Dominican Center

  • 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 […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas OP

    Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas OP

    May 28, 2021

    Dominican Center’s Ministry of Spiritual Direction has been a beacon of hope for many in the chaos and confusion of Covid time. Direction is not about giving answers but about helping people see God at work in their lives. I have been doing direction for over 30 years and serving at Dominican Center for 15 […]

  • Sister Inspiration: A Reflection with Sister Anne Breitag

    Sister Inspiration: A Reflection with Sister Anne Breitag

    May 20, 2021

    Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet, sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Join us virtually each Tuesday, noon-12:30pm, for Centering Prayer through Dominican Center. Centering Prayer […]

  • Pax Christi West Michigan Supports Spirit of Nonviolence

    Pax Christi West Michigan Supports Spirit of Nonviolence

    January 18, 2021

    A Reflection from Pax Christi West Michigan As I prepared for my Sabbath time, it came to my mind that one year ago, Jan. 19, 2020, our first Pax Christi West Michigan (PCWM) meeting of the year, to be held at Dominican Center, was cancelled because of a snow storm. Our speaker that day was […]

  • Interview with Sandra Delgado OP: Sale of Motherhouse Building at Marywood

    Interview with Sandra Delgado OP: Sale of Motherhouse Building at Marywood

    July 29, 2020

    The Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids announced the transition of ownership of the Motherhouse to developers to renovate into affordable housing for seniors. Sister Sandra Delgado, Prioress, sat down with WGVU Radio Host Shelly Irwin for a conversation about Marywood, the Motherhouse, Sisters, ministries, and more. Listen https://www.wgvunews.org/post/dominican-sisters-grand-rapids

  • Marywood Campus News: Ownership of Motherhouse to Change

    Marywood Campus News: Ownership of Motherhouse to Change

    July 20, 2020

    Contact: Mary McLoughlin (616) 698-0748, mobile: (616) 340-3784, Mary.T.McLoughlin2015@gmail.com DOMINICAN SISTERS ~ GRAND RAPIDS WILL TRANSITION OWNERSHIP OF ITS “MOTHERHOUSE” TO DEVELOPERS TO RENOVATE INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SENIORS The Iconic Motherhouse – the Stately Center Structure of Marywood Campus – Currently Houses Dominican Chapel/Marywood, Dominican Center, and Housing for Sisters GRAND RAPIDS, MI July […]

  • 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 Lament Untimely COVID-19 Deaths and Injustice

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Lament Untimely COVID-19 Deaths and Injustice

    June 1, 2020

    Be present as you are able. Be prayerful wherever you might be. On Monday, June 1, Dominican Sisters and employees gathered at a safe distance to mourn and lament lives lost. We tolled the bell in our Pear Garden, mourning those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. We lament the death of George Floyd […]