Marywood

  • Dolls and Critters Made with Love

    Dolls and Critters Made with Love

    June 1, 2022

    In 2019, Nancy Malburg OP called Bethany Christian Service and asked “What can the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids do to comfort the children caught up in the refugee and immigration crisis?” When told the children arrive with nothing, Sister Nancy put into motion a plan that would put creature comforts into the arms of children. This […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Ann Porter OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Ann Porter OP

    May 25, 2022

    Sister Ann Porter OP entered eternal life on May 23, 2022 at the age of 86 years after 66 years of religious life. We commend Sister Ann to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 am Chapel of […]

  • Associates Gathered for Final Prayer in Dominican Chapel at Marywood

    Associates Gathered for Final Prayer in Dominican Chapel at Marywood

    February 16, 2022

    Greeters Associate Terri Sierzant and Megan McElroy OP unlocked the front door and opened the Chapel doors. And the people came. Forty people arrived Saturday morning, February 12 for Morning Prayer led by Associate Life Director Lisa Mitchell and Associate Bob Sadowski. Our community of Associates, Leadership, and many former Sister mentors gathered in community […]

  • Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    December 22, 2021

    Our God emigrates from heaven to earth finding a home in the womb of a woman. This woman and her husband journey to Bethlehem, and lo, the child is born. This child seeks a safe place today; May the light of your heart guide him home. Blessed Christmas to you and yours, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids […]

  • Favorite Places at Marywood

    Favorite Places at Marywood

    November 12, 2021

    My favorite spot at Marywood is the back porch on the north side of the building. Sitting there in a comfortable chair, I have a view of much of the backyard. The pear trees offer beauty in all seasons. The spring blossoms and emerging leaves, the summer fullness of leaf, the fall bronze color, and […]

  • Grotto at Marywood Links with St. Francis Sculpture and Prayer Garden

    Grotto at Marywood Links with St. Francis Sculpture and Prayer Garden

    October 27, 2021

    The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids, working with Instruments of Hope, is excited to announce that the Sister’s grotto on the front lawn of Marywood is now linked to the beautiful paths found in the St. Francis Sculpture Garden for Prayer and Meditation. During the summer, Instruments of Hope with landscape architects and craftsmen redesigned the spatial […]

  • 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 […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Marlene Edwards, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Marlene Edwards, OP

    July 12, 2021

    Sister Marlene Edwards, OP entered eternal life on July 11, 2021 at the age of 88 after 70 years of religious life. We commend Sister Marlene to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Wednesday, July 14 at 10:30 am Dominican Chapel at […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Evelyn Schoenborn, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Evelyn Schoenborn, OP

    July 1, 2021

    Sister Evelyn Schoenborn, OP entered eternal life on June 29, 2021 at the age of 96 after 77 years of religious life. We commend Sister Evelyn to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Thursday, July 1 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Friday, July 2 at 10:30 am Dominican Chapel at […]

  • 100th Anniversary of Laying of Cornerstone of Motherhouse at Marywood

    100th Anniversary of Laying of Cornerstone of Motherhouse at Marywood

    June 11, 2021

    On June 14, 1917, the Congregation purchased land at the corner of Fulton Street and Lakeside and plans for the building of a long anticipated Motherhouse began. Three years later, 100 years ago, on June 5, 1921, the cornerstone of the building atop the hill on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids was laid. In honor […]