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  • Dominican Preaching Network Submits Proposal Recommending Lay Catholic Preaching at Eucharist

    Dominican Preaching Network Submits Proposal Recommending Lay Catholic Preaching at Eucharist

    April 5, 2024

    Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Barbara Reid, OP,  and Megan McElroy, OP, participated in a Dominican Preaching Network preaching Symposium the week of March 11-15 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. “We are very excited about the work we accomplished,” said Sr. Megan McElroy. That work resulted in a proposal to change […]

  • Easter Vigil Mass at Marywood

    Easter Vigil Mass at Marywood

    April 1, 2024

    “So grateful to join with the Sisters of the Order of Preachers (the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters) to celebrate the Vigil Mass of Resurrection. I am always at home with your compassionate inclusion, excellent preaching, and joyful praise. There is no Easter Vigil that compares to that which you so carefully plan. You touch our […]

  • Easter Blessings ~ “Whoever lives by the truth comes into the light.”

    Easter Blessings ~ “Whoever lives by the truth comes into the light.”

    March 28, 2024

    Standing at the tomb, the disciples could see only opaquely its full beauty and meaning until they saw the Risen One before them. May Christ in our midst bring us new clarity of vision and hope and understanding during this Easter season. Easter Blessings to you and your loved ones, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids […]

  • Spreading the Spirit of Love — Palm Sunday Lent Week 6

    Spreading the Spirit of Love — Palm Sunday Lent Week 6

    March 21, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Week 6: Palm Sunday – March 24 COME, RAISE OUR VOICES IN SONG, SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. All Glory, Laud, and Honor to you, Redeemer King. We have set our hearts for the […]

  • “We are the people your call set apart” — Lent Week 5

    “We are the people your call set apart” — Lent Week 5

    March 15, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Week 5: Sundays of Lent – March 17 COME, RAISE OUR VOICES IN SONG, SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. Adoramus Te Christe; we bless you because by your holy cross you have redeemed the […]

  • LCWR Presidency Team Meetings in Rome

    LCWR Presidency Team Meetings in Rome

    March 15, 2024

    On Friday, March 15, Maureen Geary, OP, traveled to Rome with the full Leadership Conference for Women Religious (LCWR) presidency team. As current president of LCWR, Sr. Maureen accompanied Sue Ernster, FSPA, (president elect) and Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP (past president) and executive director (Carol Zinn, SSJ). This is LCWR’s annual visit and extends from […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    March 12, 2024

    I am grateful for the gift of study and reflection! From my time at Aquinas as a student and young employee, there was no performance (or preaching) without preparation. Srs. Diane Dehn, OP, Regina Goeldel, OP, and Rosemary O’Donnell, OP, all made sure of that! As an Associate I learned even more, leaning on Sr. […]

  • Happy 100th Birthday Sister Verona Wangler!

    Happy 100th Birthday Sister Verona Wangler!

    March 12, 2024

    Wednesday, March 13 is Sister Verona Wangler’s  big celebration! 100 years of life and 80 years as a Dominican, I have learned to be silent and make space for God to speak. God speaks to me as I visit the chapel but also in many other ways. Nature reflects God’s beauty in a snowfall, changing […]

  • Sister and Associate Brunch at Cathedral Square

    Sister and Associate Brunch at Cathedral Square

    March 11, 2024

    Sisters and Associates, let’s gather to celebrate the feast of St. Catherine of Siena. Please join us for Brunch SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2024 11:15 am – 11:30 CHECK IN 11:30 am – 1:30 pm  FOOD & FELLOWSHIP Location: Cathedral Square, 360 Division Avenue at Wealthy Street “Be who God meant you to be and you […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Elect New Leadership Team, Term Begins July 1, 2024

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Elect New Leadership Team, Term Begins July 1, 2024

    March 11, 2024

    Sister Sandra Delgado, OP, Prioress, formally opened the Congregation’s 55th General Chapter, held March 3 to 10, 2024. On Friday, March 8, 2024, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids elected their next prioress and leadership team members. The newly elected Leadership Team steps forward to lead the mission and life of the Congregation beginning July […]