Aquinas College

  • Sister Inspiration: Alice Wittenbach, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Alice Wittenbach, OP

    May 4, 2018

    “At Aquinas I met the Dominican Sisters for the first time. I loved their joy and the delight they seemed to bring to each other. At the end of my Freshman year (1955), I went to the Priest to tell him I  thought I should go to the Convent, with the hope they would reject […]

  • Services for Sister Gail Ann Martin, OP

    Services for Sister Gail Ann Martin, OP

    April 30, 2018

      Sister Gail Ann Martin entered eternal life on April 29, 2018 at the age of 78 after 60 years of religious life. We commend Sister Gail Ann to your prayers. Remembering Service: Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Wednesday,  May 2 at 4:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Orlanda Leyba, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Orlanda Leyba, OP

    April 27, 2018

    The teachers that we remember are the ones who instill in us a sense of wonder or insight about the world and Sister Orlanda Leyba was one of those teachers. “I used as many opportunities as possible to present Jesus as a model to imitate. In doing so, I often spoke about Jesus the REBEL, […]

  • March was a busy and blessed month!

    March was a busy and blessed month!

    April 23, 2018

    It was an honor and privilege to interview Sister Bernice. Before the interview, Sister Bernice showed me pictures and newspaper clippings from her time in New Mexico. She was beaming with pride, joy, and love for her communities and parishes. I am eager for others to have the opportunity to experience Sister Bernice’s interview to […]

  • Inspiration: Sister Earth, We All Live Here. The Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    Inspiration: Sister Earth, We All Live Here. The Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    April 20, 2018

    Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Earth, our Mother, who nourishes us and sustains us, bringing forth fruits and vegetables of many kinds and flowers of many colours. ~ Canticle of the Sun, St. Francis of Assisi   Caring for our common home is the theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. And every April, Aquinas […]

  • Aquinas College and Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Gather for Earth Day 2018

    Aquinas College and Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Gather for Earth Day 2018

    April 20, 2018

    Caring for our common home is the theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. And every April, Aquinas College and the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids come together to steward Earth and our common homes in Grand Rapids. In celebration of Earth Day and the Dominican pillars of community and service, the Aquinas College […]

  • Aquinas College “We All Live Here Service Day”

    Aquinas College “We All Live Here Service Day”

    April 9, 2018

    Caring for our common home is the theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. And every April, Aquinas College and the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids come together to steward Earth and our common homes in Grand Rapids. In celebration of Earth Day and the Dominican pillars of community and service, the Aquinas College Infrastructure Sustainability […]

  • Dominicans Support “March for Our Lives” Call for Gun Control

    Dominicans Support “March for Our Lives” Call for Gun Control

    March 24, 2018

    Grassroots, non-partisan, student-led organizations planned rallies and marches to protest gun violence in schools this past Saturday. Reports indicated that there were March For Our Lives gatherings in Washington DC and 800+ sibling marches across the globe. In Grand Rapids, the student-led group invited supporters to gather at Rosa Park Circle stating: “We are marching […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Bernice Garcia, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Bernice Garcia, OP

    March 15, 2018

    Sarah Toppen and Sister Bernice Garcia, OP are walking together on an oral history project for SisterStory. It is an ongoing initiative of National Catholic Sisters Week, a campaign to broaden awareness of Catholic sisters. The following is an introduction to this project by Aquinas College Student Sarah Toppen. From the moment I enter the Dominican Center […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Helen Bueche, OP with Marissa Ebels

    Sister Inspiration: Helen Bueche, OP with Marissa Ebels

    March 2, 2018

    Marissa Ebels and Sister Helen Bueche, OP are walking together on an oral history project, SisterStory. It is an ongoing initiative of National Catholic Sisters Week, a campaign to broaden awareness of Catholic sisters. The following is an introduction to this project by Aquinas College Student Marissa Ebels. On January 24th, I was paired with Sister […]