Jesus

  • Have You Ever Been “Transfigured” into Something New?

    Have You Ever Been “Transfigured” into Something New?

    August 10, 2022

    Most Christian denominations celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration every August. It’s one of those holy days that seems significant, but I never understood what all the fuss was about. My spiritual teacher told me we can view this event and all of scripture through what the Jewish tradition calls “midrash.” This form of reading […]

  • 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 […]

  • Associates Gathered for Final Prayer in Dominican Chapel at Marywood

    Associates Gathered for Final Prayer in Dominican Chapel at Marywood

    February 16, 2022

    Greeters Associate Terri Sierzant and Megan McElroy OP unlocked the front door and opened the Chapel doors. And the people came. Forty people arrived Saturday morning, February 12 for Morning Prayer led by Associate Life Director Lisa Mitchell and Associate Bob Sadowski. Our community of Associates, Leadership, and many former Sister mentors gathered in community […]

  • Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    December 22, 2021

    Our God emigrates from heaven to earth finding a home in the womb of a woman. This woman and her husband journey to Bethlehem, and lo, the child is born. This child seeks a safe place today; May the light of your heart guide him home. Blessed Christmas to you and yours, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids […]

  • Solemnity of the Holy Trinity — The Great Commission: A Reflection by Megan McElroy OP

    Solemnity of the Holy Trinity — The Great Commission: A Reflection by Megan McElroy OP

    June 1, 2021

    I have a necklace that on one side has an angel etched on it and on the other engraved are the words “Always With You.” It was given to me by a dear friend who has been like a second mother to me. Despite our age difference, we are what John O’Donaghue, the poet and […]

  • Grieving Time: Breath and Radical Transformation

    Grieving Time: Breath and Radical Transformation

    June 5, 2020

    Around the United States, June 1, 2020 was planned as a shared day of grieving and remembering those who have died from COVID-19. And yet another grief was continuing to unfold — the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Leadership Team was focused on putting into […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • OP Lenten Journey: Palm Sunday

    OP Lenten Journey: Palm Sunday

    April 10, 2019

    Reflection: Damian understood that most of us find it easier to believe in punishment than in mercy. We just cannot grasp the depths of God’s love and compassion for us. So we live our lives in fear. Yes, we have needed Lent—40 days to marvel at God’s mercy and love for us revealed in Jesus […]

  • OP Lenten Journey: 2nd Week of Lent

    OP Lenten Journey: 2nd Week of Lent

    March 15, 2019

    St. Catherine of Siena preached this message far and wide, including to the powers of government and Church once she ventured from her devout prayer practice bringing her True self to the world in need. Reflection: Jesus calls me to be His presence in our world. This is a time to contemplate the unique gifts […]