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Chair Yoga on Tuesday Mornings

December 18, 2018 / Tuesday - March 12, 2019 / Tuesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

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.

Please note that we will not be having Tuesday morning Chair Yoga on December 25 and January 1 due to the holidays. DCM will be closed on those days.

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Lectio Divina ~ Every Wednesday

December 19, 2018 / Wednesday - December 18, 2019 / Wednesday, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Learning Programs

Lectio Divina is a way of praying the Scriptures so that the Word of God may penetrate our hearts. This prayerful practice is a blend of silence and slow, prayerful reading of Scripture.

Occurs every Wednesday from 12:00 - 12:30 pm.

 

  • Date: Wednesday 12/19/2018 - Wednesday 12/18/2019
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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Chair Yoga on Thursday Evenings

December 20, 2018 / Thursday - February 28, 2019 / 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.

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Gentle Yoga on Thursday Evenings

December 20, 2018 / Thursday - February 28, 2019 / Thursday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Learning Programs

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

December 20, 2018 / Thursday - February 28, 2019 / Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Learning Programs

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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Contemplative Interspiritual Group

January 14, 2019 / Monday - April 08, 2019 / Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Join this contemplative interspiritual group that practices interspiritual and interfaith companioning. We will explore and participate in contemplative practices from global faith traditions to move us in deeper union with the Divine. All faith traditions welcome.

In collaboration with Kaufman Interfaith Institute.

Dates:

  • January 14, 2019
  • February 11, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • April 8, 2019

Cost: Free-will offering

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: Free Will Offering
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Surrender to Love

January 16, 2019 / Wednesday - May 15, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

David Benner’s book Surrender to Love invites us to discover and explore the HEART of Christian spirituality - LOVE.  Each month we will read, ponder, and reflect together on this gentle invitation to find the Perfect Love that surrounds us and participate in the very life of God.

Surrender to Love Book Study | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIHow shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good done for me?
~ Psalm 116

Dates::

  • January 16, 2019
  • February 20, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • May 15, 2019

Cost includes book.

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  • Cost: $75.00

Soul Care: Transformation for Faith Leaders

January 23, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Dr. Ruth Haley Barton ministers to the soul care needs of pastors and leaders based on her conviction that the best thing we bring to leadership is our own transforming selves. Dr. Barton is the founding president and CEO of the Transforming Center. As a retreat leader, spiritual director, and author, she inspired others for more than 20 years.

Spiritual transformation is central to the message of the gospel and therefore central to the mission of the church.
― Ruth Haley Barton
Life Together in Christ, Experience Transformation in Community


Dominican Center welcomes The Invitation, a podcast produced by Josh Banner,Join us as Josh Banner, spiritual director and creator of The Invitation, moderates a conversation with Dr. Ruth Haley Barton. This conversation will be recorded, produced, and published online by The Invitation as a podcast so that others around the world can benefit from formation resources at Dominican Center.

This is a wonderful faith team retreat opportunity.

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  • Cost: $35.00

Human Trafficking Touches All Our Lives

January 26, 2019 / Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Human trafficking touches all our lives - and it exists right here in West Michigan. In fact, men, women, and children in the United States and throughout the world are exploited in what is recognized as one of the greatest human rights tragedies of our time. Who are they? Children and teenagers lured from online chat rooms and groomed by teams of people who misidentify as friends and mentors. Adults misled into migrating to the United States in search of better lives, who are then enslaved and forced to work for little or no pay. Others are forced into drug addiction and prostitution.

Being aware of human trafficking is our best defense. Come ready to learn how the human trafficking machine is hiding in plain sight – and what you can do to be aware – and how faith and compassion can guide our response to those who are victimized.

Program in collaboration with the Human Trafficking Committee of the Dominican Sisters

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  • Date: Saturday 01/26/2019
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Cost: $15.00

A Prayer Service for the End of Human Trafficking

January 27, 2019 / Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids invite the West Michigan community to join us in prayer for those who have been harmed and for those who are in harm's way due to human trafficking.  We will take time to pray for West Michigan and the world to face this challenge with courage, dignity and compassion.

Please wear blue as a sign of solidarity for all those who are suffering and for all who are working to end human trafficking.

Please register.

FD: Spirituality

  • Date: Sunday 01/27/2019
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
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Guiding Directed Retreats Practicum

January 28, 2019 / Monday - May 06, 2019 / Monday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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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 28, 2019
  • February 4, 2019
  • March 4, 2019
  • April 1, 2019
  • May 6, 2019

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  • Cost: $250.00

Sacred Self-Care

January 29, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Sacred Self-Care focuses on learning to care for yourself as a sacred practice, which invites you to honor your whole being, body, mind, and spirit. Practicing self-care is a way of connecting with your true self amidst the stress and struggles of life.

Join Susan for this contemplative program to deepen your awareness of this sacred practice. Together, we will explore, discuss, and learn several easy-to-use self-care techniques including breathing practices, guided meditation, and gentle yoga.

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
- Eleanor Brownn

Deepen your awareness of this sacred practice and learn several easy-to-use self-care techniques.

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  • Cost: $35.00

Introducing and Exploring Zentangle® (January 2019)

January 31, 2019 / Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle Method is a form of artistic expression and meditation that allows you to create beautiful images using techniques of drawing structured patterns and reflective prompts. No previous art experience required.

In Introducing and Exploring Zentangle, learn the benefits of the Zentangle Drawing Method, as well as techniques and basic steps of creating a Zentangle work of art. Discover the gifts of relaxation, expanded awareness, enhanced focus, new practices for problem-solving, and uncover new ways to see beauty and to embrace the unexpected.

A wonderful way for a person to grow in a quiet meditative atmosphere, expressing their creativity and sharing in the process with others.
- Zentangle Participant

No art experience is needed to participate in this program. Beginners welcome! Supplies included.

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  • Cost: $35.00

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

February 09, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 12:00pm

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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 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.

Take a listen to this personal invitation from  Spiritual Guide Janice Lundy, DMin, and facilitator for Loving-Kindness Meditation.

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  • Cost: $45.00

Creative Transformation: Honoring Loss

February 20, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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In this Creative Transformation: Honoring Loss program, our work will be on recognizing, respecting, and releasing grief as a process - and often a painful one. Loss of loved ones, jobs, status, and relationships weigh heavily on our soul. This Creative Transformation workshop will help us to recognize how loss impacts us. Using a reflective and creative process, learn to acknowledge the emotions that arise in times of loss.

All the art of living lies in the fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
- Havelock Ellis

Creative Transformation programs are facilitated by Art Therapist Leara Glinzak. She is recognized as a gentle, interactive presence that guides participants through mindful, creative steps toward healing and growth in times of transition and change. No artistic experience required … only life experience.

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  • Cost: $35.00

February Reflective Film Series: Dheepan

February 22, 2019 / Friday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Film

Join us for the February Reflective Film Series, Dheepan. The film tells the story of three Tamil refugees who flee the civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka and come Contemplative Learning Program | Reflective Film Series | Film Reel | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIto France, in the hope of reconstructing their lives. The film won the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It was later shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Rated R

Popcorn and soda provided.

Co-sponsored by Dominican Associates. Special thanks to Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate, for her generosity.

  • Date: Friday 02/22/2019
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
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Introduction to the Enneagram

February 23, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 4:00pm

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The Enneagram is a tool for personal and spiritual growth. The identity of your personality using the Enneagram gives you a clarity to better understand yourself and the habits that guide your thoughts and behavior.  Knowing yourself is foundational for any psychological and spiritual growth toward becoming fully human and fully alive.

The Enneagram is a tool that awakens our compassion for people just as they are, not the people we wish they would become so our lives would become easier.
― Ian Morgan Cron

The workshop is designed for those new to the Enneagram and who have a desire to understand and gain wisdom of oneself in relationship to interacting with others. Includes breakfast and lunch.

  • Registration: 8:30am
  • Program: 9:00am

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  • Cost: $75.00

Cultivating a Life of Wholeness

February 26, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Cultivating a Life of Wholeness invites you to integrate both your joys and your sorrows in a way that transforms you and helps you to grow into the most joyful and loving version of yourself. Focusing on enhancing what makes you feel whole can help you live your purpose with determination, grace, and equanimity.

Join us and enter in this contemplative experience to help you deepen your awareness of wholeness. Together, we will, explore, discuss, and engage in several practices that help cultivate wholeness such as labyrinth walking, breathing techniques, and guided meditation.

The purpose of our journey is to restore ourselves to wholeness.
- Debbie Ford

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  • Cost: $35.00

Zentangle®: Found Poetry

February 27, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

In Zentangle Found Poetry, using aged pages of text, we will find and focus on words that stand out on each unique page and then create tangled works of art around them. The result will be your own unique page of poetry art.  Opportunities to add color will be available as well.

Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.

*Prerequisite: Must have completed an Exploring or Introduction to Zentangle class. TOOLS NEEDED: Please bring your standard Zentangle supplies (Micron pen, pencil, tortillon). Learn more at zentangle.com.

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FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $25.00

Write Your Heart: Anxiety

March 02, 2019 / Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Learning Programs

Join us for a transformational writing experience that focuses on a specific state of being. As you put pen to paper, observe the emotions that pour from you, discover the truth of your feelings, and allow your heart’s energy to create both art and change.

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.
- T.S. Elliot

Write Your Heart Out is a writing circle facilitated by Sandra Mitchell, coach and writer. Using stillness, writing prompts, sharing, and non-judgmental feedback, these reflective writing experiences are open to writers of all levels. From journal entries, to song lyrics, to fiction, and more, participants write in the genre they find best serves their process. Limited to eight writers.

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  • Cost: $35.00

Cultivating Nonviolence, Harvesting Peace

March 04, 2019 / Monday - May 22, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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Rooted in Jesus’ radical teachings of nonviolence, this 8-week program takes participants through explorations from self-focused nonviolence to what nonviolence can look like on a national or global scale.  Our faith call us to respond to being peace for this world.  Our faith calls us to move from indifference to action.  Take a list to Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr as he calls us to do our part.  

The program will guide us in understanding nonviolence both on a local level and global.  Through prayer, mind- and heart-opening readings and videos, spiritual exercises, dialogue, and invitations to action, participants will have a clearer understanding of how their involvement to a more peaceful world makes a difference.  And how faith strengthens us in our resolve to do so.  

Cost: $80
Student Rate: $40
Cost includes book and immersion experience

Program Dates:

  • March 4, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • March 18, 2019
  • March 25, 2019
  • April 1, 2019
  • April 8, 2019
  • April 15, 2019
  • April 22, 2019

Program developed by JustFaith Ministries

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Cost: $80.00

Spirituality Through A Camera Lens

March 05, 2019 / Tuesday - May 14, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

In Spirituality Through a Camera Lens discover the sacred in each other and in everyday moments. Being still to frame a moment in time requires us to slow down and to notice. In capturing a photo, the photographer is intentional. When photographing people, we learn to engage, develop trust, connect, and lean into each other.

It's less what the eye sees and more what the soul feels.
- unknown

This program gently guides you in seeing the holy that surrounds us all. Over 6 sessions, participants of all levels will be guided through artistic and technical skills of camera use; will sharpen their contemplative focus on life and living; and share sacred stories of photographs with one another.  Please bring your camera or camera cell phone to each session.

SERIES DATES
March 5, 2019
March 19, 2019
April 2, 2019
April 16, 2019
April 30, 2019
May 14, 2019

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $90.00

Lenten Prayer: Visio Divina

March 12, 2019 / Tuesday - April 09, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Visio Divina, Latin for divine seeing, is a form of prayer that uses images to open our hearts, focus our thoughts and helps us to pray with the Eyes of the Heart. Using Henri Nouwen’s Behold the Beauty of the Lord, we will spend time weekly gazing into sacred images, finding mystery and entering a space of shared contemplation of beauty that rests within us and outside of us.

Dates:

  • March 12, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • April 2, 2019
  • April 9, 2019

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  • Cost: Free Will Offering (Suggested Donation $50.00)
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The Life of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero

March 16, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am

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With Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar, ocd, from Chalatenango, El Salvador

How has Saint Oscar Romero's legacy continued to inspire and challenge others committed to a life of nonviolence and who seek to follow Christ today?

The Life of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romeo ~ A Servant of Peace | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIOne man whose heart was moved by Romero's passion and courage to speak truth to power is Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguliar, OCD, of Chalatenango El Salvador. Born and raised in El Salvador, Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar entered the Order of Discalced Carmelites and made his solemn profession in December 1995. He continued his advanced studies in philosophy and theology at leading halls of academia in South America, Spain, and Rome. He served in formation and parish leadership roles throughout Latin America and in 2016 Pope Francis appointed Fray Escobar as the new Bishop of Chalatenango. Join us as Bishop Oswaldo reflects on the life of Saint Oscar Romero and how he continues to be a sign of hope and peace to us all.

 

 

Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero, a servant of peace, served three short years as Archbishop of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador in Central The Life of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romeo ~ A Servant of Peace | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIAmerica. As a shepherd to the people, he was an outspoken advocate against violence and systemic injustice and for the rights of the most oppressed. The people grieved deeply when he was assassinated on March 24, 1980.

Let us not tire of preaching love.
- Saint Oscar Romero

This star of peace and voice of truth was gone too soon. And yet, his teachings and beliefs in nonviolence continue to be a beacon for the good today. His presence and example have influenced political, social, and faith thought leaders around the world. The canonization of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero provides us

Registration: 8:30am
The Life of Saint Oscar Romero: 
9:00am

Presentation will be in Spanish with interpretation in English.

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $15.00

La Vida de San Oscar Arnulfo Romero

March 16, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am

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Con Obispo Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar, ocd, desde Chalatenango, El Salvador
Un hombre cuyo corazón fue despertado por la pasión ye el coraje de San Oscar Romeo para hablar la verdad al poder is el Obispo Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar, ocd, de Chalentango, El Salavador. Nacido y criado en El Salvador, el Obispo Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar entró en la orden de los Carmelitas Descalzos e hizo su profesión solemne en diciembre de 1995.  Continuó sus estudios avanzados en filosofía y teología en las principales salas de la academia en Roma, España y Latinoamérica.  Sirvió en roles de formacion y liderazgo parroquial en Costa Rica, Honduras, y Guatemala y en 2016 el Papa Francisco nombró a Fray Escobar como el nuevo obispo de Chalatenango.  Únase a nosotros mientras el Obispo Oswald reflexiona sobre la vida de San Oscar Romero y cómo sigue siendo un signo de la esperanza y paz para todos nosotros.

Oscar Arnulfo Romero, siervo de paz, sirvió tres años como Arzobispo de San Salvador, capital de El Salvador en Centroamérica. Como pastor de la gente era un defensor abierto contra la violencia y la injusticia sistémica y por los derechos de los más oprimidos. El pueblo se afligió profundamente cuando fue asesinado el 24 de marzo de 1980. Esta estrella de la paz y la voz de la verdad se había ido demasiado
pronto. Y sin embargo, sus enseñanzas y creencias en la no violencia continúan siendo un faro para el bien de hoy. Su presencia y ejemplo han influido a los líderes políticos, sociales y religiosos de todo el mundo. La canonización de San Oscar Arnulfo Romero nos proporciona un ejemplo sagrado de alguien que verdaderamente amThe Life of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romeo ~ A Servant of Peace | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIó al prójimo y a Dios.

El Programa será en español con interpretación

Registración: 8:30am
El Programa empieza a las: 9:00 am

El Programa será en español/castellano con interpretación en inglés.

  • Cost: $15.00

Discover Body Peace through Gentle Nutrition

March 23, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 12:00pm

Learning Programs

Increasingly we are made aware of the impact good nutrition has on our body and spiritual health. Learn about the healing benefits of an Intuitive Plant-Based Lifestyle and how to introduce mindfulness into meal times. Learn how mindful eating can increase nutritional intake and help us move out of eating with a diet mentality. This is a great introduction to a Plant-Based lifestyle, cleanses, and a gentle step for those who are looking to lower their intake of animal products.

Each attendee will receive a free eBook developed by Sam Kalawart on plant-based eating.

Registration: 8:30am

Program: 9:00am-Noon

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  • Presenter: Sam Kalawart
  • Date: Saturday 03/23/2019
  • Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Cost: $35.00

A-MaZentangle: A Tangled Labyrinth

March 27, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Using a Zentangle Opus tile, this class will lead you on a special journey to create a tangled labyrinth. As your pen fills the paths, you may find metaphors your life in the circular twists, turns, giving you moment to pause and reflect while creating this frame-able work of art.

A wonderful way for a person to grow in a quiet meditative atmosphere, expressing their creativity and sharing in the process with others.
- Zentangle Participant

Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  . Learn more at zentangle.com

*Prerequisite: Must have completed an Exploring or Introduction to Zentangle class.

TOOLS NEEDED: Please bring your standard Zentangle supplies (Micron pen, pencil, tortillon).

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  • Cost: $25.00

March Reflective Film Series: The Square

March 29, 2019 / Friday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Film

Contemplative Learning Program | Reflective Film Series | Film Reel | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIJoin us for the March Reflective Film Series featuring The Square. In this film, a prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is The Square, an installation that invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals. Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for The Square. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Rated R

Popcorn and soda provided.

Co-sponsored by Dominican Associates. Special thanks to Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate, for her generosity.

  • Date: Friday 03/29/2019
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Dominican Praise: The Liturgy of the Hours

April 06, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am

Learning Programs

In this program, Dominican Praise: The Liturgy of the Hours, understand the nature and structure of this communal prayer that the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids pray daily.  The session will explore:

  • Praying with the Psalms.
  • Dominican Praise, which is the prayer book used by the Dominican Sisters.
  • Music in Dominican prayer.
  • The Dominican use of the body in prayer.

Please bring your Dominican Praise book if you have one. Includes continental breakfast.

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  • Presenter: Sister Joan Thomas, OP, David Lincoln, Dominican Associate
  • Date: Saturday 04/06/2019
  • Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Cost: $10.00

Transformed People, Transformed Church, Transformed World ~ with Jack Jezreel

April 13, 2019 / Saturday, 9:00am - 11:30am

Featured Programs

Transformed People, Transformed Church, Transformed World is a program led by Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries. At the core of gospel teaching is an invitation to personal transformation. It is a heart journey that the Gospel preaches, an invitation to open our JustFaith Ministries Logohearts to the hearts of others, to recognize their kinship and to respond to each other’s needs with heartfelt compassion, generosity, and care. How do we venture into this place of active love of all – especially those who have been exploited, impoverished, and abandoned?

If you want peace, work for justice. - Pope Paul  VI

We welcome Jack Jezreel, creator of JustFaith Ministries and author of a New Way to Be Church, with his powerful testimony and vision of realizing God’s healing presence in the world.

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FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $20.00

Dominican Associates Saint Series ~ Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions

April 16, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learning Programs

The Saint Series is a presentation and conversation with Dominican Associates that shines light on the many holy women and men in service of God.

Dominican Associates are non-vowed women and men who desire to practice their Christian faith in the spirit of the Dominican Order of Preachers. Interested in Dominican Associate Life? Visit grdominicans.org/associates.

  • Presenter: Mary Jo Asadorian, Dominican Associate
  • Date: Tuesday 04/16/2019
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

April Reflective Film: Yesterday

April 26, 2019 / Friday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Film

Contemplative Learning Program | Reflective Film Series | Film Reel | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIJoin us for the April Reflective Film Series, Yesterday. This film tells the story of a young mother, Yesterday, who discovers she has AIDS. Her husband, a migrant mine laborer, rejected her despite being the one that infected her. Her ambition becomes to live long enough to see her daughter, Beauty, go to school. This film is the first commercial feature-length production in Zulu.

Rated R

Soda and popcorn provided.

Co-sponsored by the Dominican Associates. Special thanks to Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate, for her generosity.

 

  • Date: Friday 04/26/2019
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Write Your Heart Out: Hope

April 27, 2019 / Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Learning Programs

Join us for transformational writing experiences that focus on a specific theme. As you put pen to paper, observe the emotions that pour from you, discover the truth of your feelings, and allow your heart’s energy to create both art and change.

Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
― Stephen King

Write Your Heart Out is a writing circle facilitated by Sandra Mitchell, coach and writer. Using stillness, writing prompts, sharing, and non-judgmental feedback, these reflective writing experiences are open to writers of all levels. From journal entries, to song lyrics, to fiction, and more, participants write in the genre they find best serves their process. Limited to eight writers.

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  • Cost: $35.00

Introducing and Exploring Zentangle®

April 30, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Learn the benefits of the Zentangle Drawing Method, as well as techniques and basic steps of creating a Zentangle work of art. Discover the gifts of relaxation, expanded awareness, enhanced focus, new practices for problem-solving, and uncover new ways to see beauty and to embrace the unexpected.

Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  Learn more at zentangle.com

A wonderful way for a person to grow in a quiet meditative atmosphere, expressing their creativity and sharing in the process with others.
- Zentangle Participant

Beginners welcome; no previous experience required.  Supplies included.

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  • Date: Tuesday 04/30/2019
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Cost: $35.00

The Rosary Flowing from Scripture

May 04, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 11:00am

Learning Programs

The Rosary has its roots in the early 1000s in the West and corresponds to the repetitive prayer of the heart, which developed in the East. Praying the Rosary is an ancient practice, yet remains a mystery to many of us.

Explore the Rosary by uncovering its roots and its relevancy as a contemporary spiritual prayer practice. We will see the mysteries from Scripture unfold as we pray the Rosary, blending vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation into the practice.

Includes Rosary and breakfast.

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  • Cost: $15.00

Mary and the Holy Spirit ~ In the Church and Contemporary Life

May 06, 2019 / Monday - May 13, 2019 / Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

In this program, Mary and the Holy Spirit ~ In the Church and Contemporary Life, explore how Mary is the most significant woman in the Christian faith. She gave birth to the Christ, the Son of God, through an act of grace and courageous generosity. Scripture and the Tradition of Christian faith speak of her. The Church speaks of her. Feminist theologians speak of her. We speak of her. Both our heads and our hearts are engaged in this process of discovering her richness, her meaning, her relationship to our contemporary life.

These two presentations will explore how we have come to know Mary and consider how she can enrich and challenge our life and faith today as disciples of Jesus the Christ in an increasingly secularized world.  Listen to this beautiful version of Mary Did You Know and contemplate on how Mary continues to be a great source of strength, faith and love.

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  • Cost: $30.00

Dominican Associates' Saint Series ~ Mother Teresa

May 22, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learning Programs

The Saint Series is a presentation and conversation with Dominican Associates that shines light on the many holy women and men in service of God.

Dominican Associates are non-vowed women and men who desire to practice their Christian faith in the spirit of the Dominican Order of Preachers. Interested in Dominican Associate Life? Visit grdominicans.org/associates.

All are welcome.

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Zentangle®: Seed to Stem

May 29, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Zentangle: Seed to Stem, is for those that love Zentangle AND color AND nature-based tangles. Prepare for spring as we explore the power of seed to grow amazing stems and tangles while we enjoy using tools of color such as chalk pencils.

Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

Zentangle teaches us not to rush and to take good care of ourselves in the present moment — after all, the present moment is all there is.
- Cathy Malchiodi, Art Therapist

*Prerequisite: Must have completed an Exploring or Introduction to Zentangle Class

TOOLS NEEDED: Please bring your standard Zentangle supplies (Micron pen, pencil, tortillon).  Learn more at zentangle.com

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  • Cost: $25.00

Zentangle®: Resistance is Beautiful

June 25, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Using a special pen-resistance technique, you will create seemingly invisible patterns that will stand out when you add color using special colored markers and water brushes. Final touches will include adding tangles and sparkle to your works of art.

Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

The Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor and model for inspiring a deliberate artistry in life.
http://zentangle.com

*Prerequisite: Must have completed an Exploring or Introduction to Zentangle class.

TOOLS NEEDED: Please bring your standard Zentangle supplies (Micron pen, pencil, tortillon).

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  • Cost: $25.00

Foundations in Wisdom: Where Spirituality, Justice & Mercy Intersect

September 21, 2019 / Saturday, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Learning Programs

Building on our connected, common humanity, Foundations in Wisdom offers the opportunity to explore spiritual practices, expand resources, and participate in shared experiences that renew one’s spiritual foundation, as well as the resolve to live in this world with compassion and to respond with contemplative service.

Martin Luther King knew that God and God alone gives us the interior resources to bear the burdens and tribulations of life, especially those that come as we fulfill our call to serve others and stand for what is right in this world. Had he not known how to move from action back into prayer - how to tap into a deeper Source than mere human activism - we would have lost him to fear and discouragement; the forces of evil would have prevailed, at least for a little while longer.
- Ruth Haley Barton, Author
MLK Jr. and the Soul of Leadership

All faith traditions and wisdom teachers are rooted in their commitment to social justice and to those living in the margins of society. The givens of our faith include being good stewards of the earth, empowering the vulnerable to live with dignity, and standing in equity with all peoples.

This spiritual formation experience guides participants toward a deeper understanding that will awaken and strengthen a commitment to justice.

  • Companion with wisdom teachers who came before us - Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, Monseñor Oscar Romero, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Teresa de Avila, St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Companion with wisdom teachers still with us - Richard Rohr, Joan Chittister, Malala Yousafzai, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Margaret Benefiel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pope Francis, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Pema Chödrön, Don Goergen, OP.
  • Companion with prophetic wisdom yet to come.
  • Journey near and far to witness and participate in the work of those making a difference in the lives of others.
  • Develop resources for cultivating the practices of meditation and contemplation in today’s world.
  • Share one’s story and have one’s story be heard through the art of holy listening and conversation.

Details

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  • Date: Saturday 09/21/2019
  • Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm