SisterRose Mary Belanger

“You will show me the path of life, fullness of joy in your presence.” -Psalm 16

God began to show me this path as I grew up in a good Catholic family in rural Lake Leelanau. Then our little country school was consolidated with St. Mary’s in Lake Leelanau. There I had the benefit of having the Sisters as my teachers. I wanted to be like them – a Sister as well as a teacher.

A big step on this path was when I won a scholarship in eighth grade to attend Marywood Academy for high school. I became an aspirant for four years and finally a novice and final profession.

Thanks be to God for 70 years of many graces and blessings. Much gratitude extended for the support of family, friends, and community. I am still journeying on this path that will lead to the hands of a loving and merciful God. Happiness forever!

2022 – 73 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for world peace

Sr. Rose Mary Belanger (r) at a program at St. Paul’s Seminary with Sr. Maria Kathleen McCrackin and Sr. Maria Tardani.

Sr. Rose Mary is a wonderful companion to Sisters in assisted living at Aquinata Hall.

Sr. Rose Mary with her 8th grade class at graduation in Fisherville, 1961.

Sr. Rose Mary’s creative spirit and gifts are a blessing to the Congregation.

How her smile warms the hearts of all who encounter Sr. Rose Mary Belanger. Here she and Sr. Marguerite Cool enjoy time together.

In ministry with Sister Rose Mary Belanger, OP

2009 Jubilarians


Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2019 Jubilarians