Dominican Center at Marywood

  • Mission & Ministry Summer 2021: The Treasure of Time

    Mission & Ministry Summer 2021: The Treasure of Time

    August 30, 2021

    Heroes Work Here “Among the frontline workers whom we consider heroes are all of our employees. In the Summer 2021 issue of Mission & Ministry, we are saying thank you to each and every staff member. We are blessed by those who care for us as much as they care for their families. It is […]

  • Marywood Land Acknowledgement — Ancestral Home of Odawa, Ojibwe, Bodewadmi Peoples

    Marywood Land Acknowledgement — Ancestral Home of Odawa, Ojibwe, Bodewadmi Peoples

    June 5, 2021

    A Land Acknowledgement serves to name the Native peoples who through political structures, war, or other exploitation suffered hardship and were made to be invisible. It helps us to respect the ongoing presence of tribal peoples in our communities and the debt of gratitude we owe them. Land Acknowledgement – Marywood Campus We, Dominican Sisters~Grand […]

  • Election Night ~ Peace Prayer Vigil (Online) Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Election Night ~ Peace Prayer Vigil (Online) Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    October 27, 2020

    On this historical 2020 Election Day, join the village at Dominican Center in a virtual gathering and community of faith for an election night peace prayer vigil. The vigil begins at 6:30pm. Come and stay as you can. During our time together, we will call on the wisdom from a Cloud of Witnesses who continue […]

  • Saturday Story: Hearts Open for YOU

    Saturday Story: Hearts Open for YOU

    July 10, 2020

    Each day, the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids share a Blessing with you. Our prayer is that it inspires you to open your heart to God’s presence in your life. On Saturdays, our stories uplift, inform, and encourage contemplation and prayer. We are in awe of the hundreds of friends who walk with us in these ways. […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Rings Bells for DACA Supreme Court Decision

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Rings Bells for DACA Supreme Court Decision

    June 22, 2020

    Hear the Bells Read the Story Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Joins LCWR in Commending DACA Decision To proclaim liberty, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids gathered at noon on Mon, June 22 (along with other churches and congregations) for the ringing of the bells. “We pray that our immigrant neighbors will be safe and […]

  • Homily for Pentecost:  “A Promise Kept”

    Homily for Pentecost: “A Promise Kept”

    May 31, 2020

    Without remembering all the details of the story that took place many years ago, I do recall an occasion when I promised someone that I would soon be back to visit and I didn’t return for a long time. The person was very hurt, and after apologizing, as I took on the responsibility for her […]

  • Feast Day of St Catherine of Siena – April 29, 2020

    Feast Day of St Catherine of Siena – April 29, 2020

    April 29, 2020

    For seventeen years I lived in St. Catherine’s Monastery in Langeac, France. A beautiful statue of St. Catherine of Siena was perched above my place in the choir on my righthand side. When I raised my hands at the Our Father, I would imagine that St. Catherine would take my hand and, through the wonderful […]

  • A Prayer and Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent Reflection

    A Prayer and Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent Reflection

    February 28, 2020

    In this first week of Lent, let us pray for a “loving awareness that we are not disconnected from the rest of creatures, but joined in a splendid universal communion” (Laudato Si’). Then, let us ask for mercy for the ways in which we contribute to broken relationships with God, our brothers and sisters, and […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas, OP

    February 14, 2020

    About the Holy Preaching We cannot say that the phrase originated with Diane Zerfas, OP. That attribution goes to Saint Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Order of Dominic, the Order of Preachers in 1215. But by all rights, Sister Diane’s ministry is the living embodiment of this intention. “From the beginning of the Order, […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Quiet Activist Angelina Abeyta, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Quiet Activist Angelina Abeyta, OP

    January 31, 2020

    In the early 1980s, Sister Angelina Abeyta’s attention was on the turmoil in Central America. Grand Rapids Dominican Sister Angelina recalled: “A Sister of Charity Missionary shared first-hand experiences of the turmoil in the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. She showed us graphic photos of mutilated bodies, the activity of death squads. It […]