Dominican Order

  • Notes from the Order of Preachers in Ukraine

    Notes from the Order of Preachers in Ukraine

    March 9, 2022

    Kyiv, March 8, 2022, 4:45pm Dear sisters and dear brothers, Let me start with Fastiv today. The House of Saint Martin de Porres run by the Dominicans and lay volunteers has been a place of escape and rest for people affected by the hostilities, ever since the beginning of the war. One of the ladies […]

  • Dominican Month for Peace 2021 — We Pray for Venezuela

    Dominican Month for Peace 2021 — We Pray for Venezuela

    November 23, 2021

                A Video Introduction to Venezuela     Join us in Prayer Sunday, November 28 begins the fifth annual Dominican Month for Peace. After joining forces to help our Dominican family in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Ukraine, we now turn our attention to Venezuela – the country […]

  • Even Now, Ash Wednesday Homily by Sister Megan McElroy, OP

    Even Now, Ash Wednesday Homily by Sister Megan McElroy, OP

    February 17, 2021

    We offer this warm, compassionate invitation to listen on this first day of the Lenten Season. God says to us, as God said to the people of Israel, “Even now, return to me with all your heart.” But, what about this summons, this invitation, causes the human heart to refuse, to hesitate to respond? Listen […]

  • 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, […]

  • Lenten Journey: Ash Wednesday

    Lenten Journey: Ash Wednesday

    March 1, 2019

    As we begin our Lenten journey to discover Christ within us, let us learn to forget ourselves as we listen for the small, soft whisper of God. “If you are going to live your life with Christ, one of the great challenges is to forget yourself. We live in a very introverted society, which is […]

  • Four Honored at Dominican Family Conference

    Four Honored at Dominican Family Conference

    October 14, 2017

    Our people whose lives have been characterized by a profound commitment to service were honored October 22 at the Southern Dominican Family Conference, held in honor of the 800th Anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers, or Dominican Order. “The Martin de Porres Award is awarded to persons whose lives exemplify the spirit […]

  • A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Susan Ridley, OP

    A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Susan Ridley, OP

    September 29, 2017

    “Here I am Lord, send me.” – Isaiah 6:8 I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 14, 1938. My father, Howell Ridley, a southerner, married my mother, Gladys Boylon, a northerner. My parents, older sister, younger brother, and I grew up in Grand Rapids. From the age of five, Grand Rapids Dominicans have […]