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  • Advent 2022

    Advent 2022

    November 29, 2022

    Advent summons us to the beginning. The lavishness of God's compassion and mercy frame yet another year for us. With the arrival of Advent's first Sunday, we attend to this mystery one more time. ... Our Christian tradition proclaims this as both an event already accomplished in human history and an event moving toward fulfillment […]

  • Mindy Hills Named Director of Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    Mindy Hills Named Director of Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    August 2, 2022

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids named Dr. Mindy Hills new director of Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College. Mindy is passionate about the ministry of Dominican Center and looks forward to helping it to grow and develop new programming while maintaining the quality programs offered in person and virtually. She is dedicated to the […]

  • A Message from Diane Wilson: We Are All Related

    A Message from Diane Wilson: We Are All Related

    June 21, 2022

    "Change the story, change the future," Diane Wilson states in her call to action for all people to explore our own relationship to the world and creation. Watch now a personal message from Diane as she introduces us to her experience looking at the world and our relationships through the eyes of indigenous seed keepers, […]

  • New Spiritual Directors Welcomed

    New Spiritual Directors Welcomed

    June 1, 2022

    Welcome to the spiritual directors who completed our Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College Foundations in Spirituality formation program. Pictured (L to R): Sr. Diane Zerfas, Mary Marks, Andy Rebollar, Kathy Hasty, Al Juarez, Andréa Vugteveen, Phillip Johnson, Barb Edgerle, Debra Paxton-Buursma, Jillayne Warners, and Kim Franke. (Not Pictured: Kyle Garberson)   The 2022 Circle […]

  • Pure JOY at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    Pure JOY at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    May 10, 2022

    In this life, there is Just One You (JOY). You are a creator and the subject of your creation is your joyful life experience. At our recent JOY Retreat, mentors, staff, and spiritual directors with Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College invited guests to a variety of guided prayerful practices. It truly was a morning […]

  • Prayer Practices Focus on Returning to God With All My Heart

    Prayer Practices Focus on Returning to God With All My Heart

    March 25, 2022

    On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College hosted its first in-person program since the campus of Marywood closed to the public two years ago with a prayer practices program on mandalas. This Lenten program of contemplative coloring through the lens of mandalas brought awareness to different forms of prayer while coloring […]

  • The Yearly Return of Life: Lent

    The Yearly Return of Life: Lent

    March 2, 2022

    Is it time for Lent again? It seems like the year just flies by. No one ever says: Is it time for Spring again? We long for the melting of the ice and snow revealing the frozen ground and the dead, dried-up leaves. Because under that mulch the snowdrops and the crocuses are pushing up […]

  • Ignatian Spirituality ~ A Daily Faith Practice to Revise and Reset Resolutions in the New Year

    Ignatian Spirituality ~ A Daily Faith Practice to Revise and Reset Resolutions in the New Year

    January 6, 2022

    Ignatian spirituality continues to encourage us to practice awareness and deepen our faith by reviewing the moments of our daily experiences in a prayerful way. Mindy Hills, DMin and Spiritual Director, offers insights into how these daily prayer practices can enliven our new year resolutions. In October 2021, twenty-five eager spiritual seekers began an eight-month […]

  • Interim Director Named at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    Interim Director Named at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    December 20, 2021

    Welcome to Michael Wood, Interim Director, for Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College "We are very excited to welcome Michael Wood as interim director," announced Diane Zerfas, Center for Spirituality coordinator for Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College. "He has a servant’s heart and brings his expertise in finance and stewardship to this exciting new […]

  • O Wisdom “Seek wisdom, look around, see it everywhere”

    O Wisdom “Seek wisdom, look around, see it everywhere”

    December 17, 2021

    Wisdom is better than jewelry; no treasures can compare with her. Oh! Wisdom, how we need you now more than ever! You, Sophia, the breath, the power of God, the feminine face of God. Come and show your people the way to salvation. Below, the reading from Proverbs is one of several books of wisdom […]