SisterJanet Brown

“Be still and know that I am God.” - Psalm 46

Sixty years! Sounds like a long time, but it doesn’t feel that way. I was born in Ludington, the oldest of six girls. I knew Dominicans from the time I was small because we had relatives in the community. I entered Marywood after high school graduation.

My early years in ministry were spent teaching primary grades in Michigan and in New Mexico. I taught in many settings – urban, inner city, farm, and pueblo communities. I treasured ministering in the Saginaw Diocese with Ken Untener as Bishop. I am now the Liturgical Life Director at Marywood. In this role we strive to serve and model inclusivity in the liturgical life of the community.

I’ve hiked mountain trails in New Mexico and in Alaska, enjoyed the waters of Lake Michigan, as well as skiing Caberfae Peaks in the winter. I enjoy reading a good book, playing the accordion for sing-a-longs, and watching the Tigers and the Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Team. Yes, life is good!

Being part of this Dominican congregation has been blessing. I’m grateful for the people I’ve met and the opportunities for travel, study, and ministry.

I thank all who have encouraged, challenged, and supported me through the years.


2018 – 60 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for refugees and immigration reform

Sr. Janet with Bishop Kenneth Unter during his visit to St. Patrick Parish in Ryan, Michigan.

Sr. Roberta Hefferan† and Sr. Janet get together for a sing-along at the Marywood Health Center.

Camel riding adventure.

Sister Janet co-presiding at the 2018 Easter Triduum at Dominican Chapel at Marywood.

In ministry with Sister Janet Brown, OP

Annual Interfaith Peace Service Draws Together Peacemakers


Saturday Story: As I have done for you…Jesus spoke


Sister Inspiration: Advent is my favorite season


Today We Golf! 11th Annual Dollars Fore Dominicans Event


Pentecost Prayers of the Faithful In Languages From Around the World


Interfaith Peace Walk & Service at Marywood


Dominicans Support “March for Our Lives” Call for Gun Control


Advent Service, 2nd Sunday of Advent 2020 with Janet Brown, OP


Dominican Sisters Day of Service


800th Jubilee Essay Contest Winners Announced