Love

  • “Return to God with all your heart” – Lent Week 4

    “Return to God with all your heart” – Lent Week 4

    March 8, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Week 4: Sundays of Lent – March 10 COME, RAISE OUR VOICES IN SONG, SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. Return to God with all your heart, the source of grace and mercy. We are […]

  • “Come seek the tender faithfulness of God.” – Lent Week 3

    “Come seek the tender faithfulness of God.” – Lent Week 3

    March 1, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Week 3: Sundays of Lent – March 3 COME, RAISE OUR VOICES IN SONG, SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. Come seek the tender faithfulness of God. Free us in mercy from the sins that […]

  • “Long have I waited for your coming home to me” – Lent Week 2

    “Long have I waited for your coming home to me” – Lent Week 2

    February 23, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Week 2: Sundays of Lent – February 25 COME, RAISE OUR VOICES IN SONG, SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new […]

  • Recall Hymns of Praise that Lift Our Hearts This Lent – Week 1

    Recall Hymns of Praise that Lift Our Hearts This Lent – Week 1

    February 14, 2024

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in reflection during Lent as we recall hymns of praise that lift our hearts. Ash Wednesday reminded us that we are loved by a merciful God. It reminded us to love our neighbors and all Creation. The entire Lenten Season is the story of the power of love […]

  • Saturday Inspiration: God of Beginning Again

    Saturday Inspiration: God of Beginning Again

    January 26, 2024

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, And I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Into Your hands, I commend my family, O God. For I must let go of trying to “fix” everything and everyone. And instead, place them in Your gentle hands and compassionate heart, where they will be carried […]

  • Creation Canticle ~ Love that Splashes

    Creation Canticle ~ Love that Splashes

    July 7, 2023

    Love that Splashes The ocean waves splash against a rock And the stiff rock remains lifeless. You have splashed me with Your Love. I don’t want to be like the lifeless rock. I want to be changed like the spreading sand That is moved with the waves. I want to be like the sand, God. […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Prayer for Advent 2020: Christ-Light

    A Prayer for Advent 2020: Christ-Light

    November 25, 2020

    The candles of Advent remind us of Christ-Light, Light of Life. The ritual of lighting the candles, contemplating the movement from darkness to light, the meaning of Christmas and birth of our Savior. Each person is the living legacy of Jesus, who commissions us to be Christ-Light in our world. Join the Dominican Sisters ~ […]

  • Called to Love: Mirroring God’s Love

    Called to Love: Mirroring God’s Love

    November 13, 2020

    We are loved by a Compassionate God. If we are open to God’s love, we ARE able to show God’s love to all others in our universal human community. Our memory and empathy challenge us to act. Matthew 22:34-40 calls us to LOVE – to ponder the intertwining relationship between “love of God” and “love […]

  • Preaching Love & Justice on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids Thursdays Aug. 15 – Sept 19, 2019

    Preaching Love & Justice on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids Thursdays Aug. 15 – Sept 19, 2019

    August 15, 2019

    Peace & Justice Neighbor to Neighbor Our Church calls us to witness and ministry. We turn to our Dominican tradition to find our way in these troubled times. That tradition calls upon us to be present with and for our neighbors during times of trial; to pray during times of loss, of grief; and to […]