Donna Jean Thelen

  • Sr. Donna Jean Thelen Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    Sr. Donna Jean Thelen Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    October 13, 2023

    Seventy years seems like a long time to be committed to a ministry of service to others, but that is what I have been privileged as a Grand Rapids Dominican to do. My mother was a teacher and used to tell interesting stories of her years as a teacher; and my own experience of having […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2023 Jubilarians

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2023 Jubilarians

    April 13, 2023

    A Jubilee is an anniversary when we honor Sisters and Associates and reflect on their unique contributions to our lives. We tell stories, share what we’ve learned from and with one another, and reflect on our joys and sorrows. We celebrate! We honor each Dominican Sister and Associate and the ways that they have shared […]

  • Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    Catholic Sisters Week: Thank You Sisters!

    March 8, 2023

      “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ~ Matthew 6:21 In 2000, I enrolled my son Andy in school at Lake Michigan Academy on the campus of Aquinas College. I could not have imagined where this move would take us in life. Living in Greenville and driving him to Grand […]

  • Marywood Campus Spring & Summer 2019 Preached Retreats

    Marywood Campus Spring & Summer 2019 Preached Retreats

    February 15, 2019

    Dominican Center for Spirituality Coordinator Diane Zerfas, OP, has announced preached retreats  for vowed religious and associates coming up this spring and summer.   Preaching through Beauty with Diane Zerfas OP and Friends Sunday, begins May 19 at 6:00 pm – May 24 at noon at Aquinata Hall God speaks a message of love through […]

  • Dominican Sisters Celebrate Grandville Avenue Heritage

    Dominican Sisters Celebrate Grandville Avenue Heritage

    December 7, 2017

    Power of the people: Celebrating the heart and soul of Grandville Avenue MICHELLE JOKISCH POLO, EDITOR OF ON THE GROUND GR | RAPID GROWTH | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2017 Para leer este articulo en español dale click aqui. Sisters Donna Jean Thelen and Sister Dorena Gonzalez sit next to Veronica Quintino-Aranda, and the Maldonado family […]