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  • A Prayer for Advent 2020: Christ-Light

    A Prayer for Advent 2020: Christ-Light

    November 25, 2020

    The candles of Advent remind us of Christ-Light, Light of Life. The ritual of lighting the candles, contemplating the movement from darkness to light, the meaning of Christmas and birth of our Savior. Each person is the living legacy of Jesus, who commissions us to be Christ-Light in our world. Join the Dominican Sisters ~ […]

  • Election Night ~ Peace Prayer Vigil (Online) Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Election Night ~ Peace Prayer Vigil (Online) Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    October 27, 2020

    On this historical 2020 Election Day, join the village at Dominican Center in a virtual gathering and community of faith for an election night peace prayer vigil. The vigil begins at 6:30pm. Come and stay as you can. During our time together, we will call on the wisdom from a Cloud of Witnesses who continue […]

  • Dominican Sisters Oppose Escalation of Wars Involving Iraq, Iran and United States

    Dominican Sisters Oppose Escalation of Wars Involving Iraq, Iran and United States

    January 6, 2020

    THE GRAND RAPIDS DOMINICAN SISTERS, IN 2002, STATED OUR OPPOSITION TO THE UNITED STATES’ PREEMPTIVE STRIKE AGAINST IRAQ, TAKING US INTO AN IMMORAL AND UNJUSTIFIED WAR. Today, by virtue of that corporate stance, the Dominican Sisters and our Associates oppose any escalation of the wars involving Iraq, Iran and the United States. We join with […]

  • Preaching Love & Justice on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids Thursdays Aug. 15 – Sept 19, 2019

    Preaching Love & Justice on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids Thursdays Aug. 15 – Sept 19, 2019

    August 15, 2019

    Peace & Justice Neighbor to Neighbor Our Church calls us to witness and ministry. We turn to our Dominican tradition to find our way in these troubled times. That tradition calls upon us to be present with and for our neighbors during times of trial; to pray during times of loss, of grief; and to […]

  • Statement: 2019 We Stand and Preach Against Racism, Hate and Violence

    Statement: 2019 We Stand and Preach Against Racism, Hate and Violence

    July 16, 2019

    July 16, 2019 STATEMENT by the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids (MI) The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have adopted and seek to live by a statement entitled We Stand and Preach Against Racism, Hate and Violence. It reads, in part: “The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids condemn racism. Hate and discrimination diminish us all. “The Dominican […]

  • Preaching, Teaching, and Parliamentary Work on Nuclear Prohibition Treaty Continues

    Preaching, Teaching, and Parliamentary Work on Nuclear Prohibition Treaty Continues

    October 31, 2018

    Since Friday, Oct. 26, Ardeth Platte, OP and Carol Gilbert, OP have been circulating in Hampton Roads, a conglomerate of seven cities in Virginia. On the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 30, they helped distribute food to people who are homeless. In the afternoon, they spoke to 5th – 12th graders at Virginia Beach Quaker Friends […]

  • Megan McElroy Reflects: Dominican Preaching Network at European Colloquium on Preaching

    Megan McElroy Reflects: Dominican Preaching Network at European Colloquium on Preaching

    October 24, 2018

    The week of September 28 – October 5 I had the opportunity to spend in Cologne, Germany, as a participant in the European Colloquium on Preaching sponsored by the Dominican Preaching Network. Greg Heille, OP, Sara Fairbanks, OP (Adrian), and I were invited representatives from Aquinas Institute of Theology, which is one of the three […]

  • Annual Interfaith Peace Service Draws Together Peacemakers

    Annual Interfaith Peace Service Draws Together Peacemakers

    September 30, 2018

    On the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of the International Bill of Rights, we gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan for an Interfaith Peace Service. The September 23, 2018 event was hosted by the Institute for Global Education (IGE), Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids, and Instruments of Hope. The Grand Rapids Threshold Choir sang during the […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Jackie Hudson, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Jackie Hudson, OP

    February 2, 2018

    What calls a cradle Catholic from a quiet mid-western town to become one of God’s most vocal preachers of peace and justice? This Saginaw, Michigan native taught piano and vocals to youngsters for 25 years. She had the ear and expertise to tune pianos. As a child, she accompanied her mother on marketing trips to local […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Ardeth Platte, OP and Carol Gilbert, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Ardeth Platte, OP and Carol Gilbert, OP

    January 26, 2018

    Looking into the eyes of children is certainly part of the conviction that has led two Catholic sisters, both former teachers, to a lifetime of preaching against and protesting nuclear weapons. Their personal protests started in Michigan in the 1980s. Their impassioned actions working with Home for Peace and Justice, led lawmakers in the State […]