• Funeral Services for Sister Maurita Reynolds OP

    Funeral Services for Sister Maurita Reynolds OP

    November 6, 2023

    Sister Maurita Reynolds OP entered eternal life on November 5, 2023 at the age of 97 after 79 years of religious life. We commend Sister Maurita to your prayers. Evening Prayer with Remembering Service Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm Chapel of the Word/Marywood Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 8 at 10:00 am Chapel of the […]

  • My Journey with Parkinson’s

    My Journey with Parkinson’s

    October 21, 2023

    Life was filled with life! Professionally, I worked in the field of education. I belong to the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters whose mission was primarily education. As a member, I enjoyed many opportunities teaching, as an administrator, and as a listening and challenging role with adults. I am grateful that Sisters and Associates are with […]

  • Appreciating Teachers Then and Now

    Appreciating Teachers Then and Now

    May 5, 2023

    They teach reading, spelling, writing, and arithmetic, giving children and adults tools to improve their lives and livelihoods. They open eyes through history, science, speech, logic, and languages. They share their passion for professions of: nursing, education, and more. They introduce faith and hope through rich spiritual experiences. Their day-to-day presence assures each child of […]

  • We Don’t Always Choose

    We Don’t Always Choose

    June 17, 2022

    “To abide in Christ is to abide in the faith. When struggles come, you stay in the faith-you abide in it.” ~ 1 Corinthian 16:13 1 We don’t always choose the nature or timing of changes that come into our lives. Josephine “Jo” Birchmeier OP knows this all too well. She has experienced transitions through […]