Associate

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2024 Jubilarians

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2024 Jubilarians

    May 2, 2024

    A Jubilee is an anniversary when we honor Sisters and Associates and reflect on their unique contributions to our lives. We tell stories, share what we’ve learned from and with one another, and reflect on our joys and sorrows. We celebrate! We honor each Dominican Sister and Associate and the ways that they have shared […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    March 12, 2024

    I am grateful for the gift of study and reflection! From my time at Aquinas as a student and young employee, there was no performance (or preaching) without preparation. Srs. Diane Dehn, OP, Regina Goeldel, OP, and Rosemary O’Donnell, OP, all made sure of that! As an Associate I learned even more, leaning on Sr. […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week: Celebrating Sister Gretchen Sills OP

    Catholic Sisters Week: Celebrating Sister Gretchen Sills OP

    March 7, 2024

    I have deep gratitude for Sister Gretchen Sills. She was my mentor during my year of discernment to become a Dominican Associate. Sister Gretchen is a thoughtful, kind, and wise woman who shares her faith generously with others. My heart is full of her contributions to my spiritual growth. Thank you, Sister Gretchen! ~ Carol […]

  • Creation Canticle ~ Affinity

    Creation Canticle ~ Affinity

    May 19, 2023

    Affinity Feathers, fur, hooves and spurs, paws, petals, ponds and fins We are all in… Beautiful dance Sway in the breeze Chirp in the trees When we are in sync the way we were meant to be Together connected Since the days of creation When God Said it was good! Entrusted to care For Water, […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week: Remembering Sister Helen Bolger OP

    Catholic Sisters Week: Remembering Sister Helen Bolger OP

    March 11, 2023

    I remember Sister Helen Bolger fondly. I received a French major at Aquinas College and she was one of my professors. She encouraged me to do a semester abroad and I traveled to Rennes, France in my sophomore year. I attended the L’Universite de Haute-Bretagne to continue my French classes. I believe that experience shaped […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week: We Found a Place at Your Family Table

    Catholic Sisters Week: We Found a Place at Your Family Table

    March 9, 2023

    Thank you Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids for being models of joyful service, Christian kindness, and human love. Because of you and your commitment to inclusiveness, truth, justice, and peace, we the Dominican Associates have found a place at your family table. We continue to stand by you and share in your mission to praise, […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    March 8, 2023

      “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ~ Matthew 6:21 In 2000, I enrolled my son Andy in school at Lake Michigan Academy on the campus of Aquinas College. I could not have imagined where this move would take us in life. Living in Greenville and driving him to Grand […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week: Celebrating Sister Ann Walters OP

    Catholic Sisters Week: Celebrating Sister Ann Walters OP

    March 7, 2023

    Sister Ann Walters is a Grand Rapids Dominican Sister who, along with Sonja Visser, was my mentor through the Associate development process. She is also my spiritual advisor. One tends to think that Sisters are holier than most people in the world…and they are. But Sister Ann is the kind of Catholic Sister who reminds […]

  • Celebrating Our 2022 Jubilarians

    Celebrating Our 2022 Jubilarians

    August 12, 2022

    We Celebrate Our Jubilarians! We gathered Saturday evening Aug. 6 to share in the celebration of Jubilee; to give thanks for the lives of those who have served among us for 50, 60, 70, and 75 years. We also celebrated the life of an Associate who has served among us for 25 years. Let us […]

  • Mindy Hills Named Director of Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    Mindy Hills Named Director of Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    August 2, 2022

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids is pleased to announce the hiring of our new director of Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College. Mindy Hills is passionate about the ministry of Dominican Center and looks forward to helping it grow and developing new programming while maintaining the quality programs offered in person and virtually. She […]