Dominican Sisters of Marywood

April 01, 2019
Being born and raised in a Catholic family, I always felt great respect and admiration for Catholic Sisters. My grandmother would share how incredibly blessed was the family whose daughter chose the path of religious life, and although I did not attend Catholic school, I do remember going to Sunday...
May 30, 2018
It always is a bit intimidating to realize just how much time has passed. The seasons in Michigan have been changing rapidly, and along with it a series of endings for many of the projects I have been working on, Sister Story being one of them. In the reflection of the experience, I have realized...
May 16, 2018
As the semester comes to a close, I have begun to reflect on the SisterStory independent-study course. At Aquinas College, Dr. Dunham Strand, Professor Chamberlain, and Sister Barbara Hansen worked with my fellow classmate, Marissa, and me to take what we had learned throughout the course and apply...
April 24, 2018
Sister Helen and I meet once a week, every Monday at 1:30 pm. After we finished the recording process with one another, we continued to meet, both eager to continue a connection we felt was only growing stronger. In those moments, I come as I am. Some weeks I am too sick to meet, and Sister Helen...
April 23, 2018
March was a busy and blessed month! It was an honor and privilege to interview Sister Bernice. Before the interview, Sister Bernice showed me pictures and newspaper clippings from her time in New Mexico. She was beaming with pride, joy, and love for her communities and parishes. I am eager for...
March 02, 2018
From the moment I enter the Dominican Center at Marywood, Sister Bernice always brightens up my day. It has been both an honor and joy to get to know Sister Bernice! One of my favorite ways Sister Bernice and I have gotten to know one another is by touring part of the Dominican Center at...
February 28, 2018
I always knew that I would learn so much from the Sisters.  Upon entering Aquinas College, a small Dominican Catholic college in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I found myself surrounded by a plentiful amount of strong women. The founders of our school were The Dominican Sisters of Marywood, whose...