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  • Pentecost Prayers of the Faithful 2022

    Pentecost Prayers of the Faithful 2022

    June 5, 2022

    Pentecost Petitions That the Spirit of Wisdom may live in us: to kindle passion for what is vital and faithful. That the Spirit of Understanding may live in us: to hear others and see diversity as a strength. That the Spirit of Right Judgment may live in us: to grant human rights to all people […]

  • Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    Easter Blessings from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    April 15, 2022

    The gift of the resurrection of Jesus is that we are to live now as if we already have new life. Rejoice and sing Alleluia! Practice resurrection! Easter Blessings to you and your loved ones, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids * * * El regalo de la resurrección de Jesús es que debemos vivir ahora como si […]

  • Pray for the End of Human Trafficking

    Pray for the End of Human Trafficking

    January 20, 2022

    THE POWER OF CARE –WOMEN, ECONOMY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING is this year’s theme which continues that of last year’s, where we began to reflect on the connection between the economy and human trafficking. The 2022 edition proposes to focus on women. They are, in fact, the most affected by the violence of trafficking. At the […]

  • A Thanksgiving Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Prayer

    November 24, 2021

    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhart, Dominican theologian and mystic Today, we lift our minds and hearts in Thanksgiving. For the Gift of Life: its births, deaths, and rebirths that foster our growth, its letting go and holding on that […]

  • Creation Care as an Act of Radical Hospitality, Season of Creation 2021

    Creation Care as an Act of Radical Hospitality, Season of Creation 2021

    September 1, 2021

    Today, September 1, begins the Season of Creation, a month-long ecumenical call to practice creation care as an act of radical hospitality, safeguarding a place for all creatures, human and more human, in our common home. Today is the World Day of Prayer for Creation, a “feast day” established by Pope Francis in 2015 to […]

  • Funeral Services for Sister Marlene Edwards, OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Marlene Edwards, OP

    July 12, 2021

    Sister Marlene Edwards, OP entered eternal life on July 11, 2021 at the age of 88 after 70 years of religious life. We commend Sister Marlene to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service: Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 pm Dominican Chapel at Marywood Funeral Mass: Wednesday, July 14 at 10:30 am Dominican Chapel at […]

  • Saturday Inspiration: Father’s Day Prayer

    Saturday Inspiration: Father’s Day Prayer

    June 18, 2021

    Today, we honor all fathers — birth fathers, foster fathers, godfathers, grandfathers, father figures… We pray for fathers joyfully, yet anxiously, awaiting the birth of a child. May these fathers be filled with boundless love and courage. We pray for fathers discouraged by harsh financial circumstances and worries about housing and food. Grant them opportunity […]

  • 100th Anniversary of Laying of Cornerstone of Motherhouse at Marywood

    100th Anniversary of Laying of Cornerstone of Motherhouse at Marywood

    June 11, 2021

    On June 14, 1917, the Congregation purchased land at the corner of Fulton Street and Lakeside and plans for the building of a long anticipated Motherhouse began. Three years later, 100 years ago, on June 5, 1921, the cornerstone of the building atop the hill on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids was laid. In honor […]

  • Sister Inspiration: A Reflection with Sister Anne Breitag

    Sister Inspiration: A Reflection with Sister Anne Breitag

    May 20, 2021

    Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet, sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Join us virtually each Tuesday, noon-12:30pm, for Centering Prayer through Dominican Center. Centering Prayer […]

  • Come to the Feast: A Reflection with Sister Ann Walters

    Come to the Feast: A Reflection with Sister Ann Walters

    April 15, 2021

    Isn’t this a lovely description by Isaiah of heaven on earth? “We” on Mount Zion are eating rich foods and drinking choice wines with God who is lavishing us with Love. This love destroys all veils that separate us and destroys all webs of our human structures that our woven to keep nations separate, and […]