Mary Ann Barrett

  • A Thanksgiving Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Prayer

    November 24, 2021

    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhart, Dominican theologian and mystic Today, we lift our minds and hearts in Thanksgiving. For the Gift of Life: its births, deaths, and rebirths that foster our growth, its letting go and holding on that […]

  • Mission & Ministry Summer 2021: The Treasure of Time

    Mission & Ministry Summer 2021: The Treasure of Time

    August 30, 2021

    Heroes Work Here “Among the frontline workers whom we consider heroes are all of our employees. In the Summer 2021 issue of Mission & Ministry, we are saying thank you to each and every staff member. We are blessed by those who care for us as much as they care for their families. It is […]

  • 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 ~ […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Advent is my favorite season

    Sister Inspiration: Advent is my favorite season

    November 20, 2020

    Advent is my favorite season – it is a time of prayerful waiting and expectation. Advent helps me take the time to sit and reflect. This gives me a sense of hope, even when times are filled with conflicts. Michigan winters with snow gracing the landscape is breathtaking, crisp and refreshing! My favorite Advent scripture […]

  • Sister Inspiration: A Prayer That We May All Be Thanks-Giving People

    Sister Inspiration: A Prayer That We May All Be Thanks-Giving People

    November 27, 2019

    Each time we celebrate at the Eucharistic table Our hearts are broken open in Gratitude For the Love You lavish on us, O God. At our own tables of Hospitality today, We ask You, our Grace-ious God To fashion us into A Thanks-giving people, A For-Giving people, A Saints-giving people, A Care-giving people. May our […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Contemplating God’s Blessings

    Sister Inspiration: Contemplating God’s Blessings

    November 21, 2019

    In these days leading up to Thanksgiving, we contemplate God’s many blessings, shared day in and day out.  For family and friends who en-courage us, For messengers of God who re-direct us, For our Body’s healing power, For the gifts of neighbors freely shared, For strangers who awaken us to newness, For the response-ibility to […]

  • New 2018-2024 Leadership Team Installed During Mass at Dominican Chapel at Marywood

    New 2018-2024 Leadership Team Installed During Mass at Dominican Chapel at Marywood

    July 2, 2018

    Feature Photo ( left to right) Prioress Sandra Delgado, OP, Vicaress Joan Williams, OP, Councilor Maureen Geary, OP, Councilor Megan McElroy, OP On Sunday, July 1 in Dominican Chapel at Marywood, the community welcomed the 2018-2024 Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids: Prioress Sandra Delgado, OP, Vicaress Joan Williams, OP, Councilor Maureen Geary, OP, and […]