SisterMarie Celeste Miller

The 50 plus years of Dominican Life have held an abundance of blessings and surprises that I never would have realized otherwise. I thank God.

B orn the first of three children, I was surrounded with a warm and loving family. Learning was highly valued at home and has been a continuing theme in my life.

After a year at Aquinas College with the Dominican Sisters, I entered the Congregation and was given the name, Marie Celeste. I received a Bachelors’ Degree at Aquinas, a Masters’
at Middlebury College and a Ph.D. at Emory University.

Teaching took me to Saginaw, Gaylord, Kentucky and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids where I worked as a faculty member, Program Director and Dean.

Upon retirement from Aquinas College, Sister Marie Celeste launched The Peace of Cake… Confections by Celeste.

She prepares and sells delicious home-made cakes, bars, biscotti and quick breads to support the mission of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids. Sweet treats are available for sale at Dominican Center at Marywood. Special orders for holiday and other events can be placed by calling 616.575.5608 or 616.514.3325 between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm or email

2022 – 57 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for the aged poor

Sr. Marie Celeste helps a student during her Art History class at Aquinas College.

Sister Marie Celeste baking in The Peace of Cake Kitchen.

The Peace of Cake treated visitors at the Dominican Sisters Annual Celebration Event with confections by Celeste.

In ministry with Sister Marie Celeste Miller, OP

Annual Back-to-College Dominican Sisters Aquinas College Picnic


Marywood Academy Class of 1965 50th Reunion


Her Story: Sister Inspiration – Sister Marie Celeste Miller, OP


Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2015 Jubilarians