Dominican Associate

  • 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 […]

  • Celebrating 25 Years as a Grand Rapids Dominican Associate

    Celebrating 25 Years as a Grand Rapids Dominican Associate

    June 9, 2022

    A transformative moment for me as a Dominican Associate was the last day of class at the end of the three-year Spiritual Direction Practicum. Sister Nancy Brousseau and Judy Hahn, our instructors, had equipped us with great teaching and training. Yet, I and the other students felt ill-equipped to go out into the world and […]

  • Do You Love Me? Homily by Dominican Associate Bob Sadowski

    Do You Love Me? Homily by Dominican Associate Bob Sadowski

    February 17, 2022

    This Homily, Moving Forward in Mission, was preached by Dominican Associate Bob Sadowski in Dominican Chapel at Marywood in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Morning Prayer on Saturday, February 12, 2022. This special gathering of Associates is one of the last liturgy celebrations in this Chapel as the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids move to their new Motherhouse […]

  • Celebrating Sr. Agnes Mary Wojtkowiak’s Jubilee at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Muskegon

    Celebrating Sr. Agnes Mary Wojtkowiak’s Jubilee at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Muskegon

    July 15, 2019

    On Monday, July 15, Dominican Associates celebrated the 60th Jubilee of Sister Agnes Mary Wojtkowiak. We attended the morning Liturgy with her at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Muskegon and then shared a delicious brunch and friendship. Ten Associates who live in Muskegon, Associate Director Lisa Mitchell from Grand Rapids, and Sr. Ann Porter […]

  • Margaret of Scotland, Patron of Scotland, 1045-1093 – Saint Series

    Margaret of Scotland, Patron of Scotland, 1045-1093 – Saint Series

    October 8, 2018

    Saint Series Presentation Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — St. Margaret of Scotland, Patron of Scotland, 1045-1093 presented by: Melissa Coll-Smith, Dominican Associate The Saint Series is an exploration of what was happening in the world, village, or home during the lifetime of individual Saints. It’s an opportunity to learn more about a Saint and understand […]

  • St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa), Religious and Foundress – Saint Series

    St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa), Religious and Foundress – Saint Series

    August 31, 2018

    Saint Series Presentation Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa), Religious and Foundress, 1910-1997 presented by: John & Mary Jo Yowaish, Dominican Associate The Saint Series is an exploration of what was happening in the world, village, or home during the lifetime of individual Saints. It’s an opportunity to learn more […]

  • St. Charles Lwanga & Companions, Convert and Martyr, 1860-1886 – Saint Series

    St. Charles Lwanga & Companions, Convert and Martyr, 1860-1886 – Saint Series

    August 31, 2018

      Saint Series Presentation Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — St. Charles Lwanga & Companions, Convert and Martyr, 1860-1886 presented by: Mary Jo Asadorian, Dominican Associate The Saint Series is an exploration of what was happening in the world, village, or home during the lifetime of individual Saints. It’s an opportunity to learn more about a Saint […]

  • Dominican Associate Terri Sierzant and Her Christmas Ministry

    Dominican Associate Terri Sierzant and Her Christmas Ministry

    December 7, 2017

    When I was child growing up the two things I always had under the Christmas tree were a new pair of pajamas and life saver candy. Even when times were lean there was always a new pair of PJs. My Mom carried on this tradition until she died and now I continue the same with […]

  • Meeting the Marginalized: Dominican Associate Impact

    Meeting the Marginalized: Dominican Associate Impact

    July 26, 2017

    I’d like to share with you my 11-minute performance piece: Meeting on the Margins, around my ministry with people who are living on the margins. It can be found on the home page of my website: cynthiatrenshaw.com. It is followed by a longer video of the Q&A session if you wish to watch that also. […]