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  • Funeral Services for Sister Lucianne Siers OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Lucianne Siers OP

    June 30, 2023

    Sister Lucianne Siers OP entered eternal life on June 30, 2023 at the age of 74 after 55 years of religious life. We commend Sister Lucianne to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Sunday, July 2 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Monday, July 3 at 10:00 am Chapel of the […]

  • Friends & Sisters Gather to Meet Up, Catch Up, Eat Up

    Friends & Sisters Gather to Meet Up, Catch Up, Eat Up

    June 30, 2023

    Nothing could deter friends and Sisters from gathering together to enjoy each other’s company at this year’s Meet UP event on Sunday, June 25. While we moved inside due to the threat of storms, everything else went on as planned! We filled up on delectable treats, including gluten-free vegan donut holes from Rise Bakery. We […]

  • “A Friend for My Heart” Morning Retreat with Jesus

    “A Friend for My Heart” Morning Retreat with Jesus

    June 27, 2023

    “A Friend for My Heart—“Amiga de mi Corazon” morning retreat brought the tradition of Catholic devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, celebrated by the Church in June, to a deeper level. I invited wives of Deacons and Deacon Candidates to Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College Saturday, June 22 to explore Scripture passages in […]

  • Sr. Jean Karen Woloszyk: Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Jean Karen Woloszyk: Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    June 23, 2023

    I am truly grateful for the many opportunities and blessings bestowed throughout my years as a Dominican Sister. I was born on October 27, 1944 to Felix and Emily Woloszyk and given the name Karen Jean. I grew up in a Catholic family atmosphere with siblings, Donald, Judith, and my twin Kenneth and was instructed […]

  • Foundation Established to Further Our Legacy of Ministry

    Foundation Established to Further Our Legacy of Ministry

    June 22, 2023

    “The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids announce the new Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Foundation,” says Sandra Delgado, OP, prioress of the congregation of vowed women religious. Since 1877 when Dominican Sisters arrived in Michigan, the Word of God has inspired and called us to respond to the needs of the world through ministry. To further […]

  • Sr. Verona Wangler: Jubilarian 2023 – 80 Years a Sister

    Sr. Verona Wangler: Jubilarian 2023 – 80 Years a Sister

    June 16, 2023

    After almost 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 colors with the seasons, flowers springing up […]

  • National College Preaching in Action Conference: Student Describes Essence of Experience

    National College Preaching in Action Conference: Student Describes Essence of Experience

    June 11, 2023

    For five days in May, 20 students, 11 mentors, and 12 presenters from all over the country and representing 9 Dominican Colleges, gathered together to learn about the Dominican Charism and traditions of the Order. Participants learned about the Dominican Saints, Justice Issues of the Order, the strong Interfaith Mission of the Order, and the […]

  • Students Learn Dominicans Preach in Action at 2023 Conference

    Students Learn Dominicans Preach in Action at 2023 Conference

    June 7, 2023

    The Aquinas College campus was alive with the energy of approximately 40 young adults who participated in the Dominican Colleges Preaching in Action Conference May 23 – 28. Nine Dominican schools were represented from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Participants learned about Preaching in the Dominican Tradition as they met St. […]

  • Expanding Natural Habitat at Marywood in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Expanding Natural Habitat at Marywood in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    May 31, 2023

    Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids (DSGR) love God’s creation and celebrate, steward, and protect it. We work hard to assure that the Marywood campus – a greenspace in the City of Grand Rapids – continues to provide habitats for wildlife, supports biodiversity, and supports opportunities for ecological spirituality. “Today, May 31, 2023, 21 trees were […]

  • A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence

    A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence

    May 30, 2023

    God of Mercy, You Have Shown Us A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence Suggested melody: “God of Day and God of Darkness” God of mercy, you have shown us ways of living that are good: Work for justice, treasure kindness, humbly journey with your God.” Yet your people here are grieving, hurt by weapons that destroy. […]