Easter

  • Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    April 15, 2022

    The gift of the resurrection of Jesus is that we are to live now as if we already have new life. Rejoice and sing Alleluia! Practice resurrection! Easter Blessings to you and your loved ones, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids * * * El regalo de la resurrección de Jesús es que debemos vivir ahora como si […]

  • Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    April 2, 2021

      Staying and praying at the tomb, Mary Magdalene’s world would soon be Broken open with a light and life the cosmos had never before imagined. He who was dead is alive! He is risen! Alleluia! Easter Blessings to you and your loved ones, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids ~ Permaneciendo y rezando en la tumba, El […]

  • Even Now, Ash Wednesday Homily by Sister Megan McElroy, OP

    Even Now, Ash Wednesday Homily by Sister Megan McElroy, OP

    February 17, 2021

    We offer this warm, compassionate invitation to listen on this first day of the Lenten Season. God says to us, as God said to the people of Israel, “Even now, return to me with all your heart.” But, what about this summons, this invitation, causes the human heart to refuse, to hesitate to respond? Listen […]

  • Saturday Story: Finding Ways to Shine Light In the Dark

    Saturday Story: Finding Ways to Shine Light In the Dark

    April 24, 2020

    For most of us, we have likely never lived in a world that is so aware of sanitizing everything as we are today. We wash our hands constantly and use sanitizer when we can’t wash. We are wiping every surface that can be touched. We are wearing face masks to help protect others in case […]

  • Saturday Story: As I have done for you…Jesus spoke

    Saturday Story: As I have done for you…Jesus spoke

    April 17, 2020

    As Dominicans, we welcome community. We seek to find God’s face in one another. Before March 14, 2020 our community welcomed all to gather in Dominican Chapel at Marywood, weekly, for Sunday Eucharist to celebrate God’s love in our daily lives. But in the times of COVID-19, even Holy Week leading us into Easter was […]

  • A Good Friday WORD with Sandra Delgado OP

    A Good Friday WORD with Sandra Delgado OP

    April 10, 2020

    In the Hispanic world and some other cultures, Jesus on the cross is very bloody. His suffering is very obvious from the blood running from the crown of thorns on his head to the blood running down his legs and his bloody feet. Jesus is clearly a suffering Jesus. In the western world the image […]

  • Political Pressure Building, Jesus Knew His Hour Had Come

    Political Pressure Building, Jesus Knew His Hour Had Come

    April 9, 2020

    It must have been a night somewhat like tonight. Friends of Jesus were gathered with him – with all kinds of feelings: expectancy, puzzlement, mystery with penetrating thoughts and questions. Political pressure was building! Jesus knew his hour had come. Jesus’ friends knew something was about to happen. The impact of what Jesus said and […]

  • A Prayer and Reflection for Palm Sunday

    A Prayer and Reflection for Palm Sunday

    April 3, 2020

    On this last Sunday of Lent, we hear two gospel passages with contrasting tones and images. The first is the joyous procession of Jesus into Jerusalem, where he is hailed by a large crowd. The second is the painful narrative of Jesus’s betrayal and crucifixion. In this final week, we are invited to sit in […]

  • Lent & Easter 2020 at Marywood

    Lent & Easter 2020 at Marywood

    February 19, 2020

    The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids invite you to pray with us this Lent & Easter season on Marywood Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dates, times, and locations of worship services appear below or download the 2020 Lent & Easter Brochure. Lenten Liturgies Ash Wednesday Wednesday, February 26 – DCM Chapel 9:30 am   Morning Prayer 9:45 am   […]

  • OP Lenten Journey: Easter Triduum

    OP Lenten Journey: Easter Triduum

    April 18, 2019

    Lent is a time of grace, renewal, and conversion. The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. The single celebration of the Triduum marks […]