Prayer, growth, transformation for people of all faiths

A Ministry of the Dominican Sisters

Learning and collaboration in an inclusive, hospitable environment

A Ministry of the Dominican Sisters

A hospitable environment for fostering learning and growth of persons, communities, and organizations

A Ministry of the Dominican Sisters

Discover places and resources for inspiration, learning, and contemplative practices

A Ministry of the Dominican Sisters

Welcome to Dominican Center at Marywood

A spirituality and conference center located on the peaceful 34-acre Marywood campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

A Ministry of the Dominican Sisters

Center for Spirituality

Begin or continue your journey into spiritual wholeness


Learning Programs

Connect with yourself and your faith through a program or event


Meetings & Conferences

Schedule a meeting or event in one of our inspirational spaces


Sacred Spaces at Marywood

Visit Marywood’s many sacred spaces to find solitude and peace


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Empathy Eclipses Sympathy

January 23, 2017 / Monday

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Don’t judge me until you walk a mile in my shoes is often expressed when someone seeks empathy. Understanding and using empathy can...


Sex Trafficking: Bringing Light to Those in Darkness

January 27, 2017 / Friday

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Sex trafficking occurs here in West Michigan. What can you do as a parent, as a teacher, as a faith leader, and as a concerned member...


Beyond Trauma & Grief: Transforming our Wounds into Wholeness and Love

April 28, 2017 / Friday - April 29, 2017 / Saturday

Loss is an unfortunate yet unavoidable part of our life and love pursuits. Inevitably, hardships are compounded when trauma is involved...