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  • Come let us climb the Lord's Mountain

    Come let us climb the Lord's Mountain

    December 8, 2022

    “The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many peoples shall come and say, ‘Let us climb the Lord’s mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob.” I had a glimpse of this vision last Monday night at […]

  • 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 […]

  • Grief as a Practice of Love

    Grief as a Practice of Love

    August 23, 2022

    As we edge into autumn, Dominican Center Marywood — in collaboration with six area hospices, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, Michigan Humanists, and the Grand Rapids area Baha’i community — is poised to host its 8th annual remembering ceremony, We Remember Interfaith Memorial Service, on the Aquinas College campus on Tuesday, September 13, 6:30-8:00 pm. This event is […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Thanksgiving Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Prayer

    November 18, 2021

    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhart, Dominican theologian and mystic   Today, we lift our minds and hearts in Thanksgiving. For the Gift of Life: its births, deaths, and rebirths that foster our growth, its letting go and holding on […]

  • ADVENTure ~ Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    ADVENTure ~ Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    November 9, 2021

    Our annual ADVENTure event with the Dominican Sisters and friends is a free online Zoom event on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 7:00 pm. Please join us for an ADVENTure filled with joy, hope, and promise. Through prayer, songs, and words of encouragement, we will celebrate all that is good in our world, and in […]