Dominican

  • Experiential Prayer Retreat (In-Person & Online)

    Experiential Prayer Retreat (In-Person & Online)

    October 2, 2023

    Experiential Prayer Retreat with Sr. Diane Zerfas, OP and Fr. Paul Colloton, OSFSOPA — Saturday, November 4, 2023 10:00 am to 3:00 pm — Cathedral Square 360 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503   Associates, Sisters, Former Members, Friends, Do you feel your prayer life is becoming dry? How do you live a prayerful […]

  • Sr. Michael Ellen Carling: Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    Sr. Michael Ellen Carling: Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    August 25, 2023

    Three Promises to Keep I dreamt a vow last night and its name was Poverty –  frightening in its austerity until I woke to Plenitude I dreamt a vow last night and its name was Chastity – frightening in its solitude until I awoke to Love I dreamt a vow last night and its name […]

  • Sr. Anne Breitag: Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Anne Breitag: Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    August 10, 2023

    Blessed in a beautiful family. Blessed to have been educated by Grand Rapids Dominicans at SS Peter and Paul School in Saginaw. Blessed to have joined the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in 1962. Blessed with education from Aquinas, Central Michigan University, and St. Mary’s and Covenant HealthCare. Blessed to have served as a teacher […]

  • Sr. Mary Courtade: Jubilarian 2023 – 75 Years a Sister

    Sr. Mary Courtade: Jubilarian 2023 – 75 Years a Sister

    July 28, 2023

    I praise and thank God for these seventy-five years as a Grand Rapids Dominican. Most of these years I taught elementary students who were a source of energy and joy, and who challenged and enriched me in many ways. I also enjoyed other opportunities to serve in varied ways as being a Eucharistic Minister, visiting […]

  • A Thanksgiving Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Prayer

    November 24, 2021

    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhart, Dominican theologian and mystic Today, we lift our minds and hearts in Thanksgiving. For the Gift of Life: its births, deaths, and rebirths that foster our growth, its letting go and holding on that […]

  • Dominican Call to Justice–Think Globally, Act Locally, A Reflection with Lisa Mitchell

    Dominican Call to Justice–Think Globally, Act Locally, A Reflection with Lisa Mitchell

    November 7, 2018

    I am a member of the National Dominican Associate Directors (NDAD) which meets annually at one of the congregations of our Dominican Family. I just returned from Sparkill, New York, where we met from October 26-28. This is a time for the directors to share information and to talk about issues affecting Associates and Sisters. […]

  • Prayer and Reflection in the Face of Violence – Friday

    Prayer and Reflection in the Face of Violence – Friday

    November 10, 2017

    Because we are human, we suffer angst, anger, and hopelessness when lives are taken from us through violence. As Dominicans, we seek peace and truth through prayer, reflection, and action. May this reflection bring you closer to peace and truth. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change […]

  • Sister Angie Gonzales Leaves Santa Cruz, New Mexico for Michigan

    Sister Angie Gonzales Leaves Santa Cruz, New Mexico for Michigan

    June 17, 2017

    Angelina Gonzales, better known as Sister Angie, is no stranger to hard work and service. She didn’t mind it when she was 10 years old and making adobe blocks in the hot sun of Glorieta, N.M., with her brothers, and she hasn’t minded it during her last 40 years of service at Holy Cross Catholic […]