During this time of pandemic, we invite you to join the Dominican Center community via our online offerings. See our virtual contemplative learning program offerings here.

Our thoughts go to the communities where COVID-19 has taken lives and is stressing caregivers and resources. Please keep them in your prayers.

Together, we can all help limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus - and help protect the vulnerable and elderly people around us.

Dominican Center at Marywood has taken steps to protect the health and wellbeing of Sister residents at Marywood – as well as visitors to the Marywood campus. Please check back for ongoing updates. Below are details regarding Dominican Center at Marywood conferences and retreats, contemplative learning programs, Bookstore, Art Gallery, and other sacred spaces that share environments with the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids.

UPDATE As of March 13, 2020


  • This includes choir, musicians, prayer, Taize, Lectio, Centering Prayer, Meditation Chapel, all personal prayer practices at Marywood.
  • Friends and family of Sisters
  • Associates
  • Sunday Assembly is canceled until further notice
  • Our chapels are closed to outside visitors

As of March 12, 2020

In an effort to mitigate the risks of spreading COVID-19, we are taking the following actions:

Conference Center Event Reservations. Organizations that have booked with Dominican Center will be contacted directly to discuss event postponement and rescheduling details.

Most Dominican Center spring and summer programs are canceled or postponed with the exception of virtual offerings. Programs may be rescheduled at another time. If you are registered for a program, you will receive an email directly from Dominican Center regarding your registrations.

All Spiritual Direction appointments at Dominican Center are suspended. Please contact your spiritual director directly regarding alternative ways to receive spiritual direction. Dominican Center is communicating with Spiritual Directors to encourage them to find alternative ways to meet with their directees.

All day and overnight retreat rooms are closed. Dominican Center will contact people with reservations. Future personal day and retreat bookings will be suspended until further notice.

The Dominican Center Bookstore and Art Gallery are closed until further notice.

In faith,
Margarita Solis-Deal, Director