Advent

  • O Wisdom: Seek Wisdom, Look Around  See it Everywhere

    O Wisdom: Seek Wisdom, Look Around See it Everywhere

    December 17, 2021

    Seek wisdom: Look around, see it everywhere Oh! Wisdom, how we need you now more than ever A reading from the Book of Proverbs 8:1-12: Does not Wisdom call, and Understanding raise her voice? On the top of the heights along the road, at the crossroads she takes her stand; by the gates at the […]

  • O Wisdom   “Seek wisdom, Look around, see it everywhere”

    O Wisdom “Seek wisdom, Look around, see it everywhere”

    December 17, 2021

    Oh! Wisdom, how we need you now more than ever! You, Sophia, the breath, the power of God, the feminine face of God. Come and show your people the way to salvation. Below, the reading from Proverbs is one of several books of wisdom grouped together and occurring before the Book of Isaiah, the prophet […]

  • Advent Week 1 Reflection: The Rule of Law

    Advent Week 1 Reflection: The Rule of Law

    November 29, 2021

    Bible readings: Jer: 33:14–16, Ps: 24, 1 Thes 3:12– 4:2, Luke 21: 25-28, 34–36 The liturgical year begins in Advent. The Latin word refers to “the one who comes”, who is the Messiah. The entire biblical Old Testament is the story of one hope. The prophet Jeremiah recalls on the first Sunday of Advent that […]

  • Advent 2021

    Advent 2021

    November 28, 2021

    Advent summons us to the beginning. The lavishness of God’s compassion and mercy frame yet another year for us. With the arrival of Advent’s first Sunday, we attend to this mystery one more time. … Our Christian tradition proclaims this as both an event already accomplished in human history and an event moving toward fulfillment […]

  • Dominican Month for Peace 2021 — We Pray for Venezuela

    Dominican Month for Peace 2021 — We Pray for Venezuela

    November 23, 2021

                A Video Introduction to Venezuela     Join us in Prayer Sunday, November 28 begins the fifth annual Dominican Month for Peace. After joining forces to help our Dominican family in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Ukraine, we now turn our attention to Venezuela – the country […]

  • A Prayer for Advent 2020: Christ-Light

    A Prayer for Advent 2020: Christ-Light

    November 25, 2020

    The candles of Advent remind us of Christ-Light, Light of Life. The ritual of lighting the candles, contemplating the movement from darkness to light, the meaning of Christmas and birth of our Savior. Each person is the living legacy of Jesus, who commissions us to be Christ-Light in our world. Join the Dominican Sisters ~ […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Advent is my favorite season

    Sister Inspiration: Advent is my favorite season

    November 20, 2020

    Advent is my favorite season – it is a time of prayerful waiting and expectation. Advent helps me take the time to sit and reflect. This gives me a sense of hope, even when times are filled with conflicts. Michigan winters with snow gracing the landscape is breathtaking, crisp and refreshing! My favorite Advent scripture […]

  • Christ-Light, An Advent Poem by Sister Mary Ann Barrett OP

    Christ-Light, An Advent Poem by Sister Mary Ann Barrett OP

    October 16, 2020

    Christ-Light, we crave Your Holy Light. Shine in our darkness. During this Advent Season, Be with us. As, together, we shine Christ-Light Wherever we may be. Christ-Light, we crave Your Holy Light. Shine in our darkness. Christ-Light of Hope Grace us with Courage and Words of Truth. Christ-Light, we crave Your Holy Light. Shine in […]

  • December is Dominican Month of Peace: Solidarity with India

    December is Dominican Month of Peace: Solidarity with India

    December 5, 2019

    December is Dominican Month of Peace – a time when the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids act in solidarity with our Dominican brothers and sisters worldwide. This is the season of Advent, when we are all waiting for the celebration of the mystery of the incarnation of the Prince of Peace. The idea of this Dominican Month […]

  • Learn About the Tradition and Significance of O Antiphons, A Program at Dominican Center

    Learn About the Tradition and Significance of O Antiphons, A Program at Dominican Center

    December 2, 2019

    If you have ever wondered about the beautiful tradition of O Antiphons, Sister Mary Catherine Fodrocy, OP  has prepared a program especially for you. “O Antiphons: The Tradition and Significance” of the 7 Nights of Prayer is at Dominican Center Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:00-11:30am. The O Antiphons are short, Scripture-based Advent prayers from the Middle […]