Grand Rapids

  • Committing to Prayer, Study, Community, Service During Season of Creation 2022

    Committing to Prayer, Study, Community, Service During Season of Creation 2022

    September 7, 2022

    Season of Creation is a time of grace that the Church, in ecumenical dialogue, offers to humanity to renew its relationship with the Creator and with creation, through celebration, conversion and commitment together. During these five weeks, we have the opportunity to: • Reaffirm our vocation as stewards of creation. • Thank God for the […]

  • Estate Sale at Marywood in Grand Rapids

    Estate Sale at Marywood in Grand Rapids

    May 10, 2022

    WHEN: Friday, May 20 — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, May 21 — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, May 22 — 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Our Motherhouse Building has been sold. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids were blessed for more than 100 years to mission and minister from this place. Marywood […]

  • Archdiocese of Santa Fe Invites Urgent Dialogue About World Peace – Livestream Sunday Dec. 19

    Archdiocese of Santa Fe Invites Urgent Dialogue About World Peace – Livestream Sunday Dec. 19

    December 18, 2021

    News release: The Archbishop of Santa Fe New Mexico believes the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has a special role to play in facilitating an urgent dialogue about nuclear disarmament as a critical step toward world peace. Archbishop John C. Wester will unveil and offer a blessing of a sign of peace at Shrine of Our […]

  • Environmental Racism: Zip Codes, Pollution and Vulnerability

    Environmental Racism: Zip Codes, Pollution and Vulnerability

    October 12, 2021

    “Environmental justice embraces the principle that all people and communities have a right to equal protection and equal enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.” ~ Dr. Robert Bullard I have been educating myself for the past few years about the connection between climate and racism. From Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project training and anti-racism […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Laurena Alflen OP

    Sister Inspiration: Laurena Alflen OP

    August 13, 2021

    “It was contemplation and I gift it all to you.” ~Sr. Laurena Alflen Escape the heat of August with a visit to a cool and contemplative art gallery featuring the beautiful work of Artist Laurena Alflen OP. Sister Laurena, a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, is exhibiting her work through August 30 at Terryberry Gallery […]

  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Derek Chauvin Verdict

    Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Respond to Derek Chauvin Verdict

    April 20, 2021

    The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin is over, and he has been found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. We Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids fully support the decision of the jury to convict Mr. Chauvin, and we pray this verdict […]

  • “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    January 29, 2021

    The Archives Department is excited to share our Story Map entitled “Somewhere in the West: The Historical Geography of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters” focusing on our Michigan pioneer predecessors. Story Maps are produced through an online application that combines text and images, and can include maps and other elements, to tell stories in a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Jean Marie Birkman, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Jean Marie Birkman, OP

    July 8, 2019

    Sister Jean Marie Birkman, OP entered eternal life on July 4, 2019 at the age of 89 after 70 years of religious life. We commend Sister Jean Marie to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Monday, July 8 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Tuesday, July 9 at 11:00 am Dominican […]

  • Special Prayer Service: Trafficked in America

    Special Prayer Service: Trafficked in America

    January 17, 2019

    On Sunday, Jan. 27, from 3:00-4:00 pm, join us at Dominican Chapel at Marywood for a special Prayer Service:”Trafficked in America: Inside the Hidden Reality of Labor Trafficking in America.” We invite the West Michigan community to join us in prayer for those who have been harmed and for those who are in harm’s way […]