Aquinas College

  • A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Catherine Williams, OP

    A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Catherine Williams, OP

    October 12, 2018

    The path has twisted and turned during these 60 years, from a community of Williams on a small farm in Byron Center,… … to a community of Dominican Sisters who share their lives of simplicity and prayer, laughter and song,… … as we walk the road together toward, “the fullness of joy in God’s presence”. […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Marie Michael Jacobs, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Marie Michael Jacobs, OP

    September 7, 2018

    Sister Marie Michael Jacobs once wanted to be a missionary nurse, improv­ing the lot of others in far-off lands. It was the grace of God, she figures, that led her to another sort of mission in the heart of Grand Rapids: administering education to the children of St. Andrew’s School. In her 18th year at […]

  • A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Patrice Konwinski, OP

    A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Patrice Konwinski, OP

    August 31, 2018

    “Where is the sister chancellor?” called out Pope John Paul II raising his hand to pause a photographic moment in the papal greeting line in Rome. It was 1990, and Sister Patrice Konwinski was visiting Vatican City with then-Grand Rapids Bishop Joseph Breitenbeck. Grand Rapids Press reporter Ed Golder wrote of the visit describing the […]

  • Annual Back-to-College Dominican Sisters Aquinas College Picnic

    Annual Back-to-College Dominican Sisters Aquinas College Picnic

    August 31, 2018

    The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids celebrated the start of the Aquinas College academic year on Thursday, August, 30, 2018. Sisters of the Congregation that founded Aquinas College delighted in welcoming AQ faculty and staff to this annual Back-to-College Picnic in the Pear Garden at Marywood. More than 150 Aquinas friends joined Sisters to relax, catch up, […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Marie Joy Yuhasz, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Marie Joy Yuhasz, OP

    August 23, 2018

    Music has always been important in Sister Marie Joy’s life. Both parents were musicians who first taught her to play the piano at the age of five. Her piano studies continued with more teachers. When she was about to enter the seventh grade her family moved to Taylor Township in Wayne County. There she attended […]

  • A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Mary Courtade, OP

    A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Mary Courtade, OP

    July 27, 2018

    Dominican Sisters taught young Rosemary from first to 12th grade at St. Francis Catholic School in Traverse City, Michigan. Several of these teachers whom she admired and loved, along with her parish priest, helped prepare her for entrance into the postulancy. The avid student, former cheerleader, usher at the Michigan Theater, and summer cherry picker […]

  • A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. John Therese Kusba, OP

    A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. John Therese Kusba, OP

    July 6, 2018

    The second child of John and Theresa Kusba, Dolores Therese Mary was born June 11, 1928. She had two brothers, one older and one younger. She learned self-defense by joining the boys’ sports. Dolores attended grade school at St. Rita, Saginaw and St. Joseph High School. Her teachers were Grand Rapids Dominicans. Recognizing that God […]

  • A New Candidate for Grand Rapids Dominicans

    A New Candidate for Grand Rapids Dominicans

    June 21, 2018

    Emboldened by faith and serving with joy, the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids are blessed to announce that Morgan Bengel is a Candidate to become a member of our Congregation. “I began to sense God calling me. I was sitting in Mass one day during my junior year of high school. I do not remember what the […]

  • Carrying Sister Helen With Me

    Carrying Sister Helen With Me

    May 30, 2018

    Marissa Ebels with Sister Helen Bueche at their final banquet at the Marywood Dominican Center May 2, 2018 It always is a bit intimidating to realize just how much time has passed. The seasons in Michigan have been changing rapidly, and along with it a series of endings for many of the projects I have […]

  • Maureen Geary, OP Granted Honorary Doctorate of Laws

    Maureen Geary, OP Granted Honorary Doctorate of Laws

    May 9, 2018

    Among the more than 300 graduates at Aquinas College’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5, Sister Maureen Geary, OP, prioress of the college’s founders, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, joyfully accepted her place among the Saints. “Sr. Maureen so richly deserves this honor,” said fellow Aquinas trustee and Dominican Sister, Barbara Reid, OP. “She […]