SisterMarilyn Holmes

This is what I will keep in mind: the Lord’s love never ends; God’s mercies never stop. They are new every morning. - Lamentations 3:21 -23

What a wonderful ray of hope! How good my God has been to me … all my life and especially these past 50 years. Golden indeed! I am very grateful for the abundance of gifts I’ve received. The gift of life blesses me with challenge and adventure. Thanks be to God!

Pleasanton, California is the place I was born to Bill and Grace Holmes on March 24, 1945. I began my life there because my Dad was stationed at a Navy base. When the war ended, we came back to Grand Rapids. Our family grew with the addition of three more children. St. Francis Xavier Church was very much a part of our community, education, and faith life.

I graduated from Catholic Central in 1963. Feelings of giving more with my life had been tugging at my heart, off and on for a while and I decided to enter the community on September 8, 1963.

After attending Aquinas College I began my 43 year teaching ministry. When reflecting on those years, my joy always came when the students “got it”; when they had their “aha” moment. It was such an enriching time. The last couple of years I have been blessed to serve our Sisters and to learn from their wisdom which continues to be a source of strength and inspiration.

2022 – 58 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for abused women and children

Sr. Marilyn Holmes manages the Sister Transportation Ministry.

Srs Marilyn Holmes and David Therese Korson are learning about hearing matters as they stay apprised of physical changes that come with again.

Sr Marilyn Holmes in her office where she coordinates the busy Transportation Ministry of the Sisters.

Sisters Mary Courtade and Marilyn Holmes ready smiles greet golfers at our annual Dollars FORE Dominicans Golf Outing.

In ministry with Sister Marilyn Holmes, OP

Sister Inspiration: Marilyn Holmes, OP


Making a Difference in the Lives of People Who Need You


Today We Golf! 11th Annual Dollars Fore Dominicans Event


2014 Jubilarians