A Message From Sister Diane Zerfas

Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas CollegeDear Friends,

You are an important part of who we are! So we want to share some exciting news — and pictures!

We Are Moving!

Dominican Center at Marywood, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, is moving west down the street from the Marywood Campus at 2025 Fulton Street East to the Aquinas College campus at 1700 Fulton Street East.

“Come January 3, 2022, Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College will open in what historically was the Bukowski Pastoral Center,” said Prioress Sandra Delgado OP. “This building has been re-formed to house ministry offices, space for programs and retreat experiences, community gatherings, and prayer.”

“We are excited to walk beside Aquinas College — a Sister ministry founded by our Congregation. May this new space on campus offer new dimensions in the intersection of study, prayer, community, and service to the Aquinas community of students, staff, and faculty, and with other partners and friends,” said Sister Delgado.

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A New Name

People need to know where to find us, which meant a name change. Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College is helpful and meaningful.

We Are Re-opening Our Doors!

Beginning January 3, Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College will be open to visitors from 9 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday.

Interim Director Michael Wood | Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MIA New Interim Director

Join us in welcoming Michael Wood to the Dominican Center Village as interim director.

Michael has a deep appreciation of the power and influence that our Dominican spirituality has shared over the years with so many people and wants to help us share our spirit in our new location.

He has a servant’s heart and brings his expertise in finance and stewardship as well as his own experience of receiving his training as a spiritual director with us.

Michael is a Dominican Associate, spiritual director, and permanent deacon who serves at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Kentwood.

Re-Opening Details

While the pandemic forced closure of the ministry’s conference services arm in 2020, the Center pivoted to a virtual format. With its new location at Aquinas College, Dominican Center is re-opening its doors to visitors.

Programs will be offered virtually and on-site. The Dominican Center team will remain informed and agile, planning safe ways to hold in-person, socially distanced programs for small groups.

We embrace the ways technology continues to help us widen our reach, and we celebrate the new opportunities afforded by the space and grace of this new place.

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Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College will continue to offer transformative experiences of hope, faith, learning, and renewal to people of all faiths in true Dominican spirit.

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We Can't Wait to Show You!

In the new year, Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College will host gatherings for all who have shared the journey: spiritual directors, presenters, and participants, and everyone in our circle of friends who wants to explore the Center’s new dreaming.

Thank you and God Bless you,
Sr. Diane Zerfas OP, Spirituality Program Coordinator

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Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College is a ministry of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids.