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Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

About Us

Our congregation, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, is an apostolic community of vowed women religious. We respond to a call to live our commitment made in baptism: to grow in the love of God. Through ministry, community, study, and prayer we share Christ’s message — redemptive love that reflects God’s desire for a just world.

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The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, based in Michigan, are an apostolic community dedicated to living out their baptismal commitment through ministry, community, study, and prayer. They strive to share Christ's message of love and justice, working towards systemic change and the common good.

Ministry Work
The sisters engage in a variety of ministries, including education, healthcare, and social justice advocacy. They operate the Dominican Center at Marywood, which offers spiritual direction, retreats, and educational programs. Their international missions extend to Chimbote, Peru, where they support healthcare and educational initiatives. Additionally, they are deeply committed to environmental stewardship and advocate for systemic changes to address social injustices.

Daily Life and Mission
Daily life for the Dominican Sisters revolves around the Four Pillars of Dominican life: prayer, study, community, and ministry. Communal prayers, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, are integral to their spiritual practice. They dedicate time to personal study and reflection to deepen their understanding of faith and justice issues. The sisters live in community, sharing meals, resources, and mutual support, which fosters a sense of unity and collaboration. Their active ministries, such as teaching, healthcare, and social justice work, are informed by their prayer and study, ensuring a holistic approach to their mission.

Their mission is deeply rooted in the charism of preaching, which they live out by being a prophetic voice for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. They are committed to building relationships with people from all cultures, lifestyles, and economic backgrounds, and they strive to seek right relationships with the Earth and all its creatures.

Vision and Goals
The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids aim to foster spiritual growth, education, and social justice, offering supportive environments for holistic development. Through their diverse ministries, they strive to transform lives and communities, promoting the values of the Gospel. Their dedication to prayer, community life, and service ensures they remain a vibrant source of inspiration, working tirelessly towards a just and compassionate world.

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