Dominican Center was originally home to Marywood Academy, a day and boarding school of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids. Though the academy saw its last students in 1975, a Montessori school flourished at Marywood until 1983. But as often happens, the ending of one good thing becomes an exciting and promising beginning of another venture.
Always committed to openness in encountering the Holy in each other and all people, the Sisters were intentional in seeking a way to fulfill this pledge and make spirituality in community available to a wider population. With a direction statement from the Congregation to tend to the Holy in others, the Sisters were moved to consider what a spirituality center could look like on the Marywood Campus.