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  • 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, AndrĂ©a 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Celebration of Spiritual Direction Ministry and New Spiritual Directors

    A Celebration of Spiritual Direction Ministry and New Spiritual Directors

    May 26, 2021

    This past Saturday morning, May 22, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids and the Dominican Center Spiritual Direction Ministry celebrated six newly certified spiritual directors upon their recent completion of the 2-year Practicum experience. They were invited to a special ministry blessing joined by the community of spiritual directors who make their home at Dominican […]

  • Can We Talk about Talking WITH One Another?

    Can We Talk about Talking WITH One Another?

    November 9, 2019

    What has happened to the way that we talk with one another? Have we lost the ability to dialogue? We hear and partake in conversations about various topics that are fraught with the capacity for us to talk at one another rather than with one another. I attended a conference last October where the speakers […]

  • Dominican Center Teaches the Spiritual Practice of "Being With"

    Dominican Center Teaches the Spiritual Practice of "Being With"

    February 19, 2018

    "I learned listening for God from Sister Sue and others at Dominican Center," Larry Slager said. Larry, an early participant in Dominican Center at Marywood's Spiritual Formation and Direction Programs said his preliminary search for courses in the Presbyterian tradition pointed him to San Francisco. A friend asked if he knew there was a spiritual […]