Sorry, no search results were found.

Spiritual Companioning: Acting with Holy Presence

September 10, 2019 / Tuesday - May 21, 2020 / Thursday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Featured Programs

Explore what it means to live in the presence of a loving God and to care and be in service to others with compassionate wisdom gained from Spiritual Companioning.

Do you feel a longing to deepen your faith? Continual spiritual formation is a wonderful path to living more spiritually in your life and in the world. Spiritual Companioning deepens our sacred presence by examining how we listen to ourselves and others with our ears always attuned to the Spirit, compassionate and loving. Through this 9-month study, experience, learn processes and practices in contemplative listening, writing, and group sharing,

Are you ready to deepen your capacity to be present to yourself and to others with a discerning mind and heart? Are you ready to discover true peace as you learn to listen without judgment? This spiritual formation experience cultivates an understanding of how to listen and recognize the holy within the context of our lives and in the context of personal transformation, cultural traditions, societal changes, and global concerns. 

Dates
The Spiritual Companioning program meets Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • September 10, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • December 17, 2019
  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • April 14, 2020
  • May 12, 2020

Cost: $475/year, plus book fees

Prerequisite: Foundations in Spirituality or Foundations in Wisdom

For more information, please visit our Spiritual Companioning page.

  • Cost: $475.00

JustEngagement: The Advocate Within You

September 12, 2019 / Thursday - November 07, 2019 / Thursday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Featured Programs

JustEngagement: The Advocate Within You is a program dedicated to understanding how advocacy and organizing impact systemic change – and uncovering insight into your own advocate self. JustFaith Ministries Logo / JustEngagement: The Power to Change and Transform InjusticeAdvocacy takes many forms, and your role as an advocate may look very different than that of another. Rooted in Catholic social teaching, discover justice in Gospel living. Called by our Christian faith to walk in right relationship with those living in the margins and in vulnerable situations, we walk this path of learning together.

We will spend eight sessions finding our voice in the face of injustices and learn tools and strategies we can use to help advocate and organize. Every contemplative action raises our hope that we CAN transform the world one action at a time. This program was developed by JustFaith Ministries.

God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
- Micah 6:8

 

 

Cost: $120 / $90 faith leaders (use the code ENGAGE at checkout if you are a faith leader)
Includes two books, program guide with extensive readings and prayers, an immersion experience, and refreshments.

Dates:

  • September 19, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • October 3, 2019
  • October 10, 2019
  • October 17, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • November 7, 2019
  • November 14, 2019

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Evangelization

  • Presenter: Margarita Solis-Deal, Dominican Center Director
  • Date: Thursday 09/12/2019 - Thursday 11/07/2019
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $120.00

Children Between Borders

October 05, 2019 / Saturday, 8:45am - 3:00pm

Featured Programs

In this contemplative program, Children Between Borders, we will shine a light on the innocent children are who are caught in the chaos of toxic politics and the debate on immigration. As we grapple with horrifying images of “kids in cages," confusion abounds over what can be done.  

This program takes an in-depth look at the issue with a focus on how U.S. immigration and asylum policy impacts the youngest and most vulnerable. 

Lindsey Rosa shares her first-hand accounts of the situation at the U.S. border with Mexico and gives historical and political context to the issue. With years of experience working directly with unaccompanied minors and children separated from their families, Lindsey will explain the impact of recent policy changes and guide us in exploring solutions. Along with Lindsey, Laura Oteto will share her experiences and trials as a case manager working to reunify immigrant children with their families.

Come to learn and engage in an honest and informed discussion. Where will your heart lead you?  

Registration: 8:30 am
Program: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $25 / $15 for those who work with and on behalf of the immigrant community (use discount code BORDERS when registering)

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy.

  • Cost: $25.00

Loving-Kindness Meditation: How It Can Heal What Ails Us

October 09, 2019 / Wednesday, 8:45am - 12:00pm

Featured Programs

The loving-kindness meditation is based on metta, the Pali term for unconditional friendliness, or loving-kindness, and is a form of blessing/meditation practice. It is sourced in the Buddhist tradition, yet versions of it are found in many spiritual traditions, including Judaism and Celtic Christianity. It is an interspiritual practice that supports many theologies.

Practice loving-kindness wherever you may go.
― Heather Wolf

Metta is a sitting meditation/prayer form and takes us through six levels of blessing: one's self, benefactors, loved ones, neutral others, difficult others, and ultimately wishing all earthly beings and creatures safety and happiness. This practice opens our hearts to ourselves and others in profound ways.

Registration: 8:45 am
Program: 9:00 am - Noon

FD: Spirituality

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

  • Cost: $45.00

We Come Forth from Love Retreat

October 26, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Featured Programs

~ Facilitated by Dominican Center Contemplative Retreat Team with Webinar Presentations by Richard Rohr, OFM, and Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, PhD ~

In the We Come Forth from Love Retreat, we invite you to listen to the wisdom of Rohr and Lewis awakening us to God’s love and to the original goodness within each of us. Their wisdom, in these webinars, encourages us to be present to transitional spaces in our lives and to know with confidence that God is present in all things. The retreat will include time for contemplation and shared dialog in community.

These original webinars were produced at The Universal Christ Conference in March 2019 and were made available to Dominican Center at Marywood as a result of a new collaboration with the Center for Action and Contemplation.

 

... And everything in between is a school for love. - Father Richard Rohr, OFM

---

Presenter | Jacqueline Lewis PhD | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MILiminal spaces are those spaces between the now and the not yet, between what we know and what we don't know, between how we've always believed and the things that might be emerging in us. I want to invite people into Liminal Spaces, not as sites of terror, but as spaces to be approached with holy curiosity, and faith that God is there. - Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy.

  • Cost: $35.00

Reclaiming Your Original Goodness

November 09, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am

Featured Programs

What can life look and feel like when you commit to Reclaiming your Original Goodness?

You were created in the image of the Divine, a temple of Sacred Wisdom, graced to live with an opening mind.
This is FAITH.

You were created in the image of the Son, a sanctuary of Sacred Love, graced to live with an opening heart.
This is LOVE.

You were created in the image of the Spirit, an instrument of Sacred Instinct, graced to live with an opening will.
This is HOPE.

Join others in awakening your curiosity, accessing your compassion, and igniting your commitment for the benefit of all.

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy.

  • Cost: $20.00

O Antiphons: The Tradition and Significance

December 07, 2019 / Saturday, 9:00am - 11:30am

Featured Programs

Join the Dominican Center community for O ’Antiphons: The Tradition and Significance. Advent calls us to prepare, listen, and pray with intention.

The O Antiphons are short, Scripture-based Advent prayers from the Middle Ages that are part of the prayer of the Church in the Liturgy of the Hours. They address Jesus using titles from various prophecies before His birth.

Our experience of prayer can be enriched as we better understand the origin and history of the tradition, the meaning of the titles we use for Jesus, and the meaning for our lives and the world now. We unite ourselves with the spirit of the Prayer of the Church as we use these antiphons in our personal prayer and meditation, in praying the Liturgy of the Hours, or in joining the Sister in praying them in the Dominican Chapel at Marywood.

You are welcome to bring your Bible if you wish to do so. or you may use one of the Bibles at Dominican Chapel.

  • Cost: Free Will Offering (Suggested Donation $20.00)
    $

O’Antiphons ~ Tomorrow I Will Come, An Advent Sacred Tradition

December 17, 2019 / Tuesday - December 23, 2019 / Monday, 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Featured Programs

O' Antiphons is a seven-day prayer that is an ancient Christian ritual in preparation for the coming of the Light of the World ... Jesus. 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.

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: Tuesday 12/17/2019 - Monday 12/23/2019
  • Time: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Journey into Silence Retreat: Rising from Winter (4-Day Retreat in Conway, MI)

March 26, 2020 / Thursday - March 29, 2020 / Sunday

Featured Programs

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet, sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A spiritual director will be here to companion with you on this silent retreat.

This retreat is held at the Augustine Center Retreat House. The center is a retreat house welcoming individuals and groups for ongoing formation, education, and spirituality. The Augustine Center is located in Conway, Michigan, on the northern border of Petoskey.

$335: Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room. Space is limited. Financial scholarships are available. Call to request information.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $335.00

Journey into Silence Retreat: Holy Week Retreat at Dominican Center

April 09, 2020 / Thursday - April 12, 2020 / Sunday

Featured Programs

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A Spiritual Director will be here to companion with you.

$335: Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room. Space is limited. Financial scholarships are available. Call to request information.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy.

FD: Spirituality

 

Journey into Silence Retreat: Awakening to Spring at Dominican Center

April 30, 2020 / Thursday - May 03, 2020 / Sunday

Featured Programs

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet, sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A Spiritual Director will be here to companion with you during this silent retreat.

$335: Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room. Space is limited. Financial scholarships are available. Call to request information.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy.

FD: Spirituality

Journey into Silence Retreat: Summer Peace (6-Day Retreat in Conway, MI)

June 21, 2020 / Sunday - June 26, 2020 / Friday

Featured Programs

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet, sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A spiritual director will be here to companion with you on this summer silent retreat.

This retreat is held at the Augustine Center Retreat House. The center is a retreat house welcoming individuals and groups for ongoing formation, education, and spirituality. The Augustine Center is located in Conway, Michigan, on the northern border of Petoskey.

Cost: $465. Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room. Space is limited. Financial scholarships are available. Call to request information.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $465.00