Mary Ann Barrett

  • “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 21, 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 […]

  • A Prayer for Epiphany

    A Prayer for Epiphany

    January 3, 2024

    In the Catholic tradition, Epiphany is a time that offers us hope and encouragement that the gift of Christ can be found in our own lives. In celebration of Epiphany, January 6, we offer this prayer. Jesus became human – To show us how to love:Wholeheartedly, selflessly,inclusively, unconditionally. To show us who to love:All – […]

  • A New Year Offers New Possibilities

    A New Year Offers New Possibilities

    December 28, 2023

    A new heart…a new spirit I will put within you…. Prophet Ezekiel 36:26 In 2024, We stand ready To find God’s grace in our midst, To lead amid uncertainty, To reverse the trends of negativity, To honor those who labor tirelessly and generously, To celebrate the goodness of nature and human nature! In 2024, We […]

  • Advent 2023 — Week 4 — A Visit to Remember

    Advent 2023 — Week 4 — A Visit to Remember

    December 20, 2023

    ADVENT WEEK Four    Luke 1:26-38 A Visit to Remember God comes each morning to greet me by name, “Hail, full of grace. I am with you.” I AM troubled by this greeting, I AM puzzled by its meaning, I AM in need of some clarification. So I PONDER IN SILENCE: To be a vital […]

  • Advent 2023 — Week 3 — Sent by Name to Testify

    Advent 2023 — Week 3 — Sent by Name to Testify

    December 15, 2023

    ADVENT WEEK THREE      John 1:6-8, 19-28 Sent by Name to Testify John the Baptist is a Voice crying out in the wilderness: PREPARE GOD’S WAY. His listeners are not certain who he is. Christ? Elijah? a Prophet? NO! Like John, each one of us has been sent by name to Testify that Jesus […]

  • 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 […]