Lent

  • 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 […]

  • Good Friday:  Silence and Music Draw Us Into The Passion of the Soul

    Good Friday: Silence and Music Draw Us Into The Passion of the Soul

    April 2, 2021

    Good Friday is so solemn and so private to the follower of Christ that there are no words! For me, music helps transcend the moment and contemplate the mystery of salvation and the ultimate sacrifice that Christ made for us. Listen The Passio secundum Joannem or St. John Passion was written by Johann Sebastian Bach […]

  • A Lenten Reflection: Passover of the Lord

    A Lenten Reflection: Passover of the Lord

    March 26, 2021

    “We are here to continue the Passover of the Lord to redeem our world as doing this in remembrance. Whether we march, walk, protest, write, pray, dialogue, weep, nurse, teach, comfort etc., whoever we are, whatever our gifts and limitations after coming from this table, we are mandated to give of ourselves to serve, to […]

  • A Lenten Prayer: Remain Here and Keep Watch With Me

    A Lenten Prayer: Remain Here and Keep Watch With Me

    March 19, 2021

    Lord of Gethsemane, Lord of Golgotha, As you faced the injustices and assaults of your final hours, And even despair, You asked only that your friends stay close as long as they could. Your solemn request was a cry for solidarity. My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me. […]

  • A Lenten Reflection: Spark of Divinity

    A Lenten Reflection: Spark of Divinity

    March 12, 2021

    If we listen to Jesus in our prayer, there can be transfiguration moments when we commit ourselves to become aware of the divine goodness hidden in ourselves and others. This Lenten season may we see the spark of divinity within everyone we meet. ~ Christa Cunningham OP, Sinsinawa Dominican

  • Lent and Love

    Lent and Love

    March 7, 2021

    Love, following in the footsteps of Christ, in concern and compassion for all, is the highest expression of our faith and hope. Love rejoices in seeing others grow. Hence it suffers when others are anguished, lonely, sick, homeless, despised or in need. Love is a leap of the heart; it brings us out of ourselves […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Prayer and Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

    A Prayer and Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

    March 27, 2020

    In this week’s gospel reading, we hear the powerful story of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead. In the middle of the gospel narrative, one line in particular jumps out: “And Jesus wept.” What does it mean for us that Jesus, God incarnate, wept over the death of his friend? What does it […]