OurChapels & Worship

We welcome all who seek to deepen their faith and spirituality.

As Dominicans, we welcome community. We seek to find God’s face in one another, and experience God through one another. Each weekend, people from around West Michigan pray with us during Sunday Assembly. Here quality of preaching, music, and inclusivity are of primary importance to us. We gather for prayers of peace, of forgiveness, of love and healing. We gather on Sundays, during the seasons of Lent and Advent. Adoration and Stations of the Cross are prayed here. Our Choir sings a joyful noise. More Worship opportunities.

When you visit any one of the Chapels on the Marywood Campus, you experience sacred, simple, quiet areas welcoming prayer and contemplation. The Chapels are open during times of worship and for personal prayer, study, and reflection.

Notice: Our Chapels are closed to the public to protect everybody during the pandemic.

Listen to hear with a heart of holy mystery what God is revealing.


Janet Brown, OP
Liturgical Life Director



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Dominican Chapel

Here, nature is infused into the design, which highlights and reveals the greatness and glory of the Divine, and places the individual or gathered community in a sanctuary marked by simplicity. Located at the center of the Sisters’ motherhouse, Dominican Chapel welcomes all for prayer and quiet.

Visitors to Marywood as well as Lectio Divina and Taizé prayer groups meet in Dominican Chapel. Participants in Dominican Center’s spirituality and formation programs also use this Chapel.

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Chapel of the Word

Chapel of the Word is named for the Dominican charism that challenges us to be preachers of The Word. Located within Marywood Health Center, the doors into the chapel open to a place of prayer and devotion. Once inside, the wide windows reflect nature: clouds and sky, prairie, woods, and pond. It is a sacred space — uncluttered, airy, serene, contemplative with light changing as the sky and landscape reflect the seasons. All are welcome to this place of peace.

Catherine of Siena Chapel at Aquinata Hall

Visitors to this Chapel are often silenced into reflection by the beauty and aura of peace created by the stained glass art windows. Sister Blanche Steves designed this series of stained glass windows depicting the Beatitudes in relation to the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Meditation Chapel

The pillowed seating in the Meditation Chapel situated behind the tapestries in the Dominican Chapel hints to the purpose of this space. We invite visitors here to get comfortable and open their hearts and minds. If you want to make space in your life for meditation, reflection, prayer, and reading, the Meditation Chapel is a wonderful space to start.

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