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  • 2023 Season of Creation Prayer: Let Justice and Peace Flow

    2023 Season of Creation Prayer: Let Justice and Peace Flow

    September 8, 2023

    Sustaining Creator God, Help us steward the resources for the use of all people. Bless us as we go forth from this place – to North, East, South, and West….. Preaching with our lives. Across the lands and waters of the world, Let Justice and Peace Flow Rippling through the Great Lakes region, Let Justice […]

  • DSGR Laudato Si’ Action Plan

    DSGR Laudato Si’ Action Plan

    September 7, 2023

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids published our Congregation Laudato Si’ Action Plan in September 2023. Following is an overview of our goals and actions. Use the links at the end of this page to view the full plan. 1) Response to the Cry of the Earth Action 1: Plant 100 trees on the Marywood […]

  • Remembering Dominican Associate Rosemary Cary

    Remembering Dominican Associate Rosemary Cary

    September 5, 2023

    November 4, 1941 – September 3, 2023 Rosemary Cary became an Associate in August of 2011. In her words, “I could not imagine NOT being an Associate as its life and spirit are an integral part of who I am.” The Dominican Sisters have been her teachers, mentors and friends beginning in first grade through […]

  • Webinar: Working for Environmental Justice in New Mexico

    Webinar: Working for Environmental Justice in New Mexico

    August 31, 2023

    We are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity. We invite you to consider a study opportunity to listen and learn about a situation of ongoing environmental injustice […]

  • Season of Creation 2023

    Season of Creation 2023

    August 31, 2023

    Prepare for the Season of Creation 2023 The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family around the globe in prayer and action for our common […]

  • 2023 Dollars FORE Dominicans Golf Outing

    2023 Dollars FORE Dominicans Golf Outing

    August 29, 2023

    Unbelievable day, unbelievable friends!   We are truly blessed! Once again, we were overwhelmed by the support from this generous community! Our 16th annual Dollars FORE Dominicans golf outing on Monday, August 21, was another resounding success on all fronts, including our ability to engage with long-time friends of the Sisters and meet new players […]

  • Sr. Michael Ellen Carling: Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    Sr. Michael Ellen Carling: Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    August 25, 2023

    Three Promises to Keep I dreamt a vow last night and its name was Poverty –  frightening in its austerity until I woke to Plenitude I dreamt a vow last night and its name was Chastity – frightening in its solitude until I awoke to Love I dreamt a vow last night and its name […]

  • “If the Lord is with us, then why has all this happened to us?”

    “If the Lord is with us, then why has all this happened to us?”

    August 21, 2023

    HOMILY: Tuesday of 20th Week of Year in Ordinary Time Readings: Judges 6:11-24a; Psalm 85; Matthew 19:23-30 August 22, 2023 Coming with Hope Listen to this preaching Coming With Hope Ever ancient, ever new is the question of Gideon, “If the Lord is with us, then why has all this happened to us?” The Israelites […]

  • Creation Canticle ~ An August Walk

    Creation Canticle ~ An August Walk

    August 18, 2023

    An August Walk It was a beautiful sunny day. I walked out the front door of Marywood. Looking up at the bright blue sky, I heard a choir of cheerful sparrows greeting me. Beautiful flowers were growing along the sidewalk. When the sidewalk ended, I stepped on the tar road Walking along under the shade […]

  • Sr. Anne Breitag: Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Anne Breitag: Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    August 10, 2023

    Blessed in a beautiful family. Blessed to have been educated by Grand Rapids Dominicans at SS Peter and Paul School in Saginaw. Blessed to have joined the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in 1962. Blessed with education from Aquinas, Central Michigan University, and St. Mary’s and Covenant HealthCare. Blessed to have served as a teacher […]