Prayer & Reflection

  • Have You Ever Been “Transfigured” into Something New?

    Have You Ever Been “Transfigured” into Something New?

    August 10, 2022

    Most Christian denominations celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration every August. It’s one of those holy days that seems significant, but I never understood what all the fuss was about. My spiritual teacher told me we can view this event and all of scripture through what the Jewish tradition calls “midrash.” This form of reading […]

  • theWord Daily Homily – July 11, 2022 – Megan McElroy OP – Living and Praying Liturgy Well

    theWord Daily Homily – July 11, 2022 – Megan McElroy OP – Living and Praying Liturgy Well

    July 11, 2022

    Living and Praying Liturgy Well For 11 July 2022, Monday of week 15 in Ordinary Time, based on Isaiah 1:10-17 theWord daily homilies from the Order of Preachers This preaching can also be listened to and shared from this website. https://word.op.org/2022/07/11/27714/   https://word.op.org/audio/2022/07/11-mcelroy.mp3 HOMILY: Monday of the 15th Week of Ordinary Time Scripture: Isaiah 1:10-17 […]

  • Pentecost Prayers of the Faithful 2022

    Pentecost Prayers of the Faithful 2022

    June 5, 2022

    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 […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Buffalo Murders

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Buffalo Murders

    May 19, 2022

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – May 19, 2022 — It is with deep sadness that we join our hearts to the people of Buffalo and, especially, to the families and friends of those who were injured or killed in the hate-crime shooting in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, May 14, by an 18-year-old man. Such acts […]

  • Laudato Si’ Initiatives 2022

    Laudato Si’ Initiatives 2022

    April 18, 2022

    As the Congregation Laudato Si’ Committee continues discernment of the path our Congregation will take during the next seven years, our Dominican Community already has several initiatives underway. • Care for our Common Home and One Human Family video series by Sr. Mary Catherine Fodrocy. Some Sisters and Associates have been watching the videos and […]

  • Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    April 15, 2022

    The gift of the resurrection of Jesus is that we are to live now as if we already have new life. Rejoice and sing Alleluia! Practice resurrection! Easter Blessings to you and your loved ones, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids * * * El regalo de la resurrección de Jesús es que debemos vivir ahora como si […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week 2022: We Preach With Our Lives

    Catholic Sisters Week 2022: We Preach With Our Lives

    March 7, 2022

    Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, defend life, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope … But for one week, the spotlight shines on women religious. Catholic Sisters Week (CSW) is an annual celebration that takes […]

  • A Lenten Journey to Love

    A Lenten Journey to Love

    March 7, 2022

      GOD SAYS, “THIS IS MY BELOVED.” WE PAUSE…. MOVE OUR HEARTS FROM BEING STUBBORN, RESTLESS, ESTRANGED TO BEING HUMBLED, FREE, BLESSED. LET US COMPANION EACH OTHER ON THIS JOURNEY ~  LISTENING, SURRENDERING, LEARNING,  BEGINNING ANEW.   GOD SAYS, “I AM WHO AM” WE PAUSE…. MOVE OUR HEARTS FROM BEING DOUBTFUL, DISCOURAGED,  CYNICAL TO BEING […]

  • Sisters Pledge to Pursue Laudato Si’ Action Platform

    Sisters Pledge to Pursue Laudato Si’ Action Platform

    March 6, 2022

    We have been invited by Pope Francis to join with myriad institutions and individuals of the Church to journey toward integral Ecology. We undertake with courage, conviction, and compassion the responsibility to Care for Earth, our Common Home, and to stand with people who have been impacted by climate change, poverty, violence, and exploitation. We […]

  • Prayer for Peace in Ukraine, The World

    Prayer for Peace in Ukraine, The World

    February 25, 2022

    God of all People, We pray for peace today and every day, especially for the people of Ukraine. Send your Spirit of wisdom upon our world leaders. May the decisions they make be in the interest of all Earth’s citizens. Send your Spirit of compassion upon those who bear arms. May they turn instead to […]