Dominican Center at Marywood Director
Email : email@example.com
Phone : 616.514.3360
Margarita Solis-Deal has served as director of Dominican Center at Marywood since May 2015. She is daily inspired by the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids and is blessed by the village that contributes to advancing the mission of Dominican Center. She remains spiritually hopeful and is grounded in her belief in a loving God that surpasses all understanding.
- Master of Science, Social Administration
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, Ohio
Major: Social Work
- Bachelor of Arts
The University of Akron - Akron, Ohio
Major: Social Work
- Associate of Arts
Lorain County Community College - Elyria, Ohio
- Dominican Center at Marywood, Director
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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West Palm Beach, Florida
- Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry
- Indiana University/Bradford Woods, General Manager and Associate Instructor
- Lorain, Ohio
- Reflection writer for Saint Monica Daily Reflections
One of Margarita's spiritual inspirations is Jean Donovan, one of the four churchwomen murdered by the Salvadoran military in 1980 during that country’s vicious civil war. Her short-lived life was guided by a calling she felt a strong need to answer. Her zeal for the people she met in El Salvador and her commitment as a laywoman to join the Cleveland Diocese mission team, inspired Margarita when she heard of Jean's story as a 20-year old. Being from northern Ohio, Jean Donovan's story moved quickly through the Cleveland Diocese. Her story in Ana Carrigan's book, Salvador Witness: The Life And Calling of Jean Donovan continues to inspire Margarita today.
Journeying and caring for her mother while Alzheimer's slowly overshadowed her mother's mind and memories - yet, could never take her spirit.
Early morning prayers, morning coffee, photographing beauty, immersion experiences into diverse cultures, walks that feel like workouts. and just being with her husband, Darryl Deal.
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, edited by Sahm Venter