Lent

  • A Prayer and Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

    A Prayer and Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

    March 20, 2020

    The readings this week play on the themes of light and darkness, blindness and sight. In the second reading from St. Paul to the Ephesians, we are told to expose the hidden, “fruitless works of darkness” and instead “live as children of light.” In the gospel, Jesus heals a blind man, and in giving the […]

  • A Prayer and Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent

    A Prayer and Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent

    March 13, 2020

    In this third week of Lent, the readings offer us the imagery of thirst and of water, inviting us to reflect on our deepest needs and desires, both spiritual and physical. In the gospel story, Jesus interacts with a Samaritan woman at a well, initially asking for a drink of water. Jesus names the woman’s […]

  • A Prayer and Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent

    A Prayer and Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent

    March 6, 2020

    Pray Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings. To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name. Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day through whom You […]

  • Lent & Easter 2020 at Marywood

    Lent & Easter 2020 at Marywood

    February 19, 2020

    The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids invite you to pray with us this Lent & Easter season on Marywood Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dates, times, and locations of worship services appear below or download the 2020 Lent & Easter Brochure. Lenten Liturgies Ash Wednesday Wednesday, February 26 – DCM Chapel 9:30 am   Morning Prayer 9:45 am   […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas, OP

    February 14, 2020

    About the Holy Preaching We cannot say that the phrase originated with Diane Zerfas, OP. That attribution goes to Saint Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Order of Dominic, the Order of Preachers in 1215. But by all rights, Sister Diane’s ministry is the living embodiment of this intention. “From the beginning of the Order, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Worship with us… Lent & Easter 2019 at Marywood

    Worship with us… Lent & Easter 2019 at Marywood

    April 8, 2019

    The Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters invite you to pray with us this Lent and Easter Season at Marywood. Here is our full worship schedule. Find a map and directions.

  • OP Lenten Journey: 5th Week of Lent

    OP Lenten Journey: 5th Week of Lent

    April 2, 2019

    Reflect: Am I willing to be open to the spirit working through the people and situations in my life? To what depth am I willing to go to root out injustice and show grace and mercy to the impoverished around me?

  • OP Lenten Journey: 4th Week of Lent

    OP Lenten Journey: 4th Week of Lent

    March 29, 2019

    “Do you believe the myth that perfection can be a goal? The Truth is perfection doesn’t exist; wholeness exists. So, let us strive for wholeness, holiness. This Lent, contemplate that time and intention are necessary to discovering the holy within you and living your Truth.” — Eva Silva, OP Reflect: I have faith that the […]