Prayer & Reflection

  • The Right to Comfort and the Fear of Conflict

    The Right to Comfort and the Fear of Conflict

    January 27, 2023

    Inclusion Learning The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Inclusion Team exists to foster growth and transformation that creates, supports, and sustains a diverse, inclusive, and racially equitable culture on the Marywood campus. This is not easy work, nor do we approach it lightly. We challenge ourselves to engage in the work of anti-racism. And we […]

  • A Prayer for the End of Human Trafficking

    A Prayer for the End of Human Trafficking

    January 20, 2023

    A Prayer for the End of Human Trafficking As shared by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J. God of freedom, beauty and truthwe believe that your deepest desire,your most powerful energy,is that all creation might know abundant life.We raise our voices in anguished prayerfor our sisters and brothers,women and girls, men […]

  • Why Black Lives Matter

    Why Black Lives Matter

    January 18, 2023

    We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be coworkers with God.” ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This week, as a nation, we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Dominican Sisters […]

  • What’s Outside Your Window?

    What’s Outside Your Window?

    January 18, 2023

    A few weeks ago, my grandniece asked my nephew: Hey dad, what’s in your wallet? The question likely came from hearing the ubiquitous ad on sports programming. He pulled out a lone debit/credit card from a pouch on the back of his phone and showed her. Now, my wallet is much messier than that! What […]

  • Tools for Growth Towards Inclusion

    Tools for Growth Towards Inclusion

    January 11, 2023

    A Reflection by Sr. Rosanne Szocinski OP Today, as a white person, I need to admit that if I am not part of the solution, I am part of the problem. Recognizing that areas of my life may have incurred some blind spots over the years, I had a chance to participate in the Grand […]

  • A Prayer for Epiphany

    A Prayer for Epiphany

    January 5, 2023

    In the Catholic tradition, Epiphany is a time that offers us hope and encouragement that the gift of Christ can be found in our own lives. In celebration of Epiphany, we offer this prayer. Jesus became human – To show us how to love:Wholeheartedly, selflessly,inclusively, unconditionally. To show us who to love:All – as sisters […]

  • A New Year to Renew my Life

    A New Year to Renew my Life

    December 31, 2022

    I Arise Today…. Welcoming another Year to reconcile differences to witness joy to broaden my friendships; Welcoming another Beginning  to live with gratitude to amend quarrels to model God’s generosity; Welcoming another Opportunity to practice non-violence to imitate Jesus’ mercy to celebrate insights; Welcoming another Invitation to let go, to hang on to listen attentively […]

  • Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    December 21, 2022

    As our God became human and was born to Mary, Behold the love of God born in your midst. May this Christmas season be a time of celebrating, A time to see what God sees, A time to love the faces of all who surround you. Blessed Christmas to you and yours, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids […]

  • Advent O Antiphons Evening Prayer (Online)

    Advent O Antiphons Evening Prayer (Online)

    December 15, 2022

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids for Advent O Antiphons Evening Prayer from December 17-23. The O Antiphons are short, Scripture-based Advent prayers from the Middle Ages that are part of the prayer of the Church in the Liturgy of the Hours. Each year, the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids host this beautiful seven-night experience of prayer, song, […]

  • The Church in Myanmar, Dominican Month of Peace

    The Church in Myanmar, Dominican Month of Peace

    December 8, 2022

    The Catholic Church in Myanmar (also known as Burma) is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. There are around 750,000 Catholics in Burma – approximately 1% of the total population. The country is divided into sixteen dioceses including three archdioceses. Catholicism has never been easy in […]