about the new 2020 voting guide for an article published September 10, 2020. An excerpt from that article appears below along with a link to the full article in Global Sisters Report. The Reflective Voting Guide that 11 congregational justice and peace promoters created and circulated […]

  • Saturday Story: Hearts Open for YOU

    Saturday Story: Hearts Open for YOU

    July 10, 2020

    Each day, the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids share a Blessing with you. Our prayer is that it inspires you to open your heart to God’s presence in your life. On Saturdays, our stories uplift, inform, and encourage contemplation and prayer. We are in awe of the hundreds of friends who walk with us in these ways. […]

  • Preaching – Ascension – May 24, 2020

    Preaching – Ascension – May 24, 2020

    May 24, 2020

    Acts 1:1-11; Responsorial Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:17-23; Gospel Acclamation Matthew 28:19A & 20B; Matthew 28:16-20 May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him.  What knowledge is Paul referring to by greeting the Ephesians with this sentence? In today’s […]