Michigan

  • What’s Outside Your Window?

    What’s Outside Your Window?

    January 18, 2023

    A few weeks ago, my grandniece asked my nephew: Hey dad, what’s in your wallet? The question likely came from hearing the ubiquitous ad on sports programming. He pulled out a lone debit/credit card from a pouch on the back of his phone and showed her. Now, my wallet is much messier than that! What […]

  • Tree Planting at Marywood with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Dominican Sisters

    Tree Planting at Marywood with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Dominican Sisters

    November 2, 2022

    Saturday, October 29 was the first of several planting session with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. With a 34-acre Campus at the corner of Fulton Street and Lakeside Drive in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids  have the potential to transform some of our spacious lawns into beautiful stands of trees. While […]

  • Alumnae Celebrated with Awards and More at Aquinas College Homecoming 2022

    Alumnae Celebrated with Awards and More at Aquinas College Homecoming 2022

    September 21, 2022

    It was a night to celebrate! Sisters and friends of the Award winners gathered for the Alumni Awards presentation Thursday evening, September 14 as part of the College’s Homecoming festivities. Attendees were treated to a strolling dinner with drinks before the presentations. Aquinas College celebrated a couple of familiar alumni during Homecoming Weekend. 2022 Honorees […]

  • Archdiocese of Santa Fe Invites Urgent Dialogue About World Peace – Livestream Sunday Dec. 19

    Archdiocese of Santa Fe Invites Urgent Dialogue About World Peace – Livestream Sunday Dec. 19

    December 18, 2021

    News release: The Archbishop of Santa Fe New Mexico believes the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has a special role to play in facilitating an urgent dialogue about nuclear disarmament as a critical step toward world peace. Archbishop John C. Wester will unveil and offer a blessing of a sign of peace at Shrine of Our […]

  • Environmental Racism: Zip Codes, Pollution and Vulnerability

    Environmental Racism: Zip Codes, Pollution and Vulnerability

    October 12, 2021

    “Environmental justice embraces the principle that all people and communities have a right to equal protection and equal enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.” ~ Dr. Robert Bullard I have been educating myself for the past few years about the connection between climate and racism. From Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project training and anti-racism […]

  • Michigan Catholic Sisters Call for Ron Weiser’s Removal as Republican Party Chair, U of M Regent

    Michigan Catholic Sisters Call for Ron Weiser’s Removal as Republican Party Chair, U of M Regent

    March 29, 2021

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 29, 2021 CONTACT: Sandra Delgado OP  616.514.3101  SDelgado@grdominicans.org STATEMENT OF LEADERS OF CONGREGATIONS OF MICHIGAN CATHOLIC SISTERS CALLING FOR RON WEISER’S REMOVAL AS CHAIR OF THE MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN PARTY AND RESIGNATION AS REGENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN As women of faith whose congregations have served the people of Michigan […]

  • “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    January 29, 2021

    The Archives Department is excited to share our Story Map entitled “Somewhere in the West: The Historical Geography of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters” focusing on our Michigan pioneer predecessors. Story Maps are produced through an online application that combines text and images, and can include maps and other elements, to tell stories in a […]

  • A Good Friday WORD with Sandra Delgado OP

    A Good Friday WORD with Sandra Delgado OP

    April 10, 2020

    In the Hispanic world and some other cultures, Jesus on the cross is very bloody. His suffering is very obvious from the blood running from the crown of thorns on his head to the blood running down his legs and his bloody feet. Jesus is clearly a suffering Jesus. In the western world the image […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Thaddeus Kowalinski, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Thaddeus Kowalinski, OP

    August 7, 2019

    Thaddeus Kowalinski, OP was once asked by a newspaper reporter what she liked most about the teaching profession, Sr. Thaddeus replied, “Seeing the light in a student’s eyes when they have grasped something you have taught them… seeing that you can be of service and teaching them they can be of service to others.” A […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Jean Marie Birkman, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Jean Marie Birkman, OP

    July 8, 2019

    Sister Jean Marie Birkman, OP entered eternal life on July 4, 2019 at the age of 89 after 70 years of religious life. We commend Sister Jean Marie to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Monday, July 8 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Tuesday, July 9 at 11:00 am Dominican […]