Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

  • United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

    United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

    March 30, 2017

    Grand Rapids Dominican Sister Margaret Hillary attended the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 13 to 24, 2017. Here is an excerpt from one of Sister Margaret’s reports. “It was an extraordinary two weeks,” said Margaret Hillary, OP. […]

  • Being Present as A Spiritual Companion: Sr. Ann Hehl

    Being Present as A Spiritual Companion: Sr. Ann Hehl

    March 24, 2017

    For more than 52 years, she cared for patients as a Registered Nurse. Today, Dominican Sister Ann Hehl’s presence comforts and uplifts in her ministry as a Spiritual Care Companion and as a member of our Pastoral Care Team. She provides pastoral care to patients at Marywood Health Center and companions women and men who […]

  • Emmaus House 2016 Christmas Project: Blessings to Saginaw

    Emmaus House 2016 Christmas Project: Blessings to Saginaw

    December 21, 2016

    Emmaus House Christmas Project: Blessings to Saginaw Emmaus House provides transitional living and life skills to women coming from jail, prison, or rehab. Its purpose is to provide women with a safe, family-like, Christian atmosphere while they are rebuilding their lives, says the Emmaus House website. The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids have been supporters […]

  • Discovering Dominican Charism; Discovering Myself

    Discovering Dominican Charism; Discovering Myself

    October 2, 2016

    As an incoming freshman, I was aware that Aquinas College was a Catholic college in the Dominican tradition; however, I had no interest in its religious identity. I believed the stereotypes and assumptions about Catholicism. I allowed the negative connotations to influence my personal association with religion and tried to keep my distance. As an […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2016 Jubilarians

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2016 Jubilarians

    May 1, 2016

    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! We honor each Dominican Sister and the ways that she has shared her God-given gifts […]

  • History of Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids Published by Eerdmans

    History of Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids Published by Eerdmans

    March 1, 2016

    Many books have been written by those who think they know what happened to the Sisters during the years immediately after Vatican Council II, but the forthcoming volume, Tapestry in Time, tells the story from the viewpoint of those who actually lived it day by day and year by year through all its joys and […]

  • Preaching with Presence

    Preaching with Presence

    November 2, 2015

    The idea of companionship is commonplace for the Sisters vowed in the Order of Preachers. They preach each day with their very presence. The Order of Preachers was founded 800 years ago by Saint Dominic. Preaching is the act of sharing the Word of God. As members of the Order of Preachers, we are always […]

  • The Power of Community Prayer

    The Power of Community Prayer

    October 2, 2015

    Sunday Assembly Unites the Sisters with the Greater Community Over the buzz of conversation and laughter the sound of soulful chimes quietly calls everyone to settle. Those gathered are here for our Sunday Liturgy. All agree that the community connections set the stage for the experience of communal worship. The chimes are enough – simple […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2015 Jubilarians

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2015 Jubilarians

    April 15, 2015

    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! We honor each Dominican Sister and the ways that she has shared her God-given gifts […]

  • Sr. Robert Ann Retired from Catholic Central Fall 2014

    Sr. Robert Ann Retired from Catholic Central Fall 2014

    October 21, 2014

    The Dominican Influence — Honoring the Legacy: Sister Robert Ann Erno Since 1906, the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters have helped form the lives and instill Catholic character and values in tens of thousands of Catholic Central students. Everybody whose lives have been touched by the Sisters’ 100+ year history of reaching here understand how they […]