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  • Pure JOY at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    Pure JOY at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College

    May 10, 2022

    In this life, there is Just One You (JOY). You are a creator and the subject of your creation is your joyful life experience. At our recent JOY Retreat, mentors, staff, and spiritual directors with Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College invited guests to a variety of guided prayerful practices. It truly was a morning […]

  • The Yearly Return of Life: Lent

    The Yearly Return of Life: Lent

    March 2, 2022

    Is it time for Lent again? It seems like the year just flies by. No one ever says: Is it time for Spring again? We long for the melting of the ice and snow revealing the frozen ground and the dead, dried-up leaves. Because under that mulch the snowdrops and the crocuses are pushing up […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration 2021

    Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration 2021

    October 28, 2021

    Join us for the Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration as we come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Monday, November 22 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm Join this event online. The livestream will be available at www.InterfaithUnderstanding.org at the time of the event. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections, and meditation will be woven […]

  • Right Relationship ~ Anchored by the Rosary

    Right Relationship ~ Anchored by the Rosary

    October 20, 2021

    We welcome those of all faiths to deepen their spirituality through Dominican Center. Discover what prayer practices feed your soul. May you find hope and encouragement and return again and again to the sacred spaces and practices that lead to deepening spirituality and transformation. My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at […]

  • A Year in the Light ~ An Update from Dominican Center

    A Year in the Light ~ An Update from Dominican Center

    September 1, 2021

    The pandemic forced the closure of the doors of Dominican Center at Marywood on March 13, 2020. With ingenuity and courage, our Dominican Center team set into motion a plan to keep welcome lamps burning for all seeking community. Below are some highlights of this unusual year.   A Year in the Light at Dominican […]