Ministry Presence

  • The Legacy Room at Marywood Announces Nativity Scene Exhibit

    The Legacy Room at Marywood Announces Nativity Scene Exhibit

    December 3, 2019

    The Archives Department of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids has prepared a collection of Nativity Scenes. The exhibit will be on display until January 14, 2020. The Legacy Room is located on the same floor as Dominican Chapel at Marywood.

  • Can We Talk?

    Can We Talk?

    November 27, 2019

    I attended a conference last October where the speakers discussed the way we talk to one another. They used phrases like “language creates reality,” “brutalization of language,” and “crisis of conversation.” We often equate an opinion with the person and somehow question the person’s right to even exist. This is contrary to Catholic Social Teaching […]

  • Training Men and Women Religious in Formation and Interculturality at Catholic Theological Union

    Training Men and Women Religious in Formation and Interculturality at Catholic Theological Union

    November 26, 2019

    Lucianne Siers, OP, is director of the Institute of Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union. She facilites a program to train men and women who lead formation programs in their communities. Georgia Perry with Global Sisters Report interviewed Siers about the program she developed. In your program, in addition to promoting diversity, you also make […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Francetta McCann, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Francetta McCann, OP

    October 25, 2019

    Here I am, Lord is Sister Francetta McCann’s favorite hymn. For a time, in her younger years as she lay in her bed at Marywood contemplating ministry, this song woke her night after night. “That’s when I knew I was being called to work with people with addictions.” A nurse by training, care-taking has long […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Dolorita Martinez, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Dolorita Martinez, OP

    October 11, 2019

    “When I was 19, after a year of college, I felt the call. At first, I responded to an invitation to “Come and See.” This type of event is typically a day or weekend hosted by a Congregation for young women who want more information about vowed life,” writes Dolorita Martinez, OP, describing her vocation […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Jean Paul Tilmann, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Jean Paul Tilmann, OP

    October 4, 2019

    The vibrancy of the Eastown Neighborhood today would certainly please this visionary Sister if she were to stroll through the residential areas and along Lake Drive bustling with restaurants, shops, and healthy lifestyle centers. While at Aquinas College, Jean Paul Tilmann, OP, saw an opportunity to improve the lives of the citizens living in proximity […]

  • Sister Inspiration:  Dominican Educators & Students

    Sister Inspiration: Dominican Educators & Students

    September 27, 2019

    Isn’t it Wild? The looks on her students’ faces may indicate uncertainty, but biology teacher Sr. Frances Ann Tatreau made sure to encourage in her students an appreciation for all creatures great and small. A visionary and adventurous teacher, Sr. Frances Ann understood the need to care for our Earth and all its inhabitants. This […]

  • Preaching Love & Justice on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids Thursdays Aug. 15 – Sept 19, 2019

    Preaching Love & Justice on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids Thursdays Aug. 15 – Sept 19, 2019

    August 15, 2019

    Peace & Justice Neighbor to Neighbor Our Church calls us to witness and ministry. We turn to our Dominican tradition to find our way in these troubled times. That tradition calls upon us to be present with and for our neighbors during times of trial; to pray during times of loss, of grief; and to […]

  • Photo Gallery Associate Commitment 2019
  • “Justice” is a Ministry of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    “Justice” is a Ministry of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    July 25, 2019

    As vowed women religious and as a Congregation, it is the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching that have called the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids to bear witness to the dignity of every human person. The Direction Statements of our Congregation guide our preaching and teaching; all based in the Gospel call. In the days ahead, we […]