Washington DC

  • STATEMENT in Response to Violence at Our Nation’s Capitol

    STATEMENT in Response to Violence at Our Nation’s Capitol

    January 6, 2021

    We Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids are grieved at the events unfolding in our nation’s capitol. As we watch and listen to what is happening in Washington, DC, we hold our nation, citizens, and elected leaders in prayer. We condemn the violent actions that seek to destroy the confirmation of our democratically elected President-elect and […]

  • News — Remembering Ardeth Platte, OP

    News — Remembering Ardeth Platte, OP

    October 7, 2020

    Remembering Sister Ardeth Platte, a prophet of peace in a culture of aggression William Critchley-Menor, S.J. October 07, 2020 https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/10/07/remembering-sister-ardeth-platte-prophet-peace-culture-aggression   Some devout Catholic girls grow up to be handmaids, others proud ex-cons by Diane Carmen The Colorado Sun, October 18, 2020  https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/18/nuclear-weapons-catholic-politics-opinion/ When Ardeth Platte was released in 2005 after more than two years […]

  • Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    September 30, 2020

    For Immediate Release GRAND RAPIDS, MI – September 30, 2020 – Ardeth Platte, OP: justice preacher, peace seeker, teacher, compassionate neighbor and friend stood with people on the margins—God’s people—and helped to lift up their cries again and again, each and every day. As the sun rose this morning, we discovered that God called home […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Resist Hunger. Resist Illness. Resist Hate. Sow Care and Community.

    Sister Inspiration: Resist Hunger. Resist Illness. Resist Hate. Sow Care and Community.

    June 26, 2020

    This urban garden is on the east side of our home, the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House in Washington DC. I asked to do the gardening three years ago when we moved here, but this is the first year that I’ve been here every day. (As you know we have been speaking about the Treaty […]

  • “Justice” is a Ministry of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    “Justice” is a Ministry of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids

    July 25, 2019

    As vowed women religious and as a Congregation, it is the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching that have called the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids to bear witness to the dignity of every human person. The Direction Statements of our Congregation guide our preaching and teaching; all based in the Gospel call. In the days ahead, we […]

  • Going Where Help is Needed: Support at the U.S. Border and Beyond

    Going Where Help is Needed: Support at the U.S. Border and Beyond

    June 27, 2019

    For the past five months, Ada Dominguez, OP has been volunteering one day a week to help with the steady flow of people arriving in the United States. She volunteers in Albuquerque at a location coordinated by Albuquerque Interfaith. She is joined in effort and prayer by Sister Eva Silva and Dolorita Martinez, as well […]

  • Anti-Racism Rally and Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial March

    Anti-Racism Rally and Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial March

    April 5, 2018

    Sisters Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert represented at the Anti-Racism Rally and memorial march for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington DC this week. “The memorial to Dr. King is awesome. The support noteworthy. Peace and Justice marching forward.” — Ardeth Platte, OP