Ministry Presence

  • Statement: 2019 We Stand and Preach Against Racism, Hate and Violence

    Statement: 2019 We Stand and Preach Against Racism, Hate and Violence

    July 16, 2019

    July 16, 2019 STATEMENT by the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids (MI) The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have adopted and seek to live by a statement entitled We Stand and Preach Against Racism, Hate and Violence. It reads, in part: “The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids condemn racism. Hate and discrimination diminish us all. “The Dominican […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Eva Silva, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Eva Silva, OP

    June 14, 2019

    My primary role in my ministry as a psychotherapist is to be the listener and privileged witness to the stories people share. CG Jung had these words inscribed over the entrance to his house in Kusnacht. It is the same knowing that I have, as I welcome a client into my office. Bidden or not, […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Dorothy Ederer, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Dorothy Ederer, OP

    May 31, 2019

    See the Person Before You “It is a mistake to stereotype women who are at risk, addicted to drugs, prostituted, or living on the street,” cautions Catholic Chaplain Dorothy Ederer, OP. Sister Dorothy counsels women as young as 18 up to age 65. Lately the majority at Holy Cross Services in Lansing and Corcoran House […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Mission & Ministry Magazine Spring 2019

    Sister Inspiration: Mission & Ministry Magazine Spring 2019

    May 23, 2019

    Scripture tells us that each human being is precious in the eye of God; named before we were even born. Seeing one another through Christ’s eyes and treating each other as Christ would is our precious gift back to God and one another. This is Sister Sandra Delgado, prioress of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids. I […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Tereska Wozniak, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Tereska Wozniak, OP

    May 3, 2019

    “I delight in proclaiming scripture, a gift that God has given me,” says Sister Tereska Wozniak, OP, 60 years a vowed Dominican Sister and member of the Order of Preachers. As she considers her life of  ministry, she is also grateful for the prophetic role of Catholic Sisters around the world. “As prophets, we are […]

  • Care of Earth and Preparing for Spring in the Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    Care of Earth and Preparing for Spring in the Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    April 24, 2019

    We are so grateful for willing hands and booted feet! God Bless our Earth and the beings that care for her.We had our second early Spring work day in the Prairie Habitat at Marywood last week. Friends, faculty, and student volunteers from Aquinas College helped break down stems of old growth and cut back a […]

  • Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Join Michigan Catholic Sisters in Support of Water Protection Funding

    Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Join Michigan Catholic Sisters in Support of Water Protection Funding

    April 22, 2019

    STATEMENT OF MICHIGAN CATHOLIC SISTERS URGING SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION TO ENSURE SAFE DRINKING WATER AND PROTECT THE GREAT LAKES As leaders of congregations of Catholic Sisters whose members have lived and ministered in the State of Michigan for a collective 564 years, we call on our State Senators, Representatives, and Governor to enact legislation aimed […]

  • Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Urge Support of Funding to Protect Michigan Water and People

    Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Urge Support of Funding to Protect Michigan Water and People

    April 22, 2019

    According to the Michigan Environmental Action Council, Michigan’s drinking water problems are mounting in number and complexity: There are 1.5 million people in Michigan who have been drinking water contaminated with PFAS. There are children who cannot drink from their school water fountains because of high levels of lead. These threats are real. But there […]

  • Faith Leaders Trek to Honduras

    Faith Leaders Trek to Honduras

    April 19, 2019

    Editor’s note: From March 18 to 25, an interfaith group of about 75 people, including two dozen women religious, traveled to Honduras in a “reverse caravan” to see for themselves why tens of thousands of people have fled for their lives. Over the coming weeks, Global Sisters Report will feature columns from sisters who were part […]

  • OP Lenten Journey: Easter Triduum

    OP Lenten Journey: Easter Triduum

    April 18, 2019

    Lent is a time of grace, renewal, and conversion. The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. The single celebration of the Triduum marks […]