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  • Sister Rose Seraphine Sagorski OP Celebrating Birthday 103

    Sister Rose Seraphine Sagorski OP Celebrating Birthday 103

    April 22, 2020

    Sr. Rose Sagorski wrote the message above on the event of her 84th Jubilee in 2018– then 84 years a Sister. Today, April 22, 2020, she is 86 years a Sister and celebrating her 103 birthday! See more about Sr. Rose Seraphine by clicking on the link below. Sister Rose Seraphine Sagorski, OP

  • A Reflection for the week of March 23… Welcome All That Arrives

    A Reflection for the week of March 23… Welcome All That Arrives

    March 24, 2020

    A reflection for the week of March 23… May you find comfort in slowing your mind and a spiritual deepening in focusing on your soul center. The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids invite you to a pattern of contemplation through these weekly reflections. We pray for and with you. May God bless you and keep you in […]

  • 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 […]

  • ADVENTure 2019: Giving Thanks & Praise for the Blessings of Friends

    ADVENTure 2019: Giving Thanks & Praise for the Blessings of Friends

    December 11, 2019

    May you wait in wonder, giving thanks and praise… Friends and Sisters filled the halls of Dominican Center last night, to celebrate ADVENTure 2019. Our annual festive fundraiser captured the spirit of the season, with twinkling piano music, bubbly refreshments, stellar cuisine, and joyful laughter and conversation. “Whatever you did for my brothers and sisters, […]

  • Learn About the Tradition and Significance of O Antiphons, A Program at Dominican Center

    Learn About the Tradition and Significance of O Antiphons, A Program at Dominican Center

    December 2, 2019

    If you have ever wondered about the beautiful tradition of O Antiphons, Sister Mary Catherine Fodrocy, OP  has prepared a program especially for you. “O Antiphons: The Tradition and Significance” of the 7 Nights of Prayer is at Dominican Center Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:00-11:30am. The O Antiphons are short, Scripture-based Advent prayers from the Middle […]

  • Advent and Christmas 2019 at Marywood

    Advent and Christmas 2019 at Marywood

    November 18, 2019

    The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids invite you to pray with us this Advent and Christmas season on Marywood Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dates, times, and locations of worship services appear below or download the 2019 Advent & Christmas Brochure. Advent Weekend Liturgies Saturdays 4:00 pm – Eucharist: Chapel of the Word Sundays 9:30 […]

  • Practice Loving Kindness for Yourself and Wherever You Go

    Practice Loving Kindness for Yourself and Wherever You Go

    October 2, 2019

    We human beings can be so hard on ourselves. And if we are hard on ourselves, what are we doing to the people around us? Dominican Center’s contemplative learning programs are designed to help focus head and heart, and lift the spirit. Programs and events promote spiritual growth, relationship building, healing, and prayerful reflection. Then […]

  • 2019 Marywood Academy Annual Reunion Luncheon, Class of 1969 Celebrates  50th

    2019 Marywood Academy Annual Reunion Luncheon, Class of 1969 Celebrates 50th

    September 24, 2019

    Marywood Academy Alumns Reunite at Annual Reunion In September, Marywood Academy alums gathered at Dominican Center for the annual reunion luncheon. Students who’d graduated between 1944 and 1975, and later gone on to be doctors, accountants, mothers, and teachers themselves, all enjoyed sharing fond memories of their school days. Dominican educators planted seeds of faith […]

  • 2019-2020 Saint Series

    2019-2020 Saint Series

    September 1, 2019

    Presented by Dominican Associates of Grand Rapids Join us as we explore the lives and times of Saints. Learn what was happening in the world, their village, or home during the lifetime of each Saint and understand how these times influenced their faith and actions. The Saint Series is a project of the Associates of […]