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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Because of Dominicans, I am …

    Because of Dominicans, I am …

    May 26, 2020

    On an evening in March 2020, Dominican Center celebrated the ministry of Spiritual Direction. Spiritual Directors gathered to reconnect and to reflect on the impact the ministry has on their lives and on the lives of those with whom they walk. Spiritual Director Esther Yff-Prins shared this reflection; may her powerful message enrich your own […]

  • Insights and Wisdom Regarding My Spiritual Direction Ministry

    Insights and Wisdom Regarding My Spiritual Direction Ministry

    April 13, 2020

    This post is part of Dominican Center's series Stay in the Light ~ Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic. At Dominican Center, we believe we are prayer in action, and that connection, contemplation, and creativity will see us through these unsettling times and help us find and be in light. We invite you […]

  • PODCAST: A Conversation With Ruth Haley Barton

    PODCAST: A Conversation With Ruth Haley Barton

    July 16, 2019

    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. Ruth Haley Barton is founding president and CEO of the Transforming Center. As a retreat leader, spiritual director, and author, she has inspired others for […]

  • That Which You are Seeking is Seeking you

    That Which You are Seeking is Seeking you

    November 26, 2018

    That which you are seeking is seeking you. ~ Rumi   This quote from Rumi is a favorite at Dominican Center. Mercy. God’s compassion and kindness, to us as favored, beloved children. Not getting what we deserve; receiving more than we can imagine. Mercy is a gift from God, surprising us with wonders that we […]