Who We Are
Dominican Sisters and Associates respond to a call to live our commitment made in baptism: to grow in the love of God.
Through ministry, community, study, and prayer we share Christ’s message — redemptive love that reflects God’s desire for a just world.
Our hope is to continue opening ourselves to the power and presence of the Holy Spirit — and to be a flame of truth, love, hope, and mercy.
In the Dominican way, by being and living the Word of God, we invite others together to build a culture of truth, love, hope, compassion, and peace.
Our Mission: To Praise. To Bless. To Preach.
Like all the women and men who came before us, over 800 years, the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids believe that by living intentionally, in community with others, sharing joy and blessings, extending love and mercy, praising God through many forms of prayer, we can transform the world. Living in mission, we praise, bless, and preach.
- To Praise. To live in gratitude, knowing that every person may be blessed and fulfilled by being open to relationship with God and others.
- To Bless. To live with love and compassion with others. As we are blessed, so we bless: To serve others through our ministries. To live with love and compassion. To promote justice for all. To care for the Earth.
- To Preach. Preaching is our service to the world.
We offer our prayer in the name of Jesus who is our Way, our Truth and our Life, both now and forever. Amen.
Mission & Ministry Magazine is filled with inspirational stories and preaching about our mission commitment, ministries, and Sisters. Read it online.
“Your blessings amaze me on how they fit exactly into my life when I need it the most.” ~ Marilyn
Jesus came to BE WITH us on Earth. We follow in his footsteps every day by BEING WITH you and by creating spaces where people can be together in community and faith. Be inspired by programs at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College.