In an effort to mitigate the risks of spreading COVID-19, Dominican Center and the Marywood Campus are closed to visitors.


About Dominican Center

Explore and Be Transformed

Dominican Center embodies Grand Rapids ~ Dominican Sisters’ expression of welcome and invitation to share in the essential elements of Dominican Life: prayerstudy, community, and ministry.

We are blessed to be present for one another. Responding to a call to protect one another during the pandemic, we've turned to online meetings to create community and form enriching relationships. New friendships, partnerships, and collaborative opportunities are evolving and we have returned to some in-person experiences when it is deemed safe (COVID-19 precautions are followed). However, please hold program and retreat dates loosely as we will reschedule when COVID-19 cases surge.

Learn and Pray With Us

Dominican Center intentionally cultivates an environment of stillness — a space where you can listen, a place where you can simply be. We invite those who want to encounter one another through authentic experiences of prayer, reflection, and study, and to take part in relationship and community building.

When You Change, Everything Changes

Would you like to deepen your understanding of Jesus' teachings — and the messages of other prophets of goodwill? Through their words and experiences, open your heart to more deeply understand concepts of love, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, and more in the context of society today? Our programs and retreats are a place to begin to understand the interconnectedness of all things.

Dominican Center ~ A Heart Center For Those of All Faith and Walks of Life

Our spirituality center was established by the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids to provide a place where people from all faiths and walks of life can learn from others who walked before them — as well as walk with others on the journey today.

Dominican Center is a ministry of hope. We affirm the need for collaboration and community so all may flourish.

Known as the Order of Preachers, Dominicans follow in the footsteps of patrons St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena who spoke and lived the Word of God. They are among many women and men of history whose ideas, values, beliefs, and manner of living during their time and place in history changed humanity. These spiritual giants courageously questioned justice and systemic thinking and behaviors, and in doing so, changed history.