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  • A New Year Message from the Director

    A New Year Message from the Director

    January 5, 2023

    Look for "stars"... that direct your journey, that offer new perspectives, that induce wonder and awe, that call us to risk, that entice us to sing, dream, hope, dance, march.   What a meaningful message to welcome in the new year. It's from an Epiphany prayer by Sr. Mary Ann Barrett, alumni engagement officer at […]

  • New Awareness & Possibilities With Enneagram Study & Community

    New Awareness & Possibilities With Enneagram Study & Community

    January 4, 2023

    If you’ve been on the fence about signing up for the Enneagram programs at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College, either because the word Enneagram itself scares you a little or seems too woo woo, I hope this essay offers some clarity about the tools Ennegram offers each person in any stage of personal growth. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Connecting Creativity and Spirituality

    Connecting Creativity and Spirituality

    November 19, 2021

    Art and creativity are integral in every religion. From sacred pictures and symbols to singing and dancing, art is used in service to prayer and meditation. Our creativity makes for an instinctive and essential channel for expressing and connecting with the Divine. When we create art, we follow where the Creator leads and gives form […]

  • Everything is as it Should Be

    Everything is as it Should Be

    October 28, 2021

    Acceptance is the currency of love. ~ Teal Swan Everything is as it should be is a sentiment sometimes viewed as outrageous — profane, even. When we are inundated with news from around the globe — and from right here at home — that includes senseless shootings, the COVID-19 crisis, harrowing acts of war, a […]

  • Right Relationship ~ Anchored by the Rosary

    Right Relationship ~ Anchored by the Rosary

    October 20, 2021

    We welcome those of all faiths to deepen their spirituality through Dominican Center. Discover what prayer practices feed your soul. May you find hope and encouragement and return again and again to the sacred spaces and practices that lead to deepening spirituality and transformation. My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at […]

  • A Year in the Light ~ An Update from Dominican Center

    A Year in the Light ~ An Update from Dominican Center

    September 1, 2021

    The pandemic forced the closure of the doors of Dominican Center at Marywood on March 13, 2020. With ingenuity and courage, our Dominican Center team set into motion a plan to keep welcome lamps burning for all seeking community. Below are some highlights of this unusual year.   A Year in the Light at Dominican […]