Marywood

  • Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden this Earth Month

    Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden this Earth Month

    April 12, 2024

    As we celebrate the beauty and wonder of our planet in April, take a moment to reconnect with the very essence of Earth itself. Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden. This path meanders through 11 acres of woodland and Coldbrook Creek also flows through this corner of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Marywood Campus. Bronze […]

  • Sr. Mary Patricia Beatty Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Mary Patricia Beatty Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    December 18, 2023

    The ten years since my 50th jubilee have passed quickly; filled with joyous events, sorrowful events, and many ordinary days. All of the days have been filled with “the glory of God” as I travel on life’s joyful pilgrimage with God, with my Dominican Sisters, my birth family, and my friends. These past ten years […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Maurita Reynolds OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Maurita Reynolds OP

    November 6, 2023

    Sister Maurita Reynolds OP entered eternal life on November 5, 2023 at the age of 97 after 79 years of religious life. We commend Sister Maurita to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 8 at 10:00 am Chapel of the […]

  • Creation Canticle ~ An August Walk

    Creation Canticle ~ An August Walk

    August 18, 2023

    An August Walk It was a beautiful sunny day. I walked out the front door of Marywood. Looking up at the bright blue sky, I heard a choir of cheerful sparrows greeting me. Beautiful flowers were growing along the sidewalk. When the sidewalk ended, I stepped on the tar road Walking along under the shade […]

  • Dominican Sisters are Refusing to Use or Buy Single-Use Beverages in Plastic Bottles All Week

    Dominican Sisters are Refusing to Use or Buy Single-Use Beverages in Plastic Bottles All Week

    March 2, 2023

    Join our Care of Earth commitment during Catholic Sisters Week Refuse to Use or Buy single-use beverages in plastic bottles all week. We are teaming up with Catholic Sisters across the country on this one. Together with Dominicans and Catholic Sisters across the country, we have committed to “Refuse to Use” any single-use plastic beverage […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Jean Reimer OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Jean Reimer OP

    September 14, 2022

    Sister Jean Reimer OP entered eternal life on September 11, 2022 at the age of 92 after 68 years of religious life. We commend Sister Jean to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Monday, September 19 at 10:00 am Chapel of the […]

  • 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 […]