Dominican Center

  • 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 […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Follow Historic Cross to New Home

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Follow Historic Cross to New Home

    February 23, 2022

    On Sunday, February 13, during Mass in Dominican Chapel/ Marywood, Sisters surrounded a wooden cross placed in front of the altar at the last Eucharist the community would celebrate in this sacred space. This cross has been with us in each of our motherhouses – in Traverse City where we were founded in 1877; to […]

  • O Wisdom   “Seek wisdom, Look around, see it everywhere”

    O Wisdom “Seek wisdom, Look around, see it everywhere”

    December 17, 2021

    Oh! Wisdom, how we need you now more than ever! You, Sophia, the breath, the power of God, the feminine face of God. Come and show your people the way to salvation. Below, the reading from Proverbs is one of several books of wisdom grouped together and occurring before the Book of Isaiah, the prophet […]

  • Urbi et Orbi: Dominican Preaching to the City and to the World

    Urbi et Orbi: Dominican Preaching to the City and to the World

    November 8, 2021

    Urbi et Orbi premiered from Manila on October 12–14, 2021—the fifth Dominican colloquium on preaching sponsored by the Dominican Preaching Network, a global community of three Dominican Schools of Preaching: Aquinas Institute of Theology (USA), the Institut für Pastoralhomiletik (Germany), and the Institute of Preaching (Philippines). The following videos are now available for viewing.  https://www.ai.edu/support/special-events/urbi-et-orbi […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Kathleen Przybylski OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Kathleen Przybylski OP

    November 5, 2021

    Sister Kathleen Przybylski OP entered eternal life on November 4, 2021 at the age of 76 after 22 years of religious life. We commend Sister Kathy to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service for Sisters and vaccinated family members: Sunday, November 7 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Monday, November 8 […]

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration 2021 Grand Rapids

    Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration 2021 Grand Rapids

    October 28, 2021

    We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Monday, November 22   7:00 – 8:00 pm Join this event online. The livestream will be available at www.InterfaithUnderstanding.org at the time of the event. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together with a common theme of gratitude from many […]

  • Environmental Racism: Zip Codes, Pollution and Vulnerability

    Environmental Racism: Zip Codes, Pollution and Vulnerability

    October 12, 2021

    “Environmental justice embraces the principle that all people and communities have a right to equal protection and equal enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.” ~ Dr. Robert Bullard I have been educating myself for the past few years about the connection between climate and racism. From Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project training and anti-racism […]

  • A Message from Sandra Delgado, Prioress

    A Message from Sandra Delgado, Prioress

    September 10, 2021

    Dear Friends, We are all beginning to feel relief from more than 18 months of isolation and distance from our families, friends, colleagues, worshipping communities, and all who have a role in our lives. Our lives came to a halt from one day to the next. While we maintained ‘social distancing’ from the world around […]

  • 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 […]

  • Positive White Identity & Anti-Racism – An Opportunity for Learning and Reflection

    Positive White Identity & Anti-Racism – An Opportunity for Learning and Reflection

    June 26, 2021

    The Inclusion Team for the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids exists to foster growth and transformation that creates, supports, and sustains a diverse, inclusive, and racially equitable culture on the Marywood campus. Our team is committed to providing opportunities for learning and reflection. We thank guest contributor Mallory E. Miller, M. Ed., Assistant Director of […]