Our Marywood Campus
As the Motherhouse of the Grand Rapids Dominican Congregation, Marywood is a dynamic environment that has grown and adapted to changing needs and times. On July 20, 2020, we announced plans to transition ownership of the motherhouse building to be developed into senior affordable housing. The Sisters will continue to live in other portions of the campus including Aquinata Hall and the former Marywood Health Center building. read more
This oasis of 34 acres in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has long served as a welcoming place for community– housing ministries of gathering, worship, learning, meditation, art, respite and healing. Regarding the changes that will occur on Marywood’s campus, Prioress of the Congregation, Sister Sandra Delgado, said: “While the composition of the property will change, neither our mission nor our ministries are tethered to the bricks and mortar of our buildings. This is an initial step with many additional decisions yet to be made. We cannot predict at this point what our ministries will look like but we look forward to all the new ways they will continue…”
Dominican Center has offered spiritual formation and contemplative learning programs for adults of all faiths from around the nation for more than 25 years. Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world, the village at Dominican Center has been cultivating light and hope. From the early “Stay in the Light” virtual gatherings to prayerful reflective events, people are staying connected through Zoom, and journaling, meditating, praying, and learning. They are designing new online offerings as well as researching safe ways to hold in-person, socially-distanced programs for small groups. See upcoming programs at https://dominicancenter.com/
Dominican Chapel, where the community joins us to celebrate weekly liturgy as our Sunday Assembly, will no longer be available to us, once we move from the Motherhouse. We’ll be looking at how we might use our two other chapels to continue to worship together in the future.