Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

  • What’s Outside Your Window?

    What’s Outside Your Window?

    January 18, 2023

    A few weeks ago, my grandniece asked my nephew: Hey dad, what’s in your wallet? The question likely came from hearing the ubiquitous ad on sports programming. He pulled out a lone debit/credit card from a pouch on the back of his phone and showed her. Now, my wallet is much messier than that! What […]

  • theWord: Thursday of the First Week of Advent with Megan McElroy OP

    theWord: Thursday of the First Week of Advent with Megan McElroy OP

    December 1, 2022

    Thursday of the First Week of Advent with Megan McElroy OP Reading: Isaiah 26:1-6; Matthew 7: 21, 24-27 December 1, 2022 It sounds so obvious, doesn’t it? Any civil engineer or architect will give the same advice as Jesus – build on solid ground, not on shifting sand. As sound as such advice is, and […]

  • First Sunday of Advent: Come let us climb the Lord’s Mountain

    First Sunday of Advent: Come let us climb the Lord’s Mountain

    November 30, 2022

    First Sunday of Advent – A Homily by Megan McElroy OP Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24: 37-44 November 27, 2022 “The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many peoples shall come and say, ‘Let […]

  • STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING IN COLORADO SPRINGS

    STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING IN COLORADO SPRINGS

    November 21, 2022

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING IN COLORADO SPRINGS November 21, 2022, Grand Rapids, Michigan – Our hearts are heavy and outraged yet again at another mass shooting resulting in five deaths and multiple injured – this one directed at the LBGTQ+ community in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Saturday evening. We pray for those who were […]

  • Tree Planting at Marywood with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Dominican Sisters

    Tree Planting at Marywood with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Dominican Sisters

    November 2, 2022

    Saturday, October 29 was the first of several planting session with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. With a 34-acre Campus at the corner of Fulton Street and Lakeside Drive in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids  have the potential to transform some of our spacious lawns into beautiful stands of trees. While […]

  • “When Comes the Dawn”   the word    with Megan McElroy OP

    “When Comes the Dawn” the word with Megan McElroy OP

    October 28, 2022

    HOMILY: Feast of Sts. Simon & Jude Readings: Ephesians 2:19-22 and Luke 6:12-16 October 28, 2022 The story is told about a rabbi who asked his students, “When do you know that dawn has arrived?” His students replied, “When you can see the outline of a tree?” “No.” “When you can see the difference between […]

  • Celebrating Aquinas College and Inauguration of Alicia Córdoba

    Celebrating Aquinas College and Inauguration of Alicia Córdoba

    October 12, 2022

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids joined a crowd of well-wishers in our beloved extended Aquinas community. We gathered to celebrate Alicia R. Córdoba, D.M.A., as she was inaugurated as the ninth president of Aquinas College on October 7, 2022 at the Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center. Alicia Córdoba is the first woman president of […]

  • Alumnae Celebrated with Awards and More at Aquinas College Homecoming 2022

    Alumnae Celebrated with Awards and More at Aquinas College Homecoming 2022

    September 21, 2022

    It was a night to celebrate! Sisters and friends of the Award winners gathered for the Alumni Awards presentation Thursday evening, September 14 as part of the College’s Homecoming festivities. Attendees were treated to a strolling dinner with drinks before the presentations. Aquinas College celebrated a couple of familiar alumni during Homecoming Weekend. 2022 Honorees […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Jean Reimer OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Jean Reimer OP

    September 14, 2022

    Sister Jean Reimer OP entered eternal life on September 11, 2022 at the age of 92 after 68 years of religious life. We commend Sister Jean to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Monday, September 19 at 10:00 am Chapel of the […]

  • Funeral Services for Marie Kathleen McCrackin OP

    Funeral Services for Marie Kathleen McCrackin OP

    September 12, 2022

    Sister Marie Kathleen McCrackin OP entered eternal life on September 10, 2022 at the age of 91 after 73 years of religious life. We commend Marie Kathleen to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 am Chapel of […]