SisterGretchen Sills

“If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, it will be enough.” -Meister Eckhart

Jubilarian 2018 – 50 Years a Sister

On this my 50th Jubilee I recall the saying, “Time flies when you are having fun.”

  • August 26, 1967 – Walked through the front door of Marywood
  • October 16, 1968 – Became a Novice
  • August 1993 – 25th Jubilee

The date given to an event has held memories for me as time has moved forward. The dates in our past are many, some joy-filled and some sorrow-filled. We place importance on events that have shaped us along the way. I’ve listed only three. There are so many more, too numerous to name. I live in gratitude to family, friends, and community for their support, love, and encouragement as they have walked with me, challenged me to be the best person that I can be. As Meister Eckhart wrote, “If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, it will be enough.”

2022 – 54 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for spiritual directors and directees

Sr. Gretchen explains to a group of visiting high school students what her ministry entails as Archives Support Services.

sister Gretchen evaluating some over-sized documents and artwork in the archives

Sister Gretchen, Sister Lucianne Siers and Sister Roxane Dansereau

In ministry with Sister Gretchen Sills, OP

Today We Golf! 11th Annual Dollars Fore Dominicans Event


A New Candidate for Grand Rapids Dominicans


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