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  • 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. […]

  • Pentecost Prayers of the Faithful

    Pentecost Prayers of the Faithful

    May 25, 2023

    Pentecost Petitions That the Spirit of Wisdom may live in us: to kindle passion for what is vital and faithful. That the Spirit of Understanding may live in us: to hear others and see diversity as a strength. That the Spirit of Right Judgment may live in us: to grant human rights to all people […]

  • Introducing: Interlocking Goals Laudato Si’ Video Series

    Introducing: Interlocking Goals Laudato Si’ Video Series

    May 23, 2023

    “I am passionate about sharing transformative study and reflection opportunities with people who are interested in and concerned about the health of our planet and people,” says Sr. Mary Catherine. “Today, during Laudato Si’ Celebration Week, I’m introducing a new video series about the seven closely related goals of the Laudato Si Action Platform.” Seven […]

  • Creation Canticle ~ Affinity

    Creation Canticle ~ Affinity

    May 19, 2023

    Affinity Feathers, fur, hooves and spurs, paws, petals, ponds and fins We are all in… Beautiful dance Sway in the breeze Chirp in the trees When we are in sync the way we were meant to be Together connected Since the days of creation When God Said it was good! Entrusted to care For Water, […]