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Sister Diane Zerfas

“I trust the tiny whispering sound that calls me by name and claims me as God’s own, and I trust the hand of my friend, Jesus, inviting me to bear abundant fruit that will last.” ~ I Kings 19:12; Isaiah 43:1; John 15:16

My heart overflows with gratitude for all the abundant blessings of my life.

The gifts of being: daughter, sister, aunt, friend, Dominican Sister, and co-worker in the vineyard.

The gifts of doing: teacher, preacher, storyteller, liturgy and retreat planner, spiritual director, pilgrim and traveler.

The gift of remembering: our family dinner table, the farm in Dorr, opportunities for education beginning with Marywood Academy, the beauties of nature – especially the National Parks, the joy of swimming and of reading, savoring and sharing the experiences of the Holy Land and the Lands of Dominic.

And the gift of faith: family prayer, singing in the choir, the power of the sacraments, the eloquence of the Word of God, the presence of the Spirit in my daily life and ministry.

2022 – 51 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for the Holy Preaching

Sr. Diane leading Lectio Divina in the Meditation Chapel

In ministry with Sister Diane Zerfas, OP

Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids: Ministering Where We Belong

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Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas OP

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Marywood Campus Spring & Summer 2019 Preached Retreats

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Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas, OP

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100th Anniversary of Laying of Cornerstone of Motherhouse at Marywood

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Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2021 Jubilarians

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Celebration of Spiritual Direction Ministry, New Spiritual Directors

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Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Marywood Community Retreat

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Aquinata House Retreat

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Dominican Chapel at Marywood Closes After Final Eucharist Celebration

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Mission & Ministry Spring 2022: Times of Transition

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