Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

  • 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

  • Lent and Love

    Lent and Love

    March 7, 2021

    Love, following in the footsteps of Christ, in concern and compassion for all, is the highest expression of our faith and hope. Love rejoices in seeing others grow. Hence it suffers when others are anguished, lonely, sick, homeless, despised or in need. Love is a leap of the heart; it brings us out of ourselves […]

  • We Honor and Celebrate Women of Vision and Courage

    We Honor and Celebrate Women of Vision and Courage

    March 5, 2021

    During this Women’s History Month, we celebrate the women of Archives, the Sisters and friends who help preserve the stories of our lives. And, we celebrate all of the Sisters, all the women, who have inspired through their teaching, their nursing, their ministering, their service. Take time during March, Women’s History Month, to honor and […]

  • Lent Reflection: Hunger, Worry, Salt, and Light

    Lent Reflection: Hunger, Worry, Salt, and Light

    February 26, 2021

    When was the last time you worried about how you were going to get your next meal? I know many of us who have lunch here on a regular basis ask “What are we having for lunch today?” Or, in my family, when we have been on vacation together, as we finish breakfast someone asks, […]

  • Even Now, Ash Wednesday Homily by Sister Megan McElroy, OP

    Even Now, Ash Wednesday Homily by Sister Megan McElroy, OP

    February 17, 2021

    We offer this warm, compassionate invitation to listen on this first day of the Lenten Season. God says to us, as God said to the people of Israel, “Even now, return to me with all your heart.” But, what about this summons, this invitation, causes the human heart to refuse, to hesitate to respond? Listen […]

  • Food Pantry Collection for St. Alphonsus and St. Joseph the Worker March 8-12, 2021

    Food Pantry Collection for St. Alphonsus and St. Joseph the Worker March 8-12, 2021

    February 17, 2021

    Focusing on Food Insecurity and Hunger in West Michigan Catholic Sisters Week honors vowed women who care for the sick and in need; who educate and mentor children; who are concerned for the environment and all of creation; who advocate for the most vulnerable and act against injustices; who stand with those affected by poverty, […]

  • DSGR Core Values in Action!

    DSGR Core Values in Action!

    February 3, 2021

    DIGNITY | SERVICE | STEWARDSHIP | COLLABORATION | HOSPITALITY | INCLUSION | LEARNING In 2015, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids articulated these Core Values to help our employees connect and engage with our mission. This month, we lift up our commitment to INCLUSION and to LEARNING, recognizing that important contributions to our shared human history […]

  • “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 […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Endorse Interfaith Statement Against Nuclear Weapons

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Endorse Interfaith Statement Against Nuclear Weapons

    January 22, 2021

    “The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, in 2007, passed a Corporate Stance for the abolition of nuclear weapons. At the time when the United Nations was considering the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, letters were sent to Ambassador Haley, President Trump, and Representative Rand Paul urging them to endorse the treaty. On July […]