Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

  • Reflective Voting Guide: Creating Communion at the Intersection of Racism, Migration & Climate Crisis

    Reflective Voting Guide: Creating Communion at the Intersection of Racism, Migration & Climate Crisis

    September 17, 2020

    On virtually every question of human life and dignity the growing culture of exclusion in our nation reinforces and propels cleavages that are highly destructive to all the goals that lie in the center of Catholic social teaching. For this reason, many faith-filled Catholics believe that in this election cycle the most compelling issue that […]

  • Sisters produce a 2020 voting guide; 11 justice-and-peace groups urge reflection

    Sisters produce a 2020 voting guide; 11 justice-and-peace groups urge reflection

    September 17, 2020

    Global Sisters Report’s Soli Salgado interviewed Brigid Clingman, OP, about the new 2020 voting guide for an article published September 10, 2020. An excerpt from that article appears below along with a link to the full article in Global Sisters Report. The Reflective Voting Guide that 11 congregational justice and peace promoters created and circulated […]

  • Saturday Story: As We Sing We Pray

    Saturday Story: As We Sing We Pray

    September 12, 2020

    The Choir that sings the words that uplift our spirits and carry our prayers and hearts to the winds in all directions has been quiet for many months now at Dominican Chapel at Marywood. How we miss the voices, the presence, of our full Choir and Assembly. The fingers of Music Director Joan Thomas, OP, […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Marie Bernarde Salazar, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Marie Bernarde Salazar, OP

    September 8, 2020

    Sister Marie Bernarde Salazar, OP entered eternal life on September 5, 2020 at the age of 93 after 74 years of religious life. We commend Sister Marie Bernarde to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Wednesday, September 9 at 9:45 am Dominican […]

  • Marywood Campus News: Ownership of Motherhouse to Change

    Marywood Campus News: Ownership of Motherhouse to Change

    July 20, 2020

    Contact: Mary McLoughlin (616) 698-0748, mobile: (616) 340-3784, Mary.T.McLoughlin2015@gmail.com DOMINICAN SISTERS ~ GRAND RAPIDS WILL TRANSITION OWNERSHIP OF ITS “MOTHERHOUSE” TO DEVELOPERS TO RENOVATE INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SENIORS The Iconic Motherhouse – the Stately Center Structure of Marywood Campus – Currently Houses Dominican Chapel/Marywood, Dominican Center, and Housing for Sisters GRAND RAPIDS, MI July […]

  • Saturday Story: Hearts Open for YOU

    Saturday Story: Hearts Open for YOU

    July 10, 2020

    Each day, the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids share a Blessing with you. Our prayer is that it inspires you to open your heart to God’s presence in your life. On Saturdays, our stories uplift, inform, and encourage contemplation and prayer. We are in awe of the hundreds of friends who walk with us in these ways. […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Resist Hunger. Resist Illness. Resist Hate. Sow Care and Community.

    Sister Inspiration: Resist Hunger. Resist Illness. Resist Hate. Sow Care and Community.

    June 26, 2020

    This urban garden is on the east side of our home, the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House in Washington DC. I asked to do the gardening three years ago when we moved here, but this is the first year that I’ve been here every day. (As you know we have been speaking about the Treaty […]

  • US Dominican Sisters and Morgan Stanley Launch Climate Solutions Funds

    US Dominican Sisters and Morgan Stanley Launch Climate Solutions Funds

    June 18, 2020

    On the fifth anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’, US congregations of Dominican Sisters announced the launching of a strategic investment initiative in collaboration with Morgan Stanley to address climate change, especially as it affects marginalized communities disproportionately impacted by global warming. The Sisters committed $46,650,000 to the initiative, seeding Climate Solutions Funds that […]

  • Prayer Lamenting Lost Lives During COVID

    Prayer Lamenting Lost Lives During COVID

    June 2, 2020

    Lament is passionate expression of grief or sorrow. How often in the months of Spring 2020, into Winter 2021 and beyond did you find yourself in a deep state of lament? Our lamentations at Marywood took form in community on June 1, 202. Dominican Sisters and essential employees working on our campus gathered at a […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Lament Untimely COVID-19 Deaths and Injustice

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Lament Untimely COVID-19 Deaths and Injustice

    June 1, 2020

    Be present as you are able. Be prayerful wherever you might be. On Monday, June 1, Dominican Sisters and employees gathered at a safe distance to mourn and lament lives lost. We tolled the bell in our Pear Garden, mourning those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. We lament the death of George Floyd […]