Michigan

  • Inspired by Faith to Make the World A Better Place

    Inspired by Faith to Make the World A Better Place

    December 17, 2018

    I recently attended a celebration here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where 16 women and men over the age of 60 were honored. All of them are ordinary citizens doing what they can to make the world a better place. They are business owners, fire fighters, ministers, professors, advocates for crime prevention, for the elderly, for […]

  • They Call it Rubble Mountain

    They Call it Rubble Mountain

    November 9, 2018

    “It casts a shadow over the city that they call “new” Stuttgart, raised during the years after World War II. The mountain I stood on is what remains of “old” Stuttgart, razed by bombs dropped by fighter planes. The mountain stands as a permanent reminder to German citizens—and to visitors from all over the world—of the […]

  • A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Joyce Ann Hertzig, OP

    A Jubilarian Shares Her Story: Sr. Joyce Ann Hertzig, OP

    August 10, 2018

    My early teaching ministry in Saginaw at St. Joseph-Sacred Heart allowed me to experience cooperative efforts of African American, Hispanic, and Anglo students and families. Through study, action, and conscience-raising discussions, seeds of justice were planted. Issues of poverty, racism, and the cost of war have propelled me to search for ways to be in […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Celebrate Jubilee 2018

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Celebrate Jubilee 2018

    June 22, 2018

    A Jubilee is an anniversary when we honor a Sister and reflect on her unique contributions to our lives. We tell  stories, share what we’ve learned from and with one another, and reflect on our joys and sorrows. We celebrate! We honor each Dominican Sister and the ways that she has shared her God-given gifts […]

  • Dominican Study: Response to The French Revolution with Brigid Clingman, OP

    Dominican Study: Response to The French Revolution with Brigid Clingman, OP

    December 7, 2017

    On Saturday,  January 20, 2018, join Sister Brigid Clingman, OP for The French Revolution: “Does the Church know where the people are?” In these monthly discussions: Call to Justice Dominican Responses Through the Ages, Sr. Brigid Clingman will guide us in exploring the lives and direction given by Dominicans across the centuries responding to the justice issues […]

  • Prayer & Reflection in the Face of Violence – Saturday and Sunday

    Prayer & Reflection in the Face of Violence – Saturday and Sunday

    November 11, 2017

    A Prayer for the Families and Friends of those Murdered in New York and Sutherland Springs, Texas This prayer was found on the wall of a cellar. It was written by a Jew imprisoned in a concentration camp in Cologne Germany. I believe in the sun even when it is not shining And I believe […]

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Stand Against Racism, Hatred, Violence

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids Stand Against Racism, Hatred, Violence

    October 11, 2017

    Events of the recent week have been alarming and disheartening to all of us. In a country and world torn by hatred, racism and violence, we all pray fervently and act as we are able to help bring about God’s Shalom. With the prayer and dream that all may be one we offer you our […]