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  • Interim Director Named at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    Interim Director Named at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    December 20, 2021

    Welcome to Michael Wood, Interim Director, for Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College "We are very excited to welcome Michael Wood as interim director," announced Diane Zerfas, Center for Spirituality coordinator for Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College. "He has a servant’s heart and brings his expertise in finance and stewardship to this exciting new […]

  • O Wisdom “Seek wisdom, look around, see it everywhere”

    O Wisdom “Seek wisdom, look around, see it everywhere”

    December 17, 2021

    Wisdom is better than jewelry; no treasures can compare with her. Oh! Wisdom, how we need you now more than ever! You, Sophia, the breath, the power of God, the feminine face of God. Come and show your people the way to salvation. Below, the reading from Proverbs is one of several books of wisdom […]

  • Dominican Center ~ New Place, New Name, New Opportunities

    Dominican Center ~ New Place, New Name, New Opportunities

    December 15, 2021

    A Message From Sister Diane Zerfas Dear Friends, You are an important part of who we are! So we want to share some exciting news — and pictures! We Are Moving! Dominican Center at Marywood, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, is moving west down the street from the Marywood Campus at […]

  • Dominican Center at Marywood Relocating to Aquinas College

    Dominican Center at Marywood Relocating to Aquinas College

    December 13, 2021

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – December 13, 2021 . . . Dominican Center at Marywood, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, is moving west down the street from the Marywood Campus at 2025 Fulton Street East to the Aquinas College campus at 1700 Fulton Street East. “Come January 3, 2022, Dominican Center Marywood […]

  • Connecting Creativity and Spirituality

    Connecting Creativity and Spirituality

    November 19, 2021

    Art and creativity are integral in every religion. From sacred pictures and symbols to singing and dancing, art is used in service to prayer and meditation. Our creativity makes for an instinctive and essential channel for expressing and connecting with the Divine. When we create art, we follow where the Creator leads and gives form […]

  • A Thanksgiving Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Prayer

    November 18, 2021

    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhart, Dominican theologian and mystic   Today, we lift our minds and hearts in Thanksgiving. For the Gift of Life: its births, deaths, and rebirths that foster our growth, its letting go and holding on […]

  • ADVENTure ~ Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    ADVENTure ~ Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    November 9, 2021

    Our annual ADVENTure event with the Dominican Sisters and friends is a free online Zoom event on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 7:00 pm. Please join us for an ADVENTure filled with joy, hope, and promise. Through prayer, songs, and words of encouragement, we will celebrate all that is good in our world, and in […]

  • Everything is as it Should Be

    Everything is as it Should Be

    October 28, 2021

    Acceptance is the currency of love. ~ Teal Swan Everything is as it should be is a sentiment sometimes viewed as outrageous — profane, even. When we are inundated with news from around the globe — and from right here at home — that includes senseless shootings, the COVID-19 crisis, harrowing acts of war, a […]

  • A Message from Sandra Delgado, Prioress, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    A Message from Sandra Delgado, Prioress, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    September 16, 2021

    Dear Friends, We are all beginning to feel relief from more than 18 months of isolation and distance from our families, friends, colleagues, worshipping communities, and all who have a role in our lives. Our lives came to a halt from one day to the next. While we maintained ‘social distancing’ from the world around […]

  • Apprentice Presence at Dominican Center

    Apprentice Presence at Dominican Center

    August 19, 2021

    Dominican Center initiated the role of apprentices in 2019. Apprentices have already participated in our programs and now are immersing themselves in the Dominican spirit: hospitality, invitation, and contemplation in support of our formation team. Currently, Amanda Dobson has been working with Carmelita Switzer OP in Foundations in Spirituality. Andy Rebollar has joined Diane Zerfas […]