Santa Cruz

  • Merry Christmas to all of God’s Children from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    Merry Christmas to all of God’s Children from the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    December 21, 2018

    This painting of St Francis of Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico is by artist Olga Atencio Garcia. The image appears on our Congregation’s 2018 Christmas card with this message: May your spirit arise and quicken with the Good News of the angels: God our Light is born in our midst bringing peace, […]

  • Ingenuity, a Stamp Collection, and a Car in Santa Cruz

    Ingenuity, a Stamp Collection, and a Car in Santa Cruz

    May 25, 2018

      It may be difficult to imagine today, but when Sr. Susan Ridley was in her early twenties, learning to drive or acquiring a driver’s license wasn’t even a suggestion. As she said, “I had taken a vow of poverty, I wouldn’t be owning a car, so why would I need a license?” She was […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Las Posadas with Angelina Gonzales, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Las Posadas with Angelina Gonzales, OP

    December 21, 2017

      For 40 years, each Advent season, Sister Angelina Gonzales shepherded Mary and Joseph; accompanying them in their search for shelter before the birth of their child. Sister Angelina led the 9-day novena of scripture called Las Posadas, meaning “inns”. It is a remembrance of the Christmas story as told in the Gospel of Luke […]

  • Sister Angie Gonzales Leaves Santa Cruz, New Mexico for Michigan

    Sister Angie Gonzales Leaves Santa Cruz, New Mexico for Michigan

    June 17, 2017

    Angelina Gonzales, better known as Sister Angie, is no stranger to hard work and service. She didn’t mind it when she was 10 years old and making adobe blocks in the hot sun of Glorieta, N.M., with her brothers, and she hasn’t minded it during her last 40 years of service at Holy Cross Catholic […]