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  • Funeral Services for Sister Teresita Garcia OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Teresita Garcia OP

    May 16, 2023

    Sister Teresita Garcia OP entered eternal life on May 15, 2023 at the age of 90 after 72 years of religious life. We commend Sister Teresita to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00 am Chapel of the […]

  • Bishops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Urging G7 Leaders to Take Steps Toward Nuclear Disarmament

    Bishops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Urging G7 Leaders to Take Steps Toward Nuclear Disarmament

    May 16, 2023

    The 49th G7 summit will be held from May 19 to 21, 2023 in Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids pray that the G7 leaders respond to this united plea for nuclear disarmament and peaceful alternatives. We share the statements below to inform and remind people of the very real threat […]

  • Celebrate and Reflect: Earth/Soil

    Celebrate and Reflect: Earth/Soil

    May 15, 2023

    It is known by many names: humus/Adam – soil – ground – earth.And it is referenced often in the Bible. ( Gen. 9:20) Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant a vineyard. (Ex: 34:26) You shall bring the very first of the first fruits of your soil into the house of […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Mary Ann Ferguson OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Mary Ann Ferguson OP

    May 8, 2023

    Sister Mary Ann Ferguson OP entered eternal life on May 6, 2023 at the age of 86 after 69 years of religious life. We commend Sister Mary Ann to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 10 at 10:00 am Chapel […]

  • Dominican Sisters Supporting New West Michigan Nonprofit: The StoreHouse

    Dominican Sisters Supporting New West Michigan Nonprofit: The StoreHouse

    May 8, 2023

    Let’s support our community by connecting millions of dollars worth of BRAND NEW, DONATED household and school related products to our nonprofit and school partner members. Working together we can reduce poverty and create a more sustainable future for all in West Michigan. Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Carmen Rostar, Joellen Barkwell, Doris Faber, and Jarrett […]

  • Appreciating Teachers Then and Now

    Appreciating Teachers Then and Now

    May 5, 2023

    They teach reading, spelling, writing, and arithmetic, giving children and adults tools to improve their lives and livelihoods. They open eyes through history, science, speech, logic, and languages. They share their passion for professions of: nursing, education, and more. They introduce faith and hope through rich spiritual experiences. Their day-to-day presence assures each child of […]

  • Celebrate and Reflect: FIRE

    Celebrate and Reflect: FIRE

    May 4, 2023

    FIRE Enkindle within us the fire of your love. Acts 2:3 — Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks and to fill them with his life and power. Isaiah 64:8 — Still, God, you are our Father. We’re the clay and you’re our potter: All of us are what you made […]

  • Celebrate and Reflect: WATER

    Celebrate and Reflect: WATER

    May 4, 2023

    WATER For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.” Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them […]

  • Sister Aquinas Weber Joins Centenarians

    Sister Aquinas Weber Joins Centenarians

    May 3, 2023

    Sister Aquinas Weber’s photo was added to the Centenarian Wall at Aquinata Hall on May 2. We celebrate her 100th Birthday this week. Thank you, Sr. Aquinas, for being such an inspiration to us all. May your special day and year ahead be filled with as much joy and love as you have shared with […]

  • Celebration & Reflection of Earth’s Elements — AIR, WATER, FIRE, EARTH

    Celebration & Reflection of Earth’s Elements — AIR, WATER, FIRE, EARTH

    May 2, 2023

    During a month of celebration from EARTH DAY (April 22) to the Anniversary of Laudato Si’ (May 28), we have entered into a month of contemplation on the traditional elements of creation: AIR, WATER, FIRE, EARTH (soil). Join us in reflection on these, the elements. Set aside some time to reflect and be united in […]