Prayer & Reflection

  • “Come seek the tender faithfulness of God.” – Lent Week 3

    “Come seek the tender faithfulness of God.” – Lent Week 3

    March 1, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Week 3: Sundays of Lent – March 3 COME, RAISE OUR VOICES IN SONG, SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. Come seek the tender faithfulness of God. Free us in mercy from the sins that […]

  • PRAYER FOR CHAPTER FOR DOMINICAN SISTERS~GRAND RAPIDS

    PRAYER FOR CHAPTER FOR DOMINICAN SISTERS~GRAND RAPIDS

    February 28, 2024

    CHAPTER is the time during which the Congregational business of elections and Constitution review occurs for the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids. Every six years, there is a change in the Leadership Team.  A newly elected Leadership Team steps forward to lead the mission and life of the Congregation. Members of the former Leadership Team, […]

  • “Long have I waited for your coming home to me” – Lent Week 2

    “Long have I waited for your coming home to me” – Lent Week 2

    February 21, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Week 2: Sundays of Lent – February 25 COME, RAISE OUR VOICES IN SONG, SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new […]

  • Recall Hymns of Praise that Lift Our Hearts This Lent – Week 1

    Recall Hymns of Praise that Lift Our Hearts This Lent – Week 1

    February 14, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Ash Wednesday reminded us that we are loved by a merciful God. It reminded us to love our neighbors and all Creation. The entire Lenten Season is the story of the power of love […]

  • From Ashes to Reflection to Conversion of Heart…

    From Ashes to Reflection to Conversion of Heart…

    February 13, 2024

    From Ashes to Reflection to Conversion of Heart… Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are loved by a merciful God. It reminds us to love our neighbors and all Creation. The entire Lenten Season is the story of the power of love to change our hearts. Christ’s life, death and resurrection give us Hope and […]

  • Mission & Ministry Magazine: Thankful for God’s Creation

    Mission & Ministry Magazine: Thankful for God’s Creation

    February 13, 2024

    Thankful for God’s Creation “Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear the question: What is happening at Marywood?” writes Sister Sandra Delgado, Prioress, in this issue of Mission & Ministry Magazine. “And I answer: We are evolving. Aren’t we always? That “state” is inherent in the gift of life. “We soon will welcome […]

  • World Day of Consecrated Life: “Call to be a presence of love…”

    World Day of Consecrated Life: “Call to be a presence of love…”

    February 2, 2024

    On this World Day of Consecrated Life, we share with you the words of Sister Patricia Murray IBVM and Sister Mary John Kudiyiruppil SSpS from UISG. Sister Pat reminds us of the grace of our vocation and our call to be a presence of love in our hurting world today and Sister Mary John invites […]

  • Saturday Inspiration: God of Beginning Again

    Saturday Inspiration: God of Beginning Again

    January 26, 2024

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, And I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Into Your hands, I commend my family, O God. For I must let go of trying to “fix” everything and everyone. And instead, place them in Your gentle hands and compassionate heart, where they will be carried […]

  • National Day of Service Honors Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    National Day of Service Honors Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    January 11, 2024

    How might you give of your time, talent, and treasure to PRAYER, STUDY, SERVICE, COMMUNITY? The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 15 is the 28th anniversary of the DAY OF SERVICE that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day […]

  • Prayer & Reflection: We Cannot Do Everything

    Prayer & Reflection: We Cannot Do Everything

    January 3, 2024

    It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying […]