Dominican Sister Grand Rapids

  • 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 […]

  • Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    December 22, 2021

    Our God emigrates from heaven to earth finding a home in the womb of a woman. This woman and her husband journey to Bethlehem, and lo, the child is born. This child seeks a safe place today; May the light of your heart guide him home. Blessed Christmas to you and yours, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Laurena Alflen OP

    Sister Inspiration: Laurena Alflen OP

    August 13, 2021

    “It was contemplation and I gift it all to you.” ~Sr. Laurena Alflen Escape the heat of August with a visit to a cool and contemplative art gallery featuring the beautiful work of Artist Laurena Alflen OP. Sister Laurena, a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, is exhibiting her work through August 30 at Terryberry Gallery […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Evelyn Schoenborn, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Evelyn Schoenborn, OP

    July 1, 2021

    Sister Evelyn Schoenborn, OP entered eternal life on June 29, 2021 at the age of 96 after 77 years of religious life. We commend Sister Evelyn to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Thursday, July 1 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Friday, July 2 at 10:30 am Dominican Chapel at […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2021 Jubilarians

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2021 Jubilarians

    May 12, 2021

    A Jubilee is an anniversary when we honor a Sister and reflect on her unique contributions to our lives. We tell stories, share what we’ve learned from and with one another, and reflect on our joys and sorrows. We celebrate!  View Jubilarians online We honor each Dominican Sister and the ways that she has shared […]

  • Dominican Volunteers USA Honors Kathi Sleziak OP with Marcella Connelly Award

    Dominican Volunteers USA Honors Kathi Sleziak OP with Marcella Connelly Award

    April 30, 2021

    Sr. Marcella Connolly (1928-2016), a much-loved Sinsinawa Dominican, is described as a woman with a mission and a vision to spread God’s love. Each year during their annual Caritas & Veritas event, Dominican Volunteers USA (DVUSA) honors an individual who embodies her vibrant spirit with an award in her name. Saturday, April 26, dozens of […]

  • Earth Day 2021

    Earth Day 2021

    April 23, 2021

    “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up? This question not only concerns the environment in isolation; the issue cannot be approached piecemeal. When we ask ourselves what kind of world we want to leave behind, we think in the first […]

  • A Lenten Reflection: Passover of the Lord

    A Lenten Reflection: Passover of the Lord

    March 26, 2021

    “We are here to continue the Passover of the Lord to redeem our world as doing this in remembrance. Whether we march, walk, protest, write, pray, dialogue, weep, nurse, teach, comfort etc., whoever we are, whatever our gifts and limitations after coming from this table, we are mandated to give of ourselves to serve, to […]

  • “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    January 29, 2021

    The Archives Department is excited to share our Story Map entitled “Somewhere in the West: The Historical Geography of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters” focusing on our Michigan pioneer predecessors. Story Maps are produced through an online application that combines text and images, and can include maps and other elements, to tell stories in a […]