Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

  • We Celebrate Peace… and Commit to the Work Yet to Come

    We Celebrate Peace… and Commit to the Work Yet to Come

    January 22, 2021

    How inspired and inspiring were the messages of unity coming from the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. this week! Did you know that the 59th Inaugural National Prayer Service on Thursday featured two vowed women religious? Sr. Carol Keehan helped get the Affordable Care Act passed under the Obama Administration; and […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Celebrate Jan. 22 2021 Nuclear Ban

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Celebrate Jan. 22 2021 Nuclear Ban

    January 19, 2021

    “We are one step closer to the elimination of nuclear weapons as the TPNW is entered into force on January 22, 2021. We always knew nuclear weapons were immoral and now they are illegal under international law,” says Carol Gilbert OP, who worked tirelessly with Ardeth Platte OP, to raise awareness about the devastating human […]

  • Banning Nuclear Weapons, A Historic Moment in Our Lives

    Banning Nuclear Weapons, A Historic Moment in Our Lives

    January 19, 2021

    Friday, January 22, 2021, the International Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) enters into force and becomes International Law. This day will be “the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons” according to ICAN, The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. ICAN is a coalition of over 600 partner non-governmental organizations in 100 […]

  • January 22 Day of Prayer for the  Legal Protection of Unborn Children

    January 22 Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

    January 18, 2021

    The over 60 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, […]

  • Pax Christi West Michigan Supports Spirit of Nonviolence

    Pax Christi West Michigan Supports Spirit of Nonviolence

    January 18, 2021

    A Reflection from Pax Christi West Michigan As I prepared for my Sabbath time, it came to my mind that one year ago, Jan. 19, 2020, our first Pax Christi West Michigan (PCWM) meeting of the year, to be held at Dominican Center, was cancelled because of a snow storm. Our speaker that day was […]

  • January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    January 11, 2021

    Justice Acts January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Here are a couple of facts that remind us of the enormity of this human rights situation in our world. In January, and throughout the year, the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT) works to eliminate the plight of trafficked victims. CCOAHT […]

  • STATEMENT in Response to Violence at Our Nation’s Capitol

    STATEMENT in Response to Violence at Our Nation’s Capitol

    January 6, 2021

    We Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids are grieved at the events unfolding in our nation’s capitol. As we watch and listen to what is happening in Washington, DC, we hold our nation, citizens, and elected leaders in prayer. We condemn the violent actions that seek to destroy the confirmation of our democratically elected President-elect and […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Marie Joy Yuhasz, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Marie Joy Yuhasz, OP

    December 4, 2020

    Sister Marie Joy Yuhasz, OP entered eternal life on December 2, 2020 at the age of 82 after 62 years of religious life. We commend Sister Marie Joy to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Sunday, December 6 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Monday, December 7 at 10:00 am Dominican […]

  • A Prayer for Advent 2020: Christ-Light

    A Prayer for Advent 2020: Christ-Light

    November 25, 2020

    The candles of Advent remind us of Christ-Light, Light of Life. The ritual of lighting the candles, contemplating the movement from darkness to light, the meaning of Christmas and birth of our Savior. Each person is the living legacy of Jesus, who commissions us to be Christ-Light in our world. Join the Dominican Sisters ~ […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Advent is my favorite season

    Sister Inspiration: Advent is my favorite season

    November 20, 2020

    Advent is my favorite season – it is a time of prayerful waiting and expectation. Advent helps me take the time to sit and reflect. This gives me a sense of hope, even when times are filled with conflicts. Michigan winters with snow gracing the landscape is breathtaking, crisp and refreshing! My favorite Advent scripture […]