Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

  • Funeral Services for Sister Rose Seraphine Sagorski, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Rose Seraphine Sagorski, OP

    November 19, 2020

    Sister Rose Seraphine Sagorski, OP entered eternal life on November 17, 2020 at the age of 103 after 85 years of religious life. We commend Sister Rose Seraphine to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Friday, November 20 at 10:00 am Dominican […]

  • Called to Love: Mirroring God’s Love

    Called to Love: Mirroring God’s Love

    November 13, 2020

    We are loved by a Compassionate God. If we are open to God’s love, we ARE able to show God’s love to all others in our universal human community. Our memory and empathy challenge us to act. Matthew 22:34-40 calls us to LOVE – to ponder the intertwining relationship between “love of God” and “love […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Rosemary Homrich, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Rosemary Homrich, OP

    November 2, 2020

    Sister Rosemary Homrich, OP entered eternal life on October 29, 2020 at the age of 93 after 71 years of religious life. We commend Sister Rosemary to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Thursday, November 3 at 10:00 am Dominican Chapel at […]

  • Election Night ~ Peace Prayer Vigil (Online) Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Election Night ~ Peace Prayer Vigil (Online) Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    October 27, 2020

    On this historical 2020 Election Day, join the village at Dominican Center in a virtual gathering and community of faith for an election night peace prayer vigil. The vigil begins at 6:30pm. Come and stay as you can. During our time together, we will call on the wisdom from a Cloud of Witnesses who continue […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Marie Benedict O’Toole, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Marie Benedict O’Toole, OP

    October 26, 2020

    Sister Marie Benedict O’Toole, OP entered eternal life on October 25, 2020 at the age of 95 after 73 years of religious life. We commend Sister Marie Benedict to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Thursday, October 29 at 10:00 am Dominican […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Lydia Korson, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Lydia Korson, OP

    October 14, 2020

    Sister Lydia Korson, OP entered eternal life on October 12, 2020 at the age of 91 after 71 years of religious life. We commend Sister Lydia to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Thursday, October 15 at 10:00 am Dominican Chapel at […]

  • Oct 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty

    Oct 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty

    October 9, 2020

    Our Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids stance (2001) “commits us to make public proclamations for life when and where they are needed and to preach the justice of our commitment. We will be called upon to work in coalition with other groups, and to speak out at times of executions, to promote study and prayer […]

  • News — Remembering Ardeth Platte, OP

    News — Remembering Ardeth Platte, OP

    October 7, 2020

    Remembering Sister Ardeth Platte, a prophet of peace in a culture of aggression William Critchley-Menor, S.J. October 07, 2020 https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/10/07/remembering-sister-ardeth-platte-prophet-peace-culture-aggression   Some devout Catholic girls grow up to be handmaids, others proud ex-cons by Diane Carmen The Colorado Sun, October 18, 2020  https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/18/nuclear-weapons-catholic-politics-opinion/ When Ardeth Platte was released in 2005 after more than two years […]

  • Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    September 30, 2020

    For Immediate Release GRAND RAPIDS, MI – September 30, 2020 – Ardeth Platte, OP: justice preacher, peace seeker, teacher, compassionate neighbor and friend stood with people on the margins—God’s people—and helped to lift up their cries again and again, each and every day. As the sun rose this morning, we discovered that God called home […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Is this all there is?

    Sister Inspiration: Is this all there is?

    September 18, 2020

    At the age of 96, Sr. Verona Wangler shares this thought. At 19, she says she was “drafted” into vowed religious life by Dominican Sister Cecile Byrne. Sr. Cecile had observed the young girl since she had transferred to St. Joseph School, West Branch, for seventh grade, having begged her parents to go to Catholic […]