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Chair Yoga on Tuesday Mornings

September 05, 2017 / Tuesday - November 14, 2017 / Tuesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

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Chair Yoga uses a chair for greater support and stability within the practice. With an emphasis on the breath, alignment, and taking things at your own pace, Chair Yoga brings simplicity to the practice for easeful connection with the healing and restorative benefits yoga offers.

Yoga begins right where I am –
not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.
– Linda Sparrowe

In each yoga session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe sensations in the body, notice thoughts, and expand the heart center.

Dominican Center’s yoga sessions create a healing space for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions so poses and breath work are accessible to all. For those new to yoga or working with special concerns and injuries, poses are modified and supported with props and detailed instruction for comfort and safety. Props are provided by Dominican Center at no additional cost.

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Chair Yoga on Thursday Evenings

September 07, 2017 / Thursday - November 16, 2017 / Thursday, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Learning Programs

Chair Yoga uses a chair for greater support and stability within the practice. With an emphasis on the breath, alignment, and taking things at your own pace, Chair Yoga brings simplicity to the practice for easeful connection with the healing and restorative benefits yoga offers.

Yoga begins right where I am –
not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.
– Linda Sparrowe

In each yoga session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe sensations in the body, notice thoughts, and expand the heart center.

Dominican Center’s yoga sessions create a healing space for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions so poses and breath work are accessible to all. For those new to yoga or working with special concerns and injuries, poses are modified and supported with props and detailed instruction for comfort and safety. Props are provided by Dominican Center at no additional cost.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy

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Gentle Yoga on Thursday Evenings

September 07, 2017 / Thursday - November 09, 2017 / Thursday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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This gentle class offers a peaceful session to gradually build strength and range of motion. With this quiet practice, experience how mindful movement and breath work can deliver much-needed nurturing, rest, and clarity.

The body is my temple, asanas are my prayers.
– BKS Iyengar

Using gentle and mindful movement as well as nourishing breath work, Gentle Yoga encourages softly stretching and strengthening. In each session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe sensations in the body, notice thoughts, and expand the heart center.

Dominican Center’s yoga sessions create a healing space for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions so poses and breath work are accessible to all. For those new to yoga or working with special concerns and injuries, poses are modified and supported with props and detailed instruction for comfort and safety. Props are provided by Dominican Center at no additional cost.

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Restorative Yoga on Thursday Evenings

September 07, 2017 / Thursday - November 16, 2017 / Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Calm the mind and nourish the body with Restorative Yoga. Restorative poses are held on a mat and deeply supported with yoga props. The practice seeks to balance the physical, mental, and spiritual while also experiencing profound rest and relaxation.

Don’t practice yoga to get better at yoga; practice yoga to get better at living.
– unknown

Using gentle and mindful movement as well as nourishing breath work, Restorative Yoga encourages softly stretching and strengthening. In each session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe sensations in the body, notice thoughts, and expand the heart center.

Dominican Center’s yoga sessions create a healing space for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions so poses and breath work are accessible to all. For those new to yoga or working with special concerns and injuries, poses are modified and supported with props and detailed instruction for comfort and safety. Props are provided by Dominican Center at no additional cost.

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Spiritual Direction Practicum Year 1 2017-2018

September 08, 2017 / Friday - May 18, 2018 / Friday

A spiritual director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group. The Spiritual Director Practicum is a formation that depends on the understanding of how the Holy Spirit is present in our life and in the lives of others. The practicum is a two-year process filled with contemplative prayer, study, and practicing spiritual disciplines. Participants will journey with each other and with Spiritual Giants who will mentor them during this formation process. Participants will have opportunities to provide spiritual direction under supervision, and will receive spiritual direction throughout the process.

For more information, please visit our Called to be a Spiritual Director page.

Dates of Sessions:

  • September 8, 2017
  • September 22, 2017
  • October 6, 2017
  • October 20, 2017
  • November 3, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • December 1, 2017
  • December 15, 2017
  • January 5, 2018
  • January 19, 2018
  • February 2, 2018
  • February 16, 2018
  • February 23, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
  • April 6, 2018
  • April 20, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • May 18, 2018

Spiritual Direction Practicum Year 2 2017-2018

September 08, 2017 / Friday - May 12, 2018 / Saturday

In Spiritual Direction Practicum, Part 2, participants go deeper into the realities of their own spiritual journeys, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the rules of discernment, the adult maturing of faith using the enneagram, and a celebration of that great cloud of witnesses of Spiritual Giants that remind us of God’s continual presence in this world and our lives.

For more information, please visit our Called to be a Spiritual Director page.

Dates of Sessions:

  • September 8 & 9, 2017
  • October 6 & 7, 2017
  • November 10 & 11, 2017
  • December 8 & 9, 2017
  • January 12 & 13, 2018
  • February 9 & 10, 2018
  • February 23 & 24, 2018
  • April 6 & 7, 2018
  • May 11 & 12, 2018

Feldenkrais Method Fall Series

September 11, 2017 / Monday - November 13, 2017 / Monday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Through verbally guided exercises, learn how intentional movement can break up habitual patterns and instill new ways of thinking, feeling, and moving.

Our only limitation is our belief that it is so.
– Moshe Feldenkrais

The exercises are non-judgmental, non-competitive, and self-directed so that each person progresses at his or her own pace. Mats and small pillows provided. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required due to space limitations.

This program has reached capacity. Please call 616-514-3325 to be placed on the waiting list.

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Dominican Spirituality

September 11, 2017 / Monday - May 14, 2018 / Monday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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Accompany us on a journey to discover Dominican spirituality, a spirituality rooted in prayer, study, and service. Be inspired to grow in your own spiritual discernment through the lives of St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas Aquinas, Meister Eckhart, and other Dominican saints.

He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined.
Leave it all to Him, let go of yourself.
– St. Catherine of Siena

Series Dates:

  • September 11, 2017
  • October 9, 2017
  • November 13, 2017
  • December 11, 2017
  • January 8, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
  • May 14, 2018

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  • Cost: $200.00

Spiritual Companioning 2017-2018

September 12, 2017 / Tuesday - May 15, 2018 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Spiritual Companioning is a ministry that arises from one’s faith commitment to serve others. The two-year course deepens the sacred presence we offer one another. Through study, writing, group sharing, and prayer, participants cultivate a spiritual sensitivity toward societal and global responsibility. This spiritual formation course intentionally cultivates movement toward community, mutual solidarity, justice, and respect and dignity for all creation.

For more information, please visit our Spiritual Companioning page.

Spiritual Companioning applications:
Spiritual Companioning Application Part A
Spiritual Companioning Application Part B

Dates of Sessions:

  • September 12, 2017
  • September 26, 2017
  • October 10, 2017
  • October 31. 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • November 28, 2017
  • December 19, 2017
  • January 16, 2018
  • February 13, 2018
  • March 13, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • May 15, 2018

Ignatian Retreat

September 13, 2017 / Wednesday - May 09, 2018 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola form a structure for encountering and loving God more deeply. This adaptation from the 30-Day Ignatian Retreat feeds the hunger of our hearts with the Word of God.

Those who carry God in their hearts bear heaven with them wherever they go.
– St. Ignatius of Loyola

Through nine months of prayer, contemplation, and community, participants will explore Ignatius prayer methods and insight into the spiritual through personally meditating with Scripture and engaging in small group conversations and reflection.

Series Dates:

  • September 13, 2017
  • October 11, 2017
  • November 8, 2017
  • December 13, 2017
  • January 10, 2018
  • February 14, 2018
  • March 14, 2018
  • April 11, 2018
  • May 9, 2018

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  • Cost: $200.00

Foundations in Spirituality 2017-2018

September 16, 2017 / Saturday - May 19, 2018 / Saturday, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Foundations in Spirituality is a serious reflective study that opens our minds and hearts to the teachings and life examples of the great Christian spiritual teachers that continue to deepen our present spiritual journey.

Christ will make His home in your heart as you trust in Him.
Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
– Ephesians 3:17

Explore the rich preaching of St. Dominic; the unbreakable faith of St. Teresa of Avila; the deep spirituality of St. John of the Cross; the life-giving wisdom of the Beguines; the fortitude of John Calvin; the daily prayerful life of St. Ignatius; and the lives of many more that continue to enrich our own faith and spirituality.

The course introduces the practice of contemplative prayer and presence as basic to living a spiritual life. It is an experience that strengthens our own response to the longing in our hearts that seeks a deeper relationship with God.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Grow in understanding and appreciation of the diverse ways God has been present to and involved in the lives of the great spiritual teachers and guides throughout history
  • Encourage awareness, commitment to, and integration of the spiritual journey in daily life through writing and living a personal rule of life
  • Develop an understanding of contemplative attitudes and presence as basic to living a spiritual life
  • Provide opportunity for an introductory study of writings from the spiritual classics for the purpose of reflection, discussion, and personal appropriation
  • Foster respect for the diversity in past and present theology and spirituality.
  • To present basic principles and tools for discernment that are useful for personal, prayerful decision making

Day and Times:  Class meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A required book of readings will be available for purchase at Dominican Center.

Dates of Sessions:

  • September 16, 2017
  • October 21, 2017
  • November 18, 2017
  • December 16, 2017
  • January 20, 2018
  • February 17, 2018
  • March 17, 2018
  • April 21, 2018
  • May 19, 2018
  • Cost: $600.00

Group Spiritual Director Supervision Practicum

September 18, 2017 / Monday - May 21, 2018 / Monday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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The group spiritual director supervision practicum is for experienced spiritual directors who feel called to journey more deeply into their ministry supporting other directors. Recognizing our own shadows and strengths makes us more available to the Spirit through self-awareness and interior freedom. We will explore: God’s movements during direction sessions; contemplative prayer using the Examen; models of peer group supervision; and the role of the supervisor.

Series Dates:

  • September 18, 2017′
  • October 16, 2017
  • November 20, 2017
  • December 18, 2017
  • January 15, 2018
  • February 19, 2018
  • March 19, 2018
  • April 16, 2018
  • May 21, 2018

Cost does not include book fee.

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  • Date: Monday 09/18/2017 - Monday 05/21/2018
  • Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $320.00

Remembering God’s Love Through Memory Loss

September 22, 2017 / Friday - November 03, 2017 / Friday, 10:30am - 12:00pm

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For the Caregiver

Contemplative Learning Program | Cover of Second Forgetting | Memory Loss or Dementia | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIWe invite family caregivers who support loved ones with memory loss or dementia to journey with us through Dr. Benjamin Mast’s book Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel in Alzheimer’s Disease (Zondervan).

Join others caring for loved ones and who are feeling the sting of memory loss or dementia. In Kent County alone, nearly 10,000 people live with memory loss and dementia, and the number is expected to grow to 27,000 by 2050. It is a disease that forces caregivers to make great sacrifices and to redefine their relationship with their loved ones throughout the process of memory loss. We invite caregivers to spend time to nurture and renew their spirit and to join us in discovering the insights that Dr. Mast’s work with people with memory loss provides.

Facilitator:  Rev. Timothy Tuthill, Center Manager, Care Resources PACE

We can be confident that God hears and remembers us.
He knows the cries of our hearts before we speak and calls us to lean on and trust in him.
– Dr. Benjamin Mast

For the Loved One

We invite caregivers participating in the Remembering God’s Love Through Memory Loss program to also invite their loved ones with memory loss. Participants with memory loss will have an opportunity to engage in activities of artistic expression that celebrate the present moment  that keeps us in the presence of God’s love.

Facilitator Leara Glinzak, MSAT: Leara holds a Master of Science in art therapy with a concentration in counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI. She is an art therapy dementia specialist working with grief, memory loss, and end-of-life care where she is grounded within a person-centered approach.

Dates: September 22, 29; October 13, 20, 27; November 3

Space is limited; please register early.

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  • Cost: Free Will Offering
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Guided Meditation for Peace

October 24, 2017 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join Susan Duesbery for her contemplative learning program, Guided Meditation for Peace. With a purposeful use of imagery, guided meditation is specifically designed to access your relaxation response.

A heart at peace gives life to the body. – Proverbs 14:30

A sacred discipline when practiced regularly, meditation invites calm and peace into our daily lives. By using guided meditation on a regular basis you can manage stress and anxiety in your life.

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  • Cost: $35.00

Come-and-See Weekend with Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids (October 2017)

October 27, 2017 / Friday - October 29, 2017 / Sunday

Would you like to find out more about Dominican life and vocation? If you are a single Catholic woman, at least 20-years of age,  a Come-and-See Weekend is an opportunity to explore Dominican Charism and a life built on:

PRAYER • STUDY • SERVICE • COMMUNITY

If you are discerning a call to religious life, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids invite you to share time with us. It’s never too early to block your calendar for a Come-and-See Weekend! Reserve the weekend of October 27-29, 2017 for a weekend at Dominican Center at Marywood in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

There is no charge for the weekend – you will be our guest!

During your time at Marywood, you will have opportunities to:

  • Engage in conversation with the Sisters
  • Meet other women who are discerning religious life
  • Have time for prayer, reflection, adoration, and fun
  • Walk the beautiful grounds of our Motherhouse
  • Worship with the Sisters at Liturgy and the Sunday Assembly

For more information:
Sr. Chela Gonzalez, Vocation Director
cgonzalez@grdominicans.org
616.329.6221

  • Date: Friday 10/27/2017 - Sunday 10/29/2017
  • Cost: $0.00

International Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal

November 02, 2017 / Thursday - November 13, 2017 / Monday

We invite you to join Sr. Nancy Brousseau, OP, on the International Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal, a grand travel experience to two of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting countries. Sr. Nancy has facilitated and guided international pilgrimages for more than 20 years. These pilgrimages are grounded in spirituality and explore the places where spiritual giants lived and continue to have an influence.

For more information and to register, please call Sr. Nancy Brousseau, OP, directly at 616.560.4580 or email nbrousseau@aol.com.

Download pilgrimage brochure

Here are some of the places you will visit. Please read through the International Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal brochure for more details.

Portugal
The relatively small country of Portugal offers a range of both scenic, historic, and cultural attractions. This is the home of Vasco de Gama, who opened the empire’s trade routes to the spice treasures of India; and Magellan who led the first circumnavigation of the globe. The country’s cosmopolitan capital, Lisbon, on the broad estuary of the Tagus, is one of the most strikingly situated cities in the world. In Portugal, we will visit Fatima, where we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary. It was here that she appeared to three children to spread her message of peace.

We will also visit the church of St. Anthony (of Padua, as he is known), who was born in Portugal. Spain – the land of Ferdinand and Isabella, Columbus, Dante, Don Quixote, Goya, El Greco, Picasso, and the adopted home of Ernest Hemmingway, has for centuries inspired great explorers, adventurers and amazing artists. For decades, this was the great intersection for the development of Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths.

Spain
The land of many Giants in the Faith: Saints Dominic, Ignatius, as well as John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila who were founders of the discalced Carmelites. Visit Avila, the walled city of Teresa and some of her monasteries. Hear the stories of both John & Teresa and their way of prayer.

Learn about the Dominican Preachers, Las Casas, Antonio Montesinos, who began in Andalusia and went to New Spain in the 16th century and were the first to speak against the injustices to the indigenous people. Visit the museum of John of the Cross in Ubeda and the monastery where he died in 1591.

Stroll through the incredible Prado Museum in Madrid, sometimes referred to as the most beautiful museum in the world. Visit the elaborate Alcazar Palace of Seville and the ornate cathedral with the tomb of Columbus. In Granada, you will enter the elaborate summer palaces of the great Moorish caliphs, including the famous Alhambra, an ornate Arabesque architectural confection in pink granite.

In Barcelona you will see the beautiful Gothic Architecture and Guadi’s unfinished spectacular Sagrada Familia. This will definitely be a fun & Faith tour, with free-time built into the itinerary for an afternoon stroll, shopping and picture-taking. Plus, you will doubtless have the opportunity for some of the fun and exciting evening musical events featuring the colorfully dressed flamenco dancers and the fiery rhythm of the Spanish guitars.

Cost for the International Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal tour: $3599 per person from Chicago. Space on this tour is limited! I therefore encourage you to complete the reservation form and submit your $400.00 deposit as soon as possible. Let your friends know quickly so they are not left out. Places will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

 

St. Francis, A Sculptor, A Garden

November 04, 2017 / Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mic Carlson will share his story greatly inspired by St. Francis of Assisi. His bronze sculptures gently guide the landscape of the St. Francis Sculpture Garden and bring to life the zeal of St. Francis. Hear directly from the artist and share in his story as you journey through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden, a place of reflection and healing.

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
– St. Francis of Assisi

 

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  • Presenter: Mic Carlson, Sculptor
  • Date: Saturday 11/04/2017
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden, Dominican Center at Marywood
  • Cost: $15.00

Tuesday Tabletalk: Healing Steps on the Journey From Patriarchy

November 07, 2017 / Tuesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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Join us on November 7 for the Tuesday Tabletalk: Healing Steps on the Journey from Patriarchy. Across faith traditions and vocations, women continually face inequalities and injustices perpetuated by systemic patriarchy.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Contemplative Learning Program | Speakers for Tuesday Tabletalk: Healing Steps on the Journey From Patriarchy | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIHear from a panel of women from various religious traditions and professional vocations engaging in a facilitated discussion about their experiences in facing, navigating and overcoming barriers, assumptions, stereotypes, mansplaining, and power dynamics in male-dominated or male-privileged environments.

Students, use the coupon code studenttabletalk for $10.00 off at checkout!

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  • Presenter: Zahabia Ahmed-Usmani, Muslim Board Chair of the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance, Dr. Winifred Eshragh, MD, Bahá’í Retired Physician of Grand Rapids , Shuji Valdene Mintzmyer, Buddhist Spiritual Leader of the Just Sit Zendo Community in Grand Rapids, Faye Richardson-Green, Christian Executive Director of Partners for a Racism-Free Community
  • Date: Tuesday 11/07/2017
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Cost: $20.00

Exploring Zentangle®: An Introduction

November 09, 2017 / Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Described as a form of artistic meditation, the Zentangle Method allows you to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns and learning techniques and basic steps of creating an original Zentangle tile. Discover how this artistic expression requires staying in the present, helps us to see beauty in mistakes as there are no erasers, and gently disengages us from the stressors of the day. No art experience is needed to participate in this program. Beginners are welcome!

Cost includes materials.

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  • Cost: $35.00

Reflective Film Series: The Other Son

November 10, 2017 / Friday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Contemplative Learning Program | Reflective Film Series | Film Reel | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIIn November’s Reflective Film, The Other Son, two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. Rated PG-13.

Join the Dominican Center community for popcorn, soda, and conversation.

The film series is co-sponsored by the Dominican Associates. Special thanks to Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate for her generosity.

  • Date: Friday 11/10/2017
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
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Spirituality and the Enneagram

November 18, 2017 / Saturday, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Learning Programs

Understanding others through the lens of your basic enneagram orientation enables you to enrich relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. Through self-exploration and group discussion, the gifts to enrich relationships will be discovered. We will unfold throughout the session the cause of tension in relationships as the intersection between gift and illusion unfold. This session is designed for those who have taken the basic introduction to the Enneagram.

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  • Cost: $75.00

Advent Icon Retreat: Mary, Bearer of Light

November 27, 2017 / Monday - December 01, 2017 / Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Join us for Advent Icon Retreat: Mary, Bearer of Light. For followers of Christ, Advent is a season of preparation for the arrival of holy peace, perfect love, and true compassion to light up our hearts with spiritual joy. Sacred icons are images of those whose hearts were on fire with this joy. These images reflect God’s love.

Mary’s light is like that of the moon,
totally reflected from the sun, the Son of God.
– Peter Kreeft

During the Advent Icon Retreat, Mary, Bearer of Light, will be the image that will help us bring this light to our present day. Reflection, prayer, contemplative creativity, and gentle instruction will guide participants in painting this image on a 9” X 12” board. Beginner and experienced artists welcome. No previous painting experience required. Paint, brushes and supplies are included.

The price for this retreat is $450.00 which includes a single occupancy room and meals. To register for this option, please call 616-514-3325. To register for just the retreat and meals but not an overnight room, the price is $350.00 and you can click the register button below.

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  • Presenter: Diane Hamel
  • Date: Monday 11/27/2017 - Friday 12/01/2017
  • Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Cost: $350.00

Centering Zengems

December 02, 2017 / Saturday, 9:00am - 11:00am

Learning Programs

In the Centering Zengems program, take time to slow down and refocus mind and heart before the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Learn how to make beautiful hand drawn gemstones surrounded by Zentangle patterns, and incorporate words and phrases of peace. This is a personal gift to you or for you to share. It is a gift that serves as a gentle reminder of the peace that resides within us.

*Prerequisite: Exploring Zentangle – or – Introduction to Zentangle

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  • Cost: $35.00

A Global Expression of Hope & Peace

December 06, 2017 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for A Global Expression of Hope & Peace, an evening filled with songs of hope and justice; prayers for peace and unity; and the sharing of sacred stories that embrace the beauty of all creation and inspire our common humanity.

The Lord gives his people strength.
The Lord blesses them with peace.
– Psalm 29:11

  • Date: Wednesday 12/06/2017
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Cost: $20.00

Live Nativity

December 16, 2017 / Saturday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

On December 16, join with us for a Live Nativity. The word Nativity means the occasion of one’s birth. Through the reenactment of the Nativity of Jesus, we remember the hope and love His birth promised.

For unto us a child is born. Unto us a son is given.
– Isaiah 9:6

We gather with Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, shepherds, wise men and women, and animals who witnessed Jesus’s birth on that most Holy night. Enjoy this family event.

  • Cost: $0.00

Tomorrow I Will Come: O Antiphons

December 17, 2017 / Sunday - December 23, 2017 / Saturday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

O Antiphons is a seven-day prayer that is an ancient Christian ritual in preparation for the coming of the Light of the World. Each evening begins with a contemplative candlelight procession, then moves into the singing of hymns and psalms; the proclamation of scripture; and a reflection on the theme of each sacred evening. Join us in union with the global community, as we wait in holy anticipation.

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying
I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD:
He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,
But shall have the light of life.
– John 8:12

Free to the community – all are welcome. Come to one or all evenings.

DEC 17: O Sapientia ~ Wisdom

DEC 18: O Adonai ~ Lord and Ruler

DEC 19: O Radix Jesse ~ Root of Jesse

DEC 20: O Clavis David ~ Key of David

DEC 21: O Oriens ~ Dawn of the East

DEC 22: O Rex Gentium ~ King of the Gentiles

DEC 23: O Emmanuel ~ God With Us

  • Date: Sunday 12/17/2017 - Saturday 12/23/2017
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Dominican Center Chapel
  • Cost: $0.00

Crossing Borders: Migration Theology and the Human Journey

January 15, 2018 / Monday - March 05, 2018 / Monday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Learning Programs

Immigration is one of the most critical and controversial issues of our day, affecting not only our own country, but countries around the world.

The greatest nations are defined by how they treat their weakest inhabitants.
– Jorge Ramos

Through reading and reflection, group discussion and discovery, prayer and action, together we all can open ourselves to being informed, formed, and transformed on this topic that is central to Christian identity and affects so many of our brothers and sisters around the world.

Series Dates:

January 15

January 22

January 29

February 5

February 12

February 19

February 26

March 5

Program developed by Just Faith Ministries

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  • Cost: $175.00

Guiding Directed Retreats Practicum

January 17, 2018 / Wednesday - May 16, 2018 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Learning Programs

The Guiding Directed Retreats Practicum is for experienced spiritual directors who feel a call to journey with directees in a retreat setting. Our focus is on exploring the dynamics of daily prayer and movement on retreat, using the insights of Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and David Benner.

Series Dates:

January 17

February 21

March 21

April 18

May 16

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  • Cost: $250.00