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 […]

  • Going Where Help is Needed: Support at the U.S. Border and Beyond

    Going Where Help is Needed: Support at the U.S. Border and Beyond

    June 27, 2019

    For the past five months, Ada Dominguez, OP has been volunteering one day a week to help with the steady flow of people arriving in the United States. She volunteers in Albuquerque at a location coordinated by Albuquerque Interfaith. She is joined in effort and prayer by Sister Eva Silva and Dolorita Martinez, as well […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Tereska Wozniak, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Tereska Wozniak, OP

    May 3, 2019

    “I delight in proclaiming scripture, a gift that God has given me,” says Sister Tereska Wozniak, OP, 60 years a vowed Dominican Sister and member of the Order of Preachers. As she considers her life of  ministry, she is also grateful for the prophetic role of Catholic Sisters around the world. “As prophets, we are […]

  • Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Join Michigan Catholic Sisters in Support of Water Protection Funding

    Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Join Michigan Catholic Sisters in Support of Water Protection Funding

    April 22, 2019

    STATEMENT OF MICHIGAN CATHOLIC SISTERS URGING SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION TO ENSURE SAFE DRINKING WATER AND PROTECT THE GREAT LAKES As leaders of congregations of Catholic Sisters whose members have lived and ministered in the State of Michigan for a collective 564 years, we call on our State Senators, Representatives, and Governor to enact legislation aimed […]

  • Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Urge Support of Funding to Protect Michigan Water and People

    Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Urge Support of Funding to Protect Michigan Water and People

    April 22, 2019

    According to the Michigan Environmental Action Council, Michigan’s drinking water problems are mounting in number and complexity: There are 1.5 million people in Michigan who have been drinking water contaminated with PFAS. There are children who cannot drink from their school water fountains because of high levels of lead. These threats are real. But there […]

  • Christmas Pajama Collection 2018 for Wedgewood Great Success

    Christmas Pajama Collection 2018 for Wedgewood Great Success

    January 15, 2019

    The Christmas Pajama Collection project for Wedgewood in Grand Rapids was a GREAT success, reported Dominican Associate Terri Sierzant. “Combined, you donated 232 pairs of pajamas to the children at Wedgwood. That means every child in all the residential homes, and Manasseh Project Outreach and the Autism Center received a pair of pajamas. Plus there were extra […]

  • Services for Sister Ann Thielen, OP

    Services for Sister Ann Thielen, OP

    January 7, 2019

    Sister Ann Thielen entered eternal life on January 5, 2019 at the age of 84 after 59 years of religious life. We commend Sister Ann to your prayers. Remembering Service: Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 am Dominican Chapel at Marywood Both nurse and […]