reflection

  • 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 […]

  • Good Friday:  Silence and Music Draw Us Into The Passion of the Soul

    Good Friday: Silence and Music Draw Us Into The Passion of the Soul

    April 2, 2021

    Good Friday is so solemn and so private to the follower of Christ that there are no words! For me, music helps transcend the moment and contemplate the mystery of salvation and the ultimate sacrifice that Christ made for us. Listen The Passio secundum Joannem or St. John Passion was written by Johann Sebastian Bach […]

  • A Lenten Reflection: Passover of the Lord

    A Lenten Reflection: Passover of the Lord

    March 26, 2021

    “We are here to continue the Passover of the Lord to redeem our world as doing this in remembrance. Whether we march, walk, protest, write, pray, dialogue, weep, nurse, teach, comfort etc., whoever we are, whatever our gifts and limitations after coming from this table, we are mandated to give of ourselves to serve, to […]

  • Saturday Inspiration: Deep Listening

    Saturday Inspiration: Deep Listening

    November 6, 2020

    Scripture tells us that each human being is precious in the eyes of God; named before we were even born. Seeing one another through Christ’s eyes and treating each other as Christ would is our precious gift back to God and to one another. As Dominicans, we strive to live contemplatively. For it is from […]

  • A Prayer and Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent

    A Prayer and Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent

    March 6, 2020

    Pray Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings. To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name. Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day through whom You […]

  • Practice Loving Kindness for Yourself and Wherever You Go

    Practice Loving Kindness for Yourself and Wherever You Go

    October 2, 2019

    We human beings can be so hard on ourselves. And if we are hard on ourselves, what are we doing to the people around us? Dominican Center’s contemplative learning programs are designed to help focus head and heart, and lift the spirit. Programs and events promote spiritual growth, relationship building, healing, and prayerful reflection. Then […]

  • Reflection: Monday of the Third Week of Advent 2018

    Reflection: Monday of the Third Week of Advent 2018

    December 17, 2018

    An Advent Reflection I recently attended a celebration 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 […]

  • Prayer and Reflection in the Face of Violence – Friday

    Prayer and Reflection in the Face of Violence – Friday

    November 10, 2017

    Because we are human, we suffer angst, anger, and hopelessness when lives are taken from us through violence. As Dominicans, we seek peace and truth through prayer, reflection, and action. May this reflection bring you closer to peace and truth. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change […]