Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

  • 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 Marlene Edwards, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Marlene Edwards, OP

    July 12, 2021

    Sister Marlene Edwards, OP entered eternal life on July 11, 2021 at the age of 88 after 70 years of religious life. We commend Sister Marlene to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Wednesday, July 14 at 10:30 am Dominican Chapel at […]

  • 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 […]

  • Positive White Identity & Anti-Racism – An Opportunity for Learning and Reflection

    Positive White Identity & Anti-Racism – An Opportunity for Learning and Reflection

    June 26, 2021

    The Inclusion Team for the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids exists to foster growth and transformation that creates, supports, and sustains a diverse, inclusive, and racially equitable culture on the Marywood campus. Our team is committed to providing opportunities for learning and reflection. We thank guest contributor Mallory E. Miller, M. Ed., Assistant Director of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Let’s Talk about Truth: Annual Diocesan Gathering

    Let’s Talk about Truth: Annual Diocesan Gathering

    April 21, 2021

    Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids invites you to its Annual Diocesan Gathering to talk about truth with with Ann Garrido, DMin. Truth has become the topic of endless arguments, befuddling our minds and knotting our stomachs, ensnaring even our closest relationships. It doesn’t have to be that way. Garrido looks at ways that ministers can help disentangle […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Derek Chauvin Verdict

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Derek Chauvin Verdict

    April 20, 2021

    The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin is over, and he has been found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. We Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids fully support the decision of the jury to convict Mr. Chauvin, and we pray this verdict […]

  • Come to the Feast: A Reflection with Sister Ann Walters

    Come to the Feast: A Reflection with Sister Ann Walters

    April 15, 2021

    Isn’t this a lovely description by Isaiah of heaven on earth? “We” on Mount Zion are eating rich foods and drinking choice wines with God who is lavishing us with Love. This love destroys all veils that separate us and destroys all webs of our human structures that our woven to keep nations separate, and […]

  • A Lenten Reflection: Spark of Divinity

    A Lenten Reflection: Spark of Divinity

    March 12, 2021

    If we listen to Jesus in our prayer, there can be transfiguration moments when we commit ourselves to become aware of the divine goodness hidden in ourselves and others. This Lenten season may we see the spark of divinity within everyone we meet. ~ Christa Cunningham OP, Sinsinawa Dominican