Ministry Presence

  • A Good Friday WORD with Sandra Delgado OP

    A Good Friday WORD with Sandra Delgado OP

    April 10, 2020

    In the Hispanic world and some other cultures, Jesus on the cross is very bloody. His suffering is very obvious from the blood running from the crown of thorns on his head to the blood running down his legs and his bloody feet. Jesus is clearly a suffering Jesus. In the western world the image […]

  • Political Pressure Building, Jesus Knew His Hour Had Come

    Political Pressure Building, Jesus Knew His Hour Had Come

    April 9, 2020

    It must have been a night somewhat like tonight. Friends of Jesus were gathered with him – with all kinds of feelings: expectancy, puzzlement, mystery with penetrating thoughts and questions. Political pressure was building! Jesus knew his hour had come. Jesus’ friends knew something was about to happen. The impact of what Jesus said and […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Invest in What We Value

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Invest in What We Value

    April 2, 2020

    Investors Call on Companies to do Their Part to Support Workers and Markets During the Coronavirus Crisis by prioritizing safety, paid leave and the maintenance of business and employment relationships to support communities and the markets as global pandemic unfolds. News Release The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have long been members of the Interfaith […]

  • Marywood Campus Closed to All Visitors Until Further Notice

    Marywood Campus Closed to All Visitors Until Further Notice

    March 13, 2020

    Together, we can all help limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus — and help protect the vulnerable and elderly people around us. As of March 13, 2020, the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids have made the difficult decision to close Marywood Campus is to all visitors. Our number one priority is the health and safety of all […]

  • Megan McElroy, OP Contributes to Dominican Charism Initiative

    Megan McElroy, OP Contributes to Dominican Charism Initiative

    March 11, 2020

    A Message from Sr. Megan McElroy, OP “When I think of St. Dominic, I imagine he had a huge capacity for being a friend to anyone he met,” says Megan McElroy, OP. “As he modeled for his followers, we Dominicans of today are called to befriend one another and the world widely. In my section […]

  • Prayer Intention with Sister Helen Bueche, OP

    Prayer Intention with Sister Helen Bueche, OP

    March 6, 2020

    Daily Prayer Intention: I pray that the spirit of love transforms our world community. To see and acknowledge the Divine Presence within each person, all situations and all creation. Living the spirit of love… listening, accepting respecting, understanding kindness, compassion This love-force empowers the dignity and worth of all creation providing a fruitful sustainable life […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Three Sisters Conway Lived The Word of God

    Sister Inspiration: Three Sisters Conway Lived The Word of God

    January 10, 2020

    “When I became a teacher, I loved my kids. During parent teacher conferences, I only had good things to say, and if there was something bad, I’d try to make it into something good,” said Carmella Conway, OP. “My dream is that there will be true peace in each person in the community; that we […]

  • Barbara Reid, OP Honored for Pioneering Work in Feminist Biblical Studies

    Barbara Reid, OP Honored for Pioneering Work in Feminist Biblical Studies

    December 19, 2019

    Barbara Reid, OP Honored for Pioneering Work in Feminist Biblical Studies On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Graz in Austria for her pioneering work in feminist biblical studies. Her role in creation of the Wisdom Commentary series was especially noted. Of the first […]

  • Michael Ellen Carling, OP Announces New Book: Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids: 1877-1915

    Michael Ellen Carling, OP Announces New Book: Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids: 1877-1915

    December 12, 2019

    In 1985, the McGreal Center at Dominican University called for writers to compile a second volume for their proposed series on the history of Dominicans in the United States. It was aptly named: Dominicans at Home in a Young Nation: 1786-1865. Sr. Michael Ellen Carling responded to that call with a compilation of original sources […]

  • December is Dominican Month of Peace: Solidarity with India

    December is Dominican Month of Peace: Solidarity with India

    December 5, 2019

    December is Dominican Month of Peace – a time when the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids act in solidarity with our Dominican brothers and sisters worldwide. This is the season of Advent, when we are all waiting for the celebration of the mystery of the incarnation of the Prince of Peace. The idea of this Dominican Month […]