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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dominican Center Honors the In-Between

    Dominican Center Honors the In-Between

    September 24, 2020

    Final Gathering of Be Still and Stay in the Light on September 28 As the final gathering of Be Still and Stay in the Light, it is with full hearts that the Domincan Center Village thanks each of you who've been with us. We began these gatherings as a way to explore what staying in […]

  • Colors of COVID

    Colors of COVID

    June 24, 2020

    Golden sun, warming my skin while I enjoy sparkling water on the lawn. Pink walls, a weekend project that my three-year-old had been requesting. Blue shoes, my gift to myself as I invest in my new running hobby. Red wine, a nice treat to accompany a snack and a movie. Yellow highlighter, marking jobs well […]

  • Sharing Love in COVID-19 Times Gets Creative

    Sharing Love in COVID-19 Times Gets Creative

    May 14, 2020

    This post is part of Dominican Center's series Stay in the Light ~ Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic.  With the days of the COVID-19 crisis stretching out, Annie, the great-niece of Sister Rose Mary Belanger OP began missing her aunt. Because the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids are sheltering-in-place,  Annie had to […]

  • Keeping Busy During Trying Times

    Keeping Busy During Trying Times

    May 6, 2020

    This post is part of Dominican Center's series Stay in the Light ~ Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic.  My wife, Mary Jo, and I are Dominican Associates. Mary Jo is still working in a medical factory, and I went back to work recently in the automotive industry. I am trying to stay […]

  • Is This the Great Pause?

    Is This the Great Pause?

    May 5, 2020

    This post is part of Dominican Center's series Stay in the Light ~ Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic.  What happens when you push the pause button on a movie or video? The movie stops. A still picture freezes on the television screen. Quiet reigns. We then have time to grab a favorite […]

  • Light in the Darkness

    Light in the Darkness

    April 20, 2020

    This post is part of Dominican Center's series Stay in the Light ~ Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic.  I have been having haunting dreams. These dreams include me trying to care for others, but everything always goes wrong. I try to make food, but the pots boil over or dishes melt, then […]

  • Insights and Wisdom Regarding My Spiritual Direction Ministry

    Insights and Wisdom Regarding My Spiritual Direction Ministry

    April 13, 2020

    This post is part of Dominican Center's series Stay in the Light ~ Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic. At Dominican Center, we believe we are prayer in action, and that connection, contemplation, and creativity will see us through these unsettling times and help us find and be in light. We invite you […]