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  • Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden this Earth Month

    Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden this Earth Month

    April 12, 2024

    As we celebrate the beauty and wonder of our planet in April, take a moment to reconnect with the very essence of Earth itself. Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden. This path meanders through 11 acres of woodland and Coldbrook Creek also flows through this corner of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Marywood Campus. Bronze […]

  • Advent 2023 — Week 2 — Be Messengers

    Advent 2023 — Week 2 — Be Messengers

    December 7, 2023

    ADVENT WEEK TWO       Mark 1:1-8 Be Messengers The Spirit of God dwells within us and urges us to Prepare the Way for God’s Word, Jesus Christ. Our Baptism challenges us to Cry out, to let our Voice be heard, to Call out in earnest. Send us as creative Messengers…. Telling stories that instruct, […]

  • Called to Be Present —  Advent 2023 — Keep Watch

    Called to Be Present — Advent 2023 — Keep Watch

    December 1, 2023

    ADVENT WEEK ONE       Mark 13:33 Keep Watch We have been placed in charge of our God’s household and our common home. We are each gifted sufficiently and differently. May we use this present time for vigilance, for courage, for caution, for observation, for risking in God’s Service. Every day We Watch for Refugees […]

  • 2023 Season of Creation Prayer: Let Justice and Peace Flow

    2023 Season of Creation Prayer: Let Justice and Peace Flow

    September 8, 2023

    Sustaining Creator God, Help us steward the resources for the use of all people. Bless us as we go forth from this place – to North, East, South, and West….. Preaching with our lives. Across the lands and waters of the world, Let Justice and Peace Flow Rippling through the Great Lakes region, Let Justice […]

  • Companion to Citizenship

    Companion to Citizenship

    August 11, 2022

    The path to U.S. citizenship is not easy. In these monthly sessions, we hope to provide guidance and resources to those navigating their way through the citizenship process. Information will be provided on how to prepare for the citizenship exam, fill out the N-400 form, and obtain the necessary legal documents. Free attorney assistance will […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Joan Williams OP Shares Her Hero John Lewis

    Sister Inspiration: Joan Williams OP Shares Her Hero John Lewis

    February 18, 2022

    Joan Williams OP lived and ministered to the people of San Pedro Sula, Honduras for nearly 20 years. She returned to the United States in 2017. Truth be told, Sister Joan often wears her heart on her sleeve. Imprinted on her heart is her mission: to love God and all his Creation with all her […]

  • Introducing “Our Common Home One Human Family” Laudato Si Video Series

    Introducing “Our Common Home One Human Family” Laudato Si Video Series

    January 24, 2022

    “Our Common Home & One Human Family” video series offers thoughtful exploration of some of the basic themes, principles, and values expressed in the book Laudato Si’© (On the Care of Our Common Home). “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education […]

  • 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 […]

  • January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    January 11, 2021

    Justice Acts January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Here are a couple of facts that remind us of the enormity of this human rights situation in our world. In January, and throughout the year, the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT) works to eliminate the plight of trafficked victims. CCOAHT […]

  • Oct 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty

    Oct 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty

    October 9, 2020

    Our Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids stance (2001) “commits us to make public proclamations for life when and where they are needed and to preach the justice of our commitment. We will be called upon to work in coalition with other groups, and to speak out at times of executions, to promote study and prayer […]