Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

  • Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    April 15, 2022

    The gift of the resurrection of Jesus is that we are to live now as if we already have new life. Rejoice and sing Alleluia! Practice resurrection! Easter Blessings to you and your loved ones, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids * * * El regalo de la resurrección de Jesús es que debemos vivir ahora como si […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Antonita Vigil OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Antonita Vigil OP

    April 11, 2022

    Sister Antonita Vigil OP entered eternal life on April 7, 2022 at the age of 99 years after 83 years of religious life. We commend Sister Antonita to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Friday, April 8 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass: Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 am Chapel of […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Mary Ellen McDonald OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Mary Ellen McDonald OP

    March 8, 2022

    Sister Mary Ellen McDonald OP entered eternal life on March 5, 2022 at the age of 81 years after 60 years of religious life. We commend Sister Mary Ellen to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass: Thursday, March 10 at 10:00 am Chapel […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week 2022: We Preach With Our Lives

    Catholic Sisters Week 2022: We Preach With Our Lives

    March 7, 2022

    Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, defend life, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope … But for one week, the spotlight shines on women religious. Catholic Sisters Week (CSW) is an annual celebration that takes […]

  • Sisters Pledge to Pursue Laudato Si’ Action Platform

    Sisters Pledge to Pursue Laudato Si’ Action Platform

    March 6, 2022

    We have been invited by Pope Francis to join with myriad institutions and individuals of the Church to journey toward integral Ecology. We undertake with courage, conviction, and compassion the responsibility to Care for Earth, our Common Home, and to stand with people who have been impacted by climate change, poverty, violence, and exploitation. We […]

  • Prayer for Peace in Ukraine, The World

    Prayer for Peace in Ukraine, The World

    February 25, 2022

    God of all People, We pray for peace today and every day, especially for the people of Ukraine. Send your Spirit of wisdom upon our world leaders. May the decisions they make be in the interest of all Earth’s citizens. Send your Spirit of compassion upon those who bear arms. May they turn instead to […]

  • Associates Gathered for Final Prayer in Dominican Chapel at Marywood

    Associates Gathered for Final Prayer in Dominican Chapel at Marywood

    February 16, 2022

    Greeters Associate Terri Sierzant and Megan McElroy OP unlocked the front door and opened the Chapel doors. And the people came. Forty people arrived Saturday morning, February 12 for Morning Prayer led by Associate Life Director Lisa Mitchell and Associate Bob Sadowski. Our community of Associates, Leadership, and many former Sister mentors gathered in community […]

  • Frederick Douglass’ Gift, A Reflection by Sister Mary Navarre

    Frederick Douglass’ Gift, A Reflection by Sister Mary Navarre

    February 7, 2022

    In his autobiography, Frederick Douglass wrote about how he learned to read. His ingenuity, drive and resourcefulness inspire me to this day. As a young child, Douglass (1818-1895) overheard his enslaver chastise his own wife for teaching Douglass to read. He sternly scolded her: “It is unlawful and unsafe to teach a slave to read […]

  • Introducing “Our Common Home One Human Family” Laudato Si Video Series

    Introducing “Our Common Home One Human Family” Laudato Si Video Series

    January 24, 2022

    “Our Common Home & One Human Family” video series offers thoughtful exploration of some of the basic themes, principles, and values expressed in the book Laudato Si’© (On the Care of Our Common Home). “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education […]

  • 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 […]