Her Story Sister Inspiration

  • Sister Inspiration: Orlanda Leyba, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Orlanda Leyba, OP

    April 27, 2018

    The teachers that we remember are the ones who instill in us a sense of wonder or insight about the world and Sister Orlanda Leyba was one of those teachers. “I used as many opportunities as possible to present Jesus as a model to imitate. In doing so, I often spoke about Jesus the REBEL, […]

  • Inspiration: Sister Earth, We All Live Here. The Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    Inspiration: Sister Earth, We All Live Here. The Prairie Habitat at Marywood

    April 20, 2018

    Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Earth, our Mother, who nourishes us and sustains us, bringing forth fruits and vegetables of many kinds and flowers of many colours. ~ Canticle of the Sun, St. Francis of Assisi   Caring for our common home is the theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. And every April, Aquinas […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Celebrating Care of Earth and Life

    Sister Inspiration: Celebrating Care of Earth and Life

    April 13, 2018

    Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids are in love with God’s creation and celebrate, steward, and protect it. Each of our Dominican Sisters, our Dominican Associates, and our employees articulate stewardship is a core value. Through action, study, reflection, and prayer, each one of us has adopted personal eco-justice intentions. We value making time to study, […]

  • Sister Inspiration: David Therese Korson, OP

    Sister Inspiration: David Therese Korson, OP

    April 6, 2018

    Sister David Therese Korson’s skilled hands and creative spirit inspire others. Like many at Marywood, she is preparing to participate in the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids annual Service Day. It’s a day we gather to support organizations that serve others. On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Sister David Therese will join Sisters, Associates, Employees, Sunday Assembly […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Jean Karen Woloszyk, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Jean Karen Woloszyk, OP

    March 29, 2018

    She visits an average of 35-56 patients every weekday at McLaren Bay Regional Hospital in Bay City, Michigan. She coordinates the chaplaincy for weekends. Sister Jean Karen Woloszyk’s goal is to make sure that every Catholic patient receives the sacraments during their stay. She also helps keep parishes informed when parishioners are receiving care at […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Elizabeth Amman, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Elizabeth Amman, OP

    March 23, 2018

    Snow. While many in the world wish it away, Sister Elizabeth Amman loves it. “One of my goals in life is to help people love snow!” she happily says. “We have winter here! It’s a time of year when everybody comes together in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, for fun in the snow and to help […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Bernice Garcia, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Bernice Garcia, OP

    March 15, 2018

    Sarah Toppen and Sister Bernice Garcia, OP are walking together on an oral history project for SisterStory. It is an ongoing initiative of National Catholic Sisters Week, a campaign to broaden awareness of Catholic sisters. The following is an introduction to this project by Aquinas College Student Sarah Toppen. From the moment I enter the Dominican Center […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Margaret Hillary, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Margaret Hillary, OP

    March 9, 2018

    Sister Margaret Hillary, of the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Michigan, lives with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana. For the past nine years, she has served as a pastoral counselor and youth minister in a community that was originally Native and is now home to generations of […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Helen Bueche, OP with Marissa Ebels

    Sister Inspiration: Helen Bueche, OP with Marissa Ebels

    March 2, 2018

    Marissa Ebels and Sister Helen Bueche, OP are walking together on an oral history project, SisterStory. It is an ongoing initiative of National Catholic Sisters Week, a campaign to broaden awareness of Catholic sisters. The following is an introduction to this project by Aquinas College Student Marissa Ebels. On January 24th, I was paired with Sister […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Margaret Mary Birchmeier, OP & Lillian Bockheim, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Margaret Mary Birchmeier, OP & Lillian Bockheim, OP

    February 23, 2018

    This precious little girl, Megan, was born in Maternidad de Maria in Chimbote, Peru this week. She is the 98,000th baby delivered in the maternity hospital the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids helped start more than 50 years ago. Her birth fell during an auspicious week as the community celebrated and blessed a new building. […]