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Dominican Center at Marywood Spirituality Programs Spiritual Direction Conference Services

Summer 2014 Dominican Center at Marywood is a ministry of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids. We share the Dominican Spirit and tradition that is at the heart of our campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Our programs are rooted in experiential prayer, shared study and community building. Open to people of different faith traditions and walks of life, Dominican Center at Marywood enriches the spiritual journey and deepens the relationship with God. Our Mission: We foster the growth and transformation of persons, communities and organizations through prayer, learning, and collaboration in an inclusive, hospitable environment.


TABLE OF CONTENTS ~ DOMINICAN CENTER AT MARYWOOD Catholic Tradition Beguines: Women Mystics of the Middle Ages.................................................................................. 4 Parables on Fire: Why Jesus Taught Almost Entirely Using Parables.................................................. 4 Practices of Prayer / Contemplation The Primary Themes of Richard Rohr............................................................................................... 4 Visual Lectio Divina.......................................................................................................................... 5 Ongoing Weekly Contemplative Prayer Groups (Lectio Divina & Centering Prayer)........................ 5 Retreats Summer Retreat for Women: Writing as Spiritual Practice.................................................................. 5 Guiding Individually Directed Retreats: A Two-Week Practicum for Spiritual Directors..................... 6 Six-day Retreat: Conway, MI.............................................................................................................. 6 Beyond Words: Icons and Prayer Retreat............................................................................................ 6 Life Stages / Human Experience General Audience • Sacred Pilgrimage I: A Way Out.............................................................................................. 7 • Sacred Pilgrimage II: A Way Through...................................................................................... 7 • Living and Dying Well............................................................................................................ 7 Programs For Men • Men’s Spirituality Breakfast: Work as an Act of Faith............................................................... 8 Programs For Women • Nature as Teacher and Healer.................................................................................................. 8 Ecumenical & Interfaith Studies & Dialogue Conspicuously Concealed: Veiling and Gender Separation among Bedouin Arab Women................. 8 Spirituality and Movement / Body Chair Yoga: Summer Series I & II...................................................................................................... 9 General Yoga: Summer Series I & II................................................................................................... 9 Walking a Sacred Path: Summer Labyrinth Walk................................................................................ 9 Upcoming in Fall of 2014......................................................................................................................... 10 Spiritual Formation.......................................................................................................................... 10 • Foundations in Spirituality.................................................................................................... 10 • Spiritual Direction Practicum (Year 1 & Year 2).................................................................... 10 • Spiritual Companioning........................................................................................................ 10 Dominican Spirituality..................................................................................................................... 11 Spiritual Direction........................................................................................................................... 11 Art Gallery .............................................................................................................................................. 12 Bookstore .............................................................................................................................................. 12 Conference Services................................................................................................................................... 13 Other Ministries on the Marywood Campus............................................................................................ 14 • Vocations and Discernment........................................................................................................ 14 • Dominican Associates................................................................................................................. 15 • Worship....................................................................................................................................... 15

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Dominican Center Hours of Operation Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm Friday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

STAFF AND CONTACT INFORMATION Dominican Center at Marywood General Information 616.514.3325 dcmreceptionists@dominicancenter.com Bookstore 616.514.3312 kprzybylski@grdominicans.org Tim Pirochta, Director, Conference Services 616.514.3346 tpirochta@grdominicans.org Diane Zerfas, OP, Director of Programs 616.514.3108 dzerfas@dominicancenter.com Carmelita Switzer, OP, Presenter/Facilitator 616.514.3334 cswitzer@grdominicans.org Rosemary Steers, Admin/Website/Social Media 616.514.3361 rsteers@dominicancenter.com Francetta McCann, OP, Art Gallery Curator 616.295.3740 fmccann@grdominicans.org Kathleen Przybylski, OP, Bookstore Manager 616.514.3354 kprzybylski@grdominicans.org Julie Schullo, Event Booking/Billing 616.514.3335 jschullo@dominicancenter.com Gretchen Sills, OP, Spiritual Direction Referral 616.514.3336 gsills@grdominicans.org Kit Fessenden, Reception Desk Coordinator 616.514.3325 cfessenden@dominicancenter.com Dominican Associates ~ Grand Rapids Mary Kay Oosdyke, OP, Director

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Vocations and Discernment Katheryn Sleziak, OP, Director

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Worship Janet Brown, OP, Director, Liturgical Life Joan Thomas, OP, Director, Liturgical Music

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Many of the programs at DCM qualify for Catechist Certification by the Diocese of Grand Rapids. They are noted with an asterisk (*CFD) followed by a category name in each course description. (CFD = Catechist Formation Dimension.)

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CATHOLIC

TRADITION

BEGUINES: WOMEN MYSTICS OF THE MIDDLE AGES 086-053 Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP and Mary Navarre, OP Day/Date/Time: Monday-Friday, June 9-13; 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Place: Dominican Center at Marywood Lives of prayer and service, spiritual writings in the language of the people, a deep, personal relationship with God captured in love poetry: this is the legacy of the Beguines. The invincible spirit of these women and the “cities of ladies” that they fostered can invite us into their experience of a loving God and a human Christ, hope and optimism in the face of difficulties and the desire to be delivered of lukewarm spirituality. Required Texts: 1) Brides in the Desert, Saskia Murk-Jansen. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998; and, 2) One choice of an appropriate Classics of Western Spirituality. Cost: $200.00 if taken as a DCM program. If taken for undergraduate credit (3 credit hours available) at Aquinas College, contact the office of the registrar at registrar@aquinas.edu or call 616.632.2866; inquire about TY 310. PARABLES ON FIRE: Why Jesus Taught Almost Entirely Using Parables 086-100 Presenter: Joachim Lally, CSP, Paulist Priest, Artist, Musician Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, July 8; 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mark 4:34 states that Jesus in his public ministry only taught using stories or parables. Was the reason for this to clarify, to obfuscate, or to challenge? How did some of the parables of Jesus "upset the apple cart" for many in his day? How may these parables be applied to the issues we face today in our church and our world? Cost: $20.00. *CFD: Theology

PRACTICES

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PRAYER /CONTEMPLATION

THE PRIMARY THEMES OF RICHARD ROHR 086-086 Presenter: Joachim Lally, CSP, Paulist Priest, Artist, Musician Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, June 17; 7:00-9:00 p.m. This presentation will focus on the Primary Themes of Rohr, which provides a comprehensive collection of Richard Rohr's thought and teaching based on the following themes: Methodology, Foundation, Frame, Ecumenism, Transformation, Process and Goal. Note: To become familiar with Rohr’s themes, read any of Richard Rohr’s books; it is also suggested that you read Rohr’s Daily Meditations that are available as a daily email at https://cac.org/. Cost: $20.00. *CFD: Theology

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VISUAL LECTIO DIVINA 086-102 Presenter: Debby Topliff, Artist, Author Day/Date/Time: Thursday, July 24; 6:30-8:30 p.m. If prayer is like breathing, then meditation on Scripture is like eating. We need to practice both in order to thrive as spiritual beings. Jesus quoted Deuteronomy when he said that we don’t live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. But what if Scripture tastes bland or even unpalatable? In this class we will learn to approach the Bible visually, using simple line drawings to show ourselves what the text actually says, and then pondering its meaning and place in our lives. This is not a class for artists (though they are welcome) but for people looking for a new way to make the stories and teachings of the Bible come alive. Cost: $20.00 (Free for Sisters). *CFD: Spirituality

ONGOING WEEKLY CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUPS Lectio Divina. Wednesdays: 12:00-12:30 p.m. Are you looking for a way to deepen your prayer life? Join us on Wednesdays for a blend of slow prayerful reading of scripture and silence. Centering Prayer: Tuesdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Come learn and be renewed in the practice of this wordless, silent prayer. Centering prayer is a method of deep prayer described in The Cloud of Unknowing, which was written in the 14th century. Centering Prayer has been put into contemporary form by the Trappist monk, Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO and has become a popular source of spiritual renewal.

RETREATS SUMMER RETREAT FOR WOMEN: WRITING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE 086-051 Facilitator: Janice Lynne Lundy, Dominican Associate, Spiritual Director and Author Days/Date/Time: Friday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 22 at 12:00 p.m. Welcome all women who love to write! This is the third year for this very popular retreat. Ideal for newcomers and veterans alike, our theme in 2014 is "The Heart's Longing." We'll focus on the human desire for sacred knowledge, having an intimate relationship with the Divine, and how journal writing can support that process. Price includes program, materials and meals (beginning with Friday dinner). Overnight accommodations not included. Call Dominican Center Booking and Billing at 616.514.3335 for guest room availability or discounted hotel information. Cost: $135.00. *CFD: Methodology

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GUIDING INDIVIDUALLY DIRECTED RETREATS: A TWO-WEEK PRACTICUM FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS 086-052 Facilitator: Nancy Brousseau, OP, M.Div., D.Min. Location: Augustine Center, Conway, MI Days/Dates/Times: Monday-Friday, June 9-20. This two-week intensive formation program is designed for spiritual directors who have made an individually directed retreat and completed a certificate program in spiritual direction. The first week is an opportunity for continuing education in the theory and practice of spiritual direction, including the experience of individual and group mentoring. The second week, directors will serve as facilitators in a directed retreat (see six-day retreat program # 086-049) at the Retreat Center while continuing with group study and peer group. Study sessions run the entire two weeks. An overview, reading assignments and written requirements are sent upon acceptance for the program. Cost: $1,395.00 ($150.00 non-refundable deposit with registration). Registration deadline is May 15, 2014 and is limited to 6 participants. Balance due prior to beginning the Practicum. Make check payable to Dominican Center at Marywood. (For retreats, credit hours are counted for group sessions and/or spiritual direction.) *CFD: Methodology

SIX-DAY RETREAT 086-049 Facilitator: DCM Adjunct Staff Location/Days/Dates/Times: Augustine Center: Conway, MI. Sunday, June 15 for 5:30 p.m. dinner – Friday, June 20 at 3:00 p.m. The Augustine Center is a retreat house located in the Diocese of Gaylord. It is a "Center for Growth" serving all who wish to grow through education, ongoing formation and spirituality. The Center is located on US 31 north of Petoskey. It encourages programs for retreatants from the Roman Catholic Church and from other religious denominations focusing on human growth, personal development, spiritual insights and enrichment through retreats, Augustine Center ~ Conway, MI workshops, seminars, days of reflection, and study days. Cost: $395.00 single occupancy and meals. *CFD: Spirituality

BEYOND WORDS: ICONS AND PRAYER RETREAT 086-089 Facilitator: Diane Hamel, Iconographer Days/ Dates/Time: Monday-Friday, June 23-27; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily Icon: Mary, Mother of Tenderness Diane Hamel will help us to find our divine eyes, to see through the holy eyes of the icon, deeper into the beauty that surrounds us. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world and creation of icons. We will pray three times a day and spend time working on our own icon. You will take home a completed icon of Mary, Mother of Tenderness (see image at right) at the end of the week. Cost: $350.00 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and art supplies). *CFD: Methodology

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LIFE

STAGES /HUMAN

EXPERIENCE

GENERAL AUDIENCE SACRED PILGRIMAGE I: A WAY OUT 086-104 Presenter: Mark Walstrom, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director Days/Dates/Time: Tuesdays, June 10-July 29; 6:30-8:30 p.m. This eight-session class is the foundation level of the program. It offers participants a simple, yet life-changing, process for moving out of limiting, painful ways of living and into more natural, authentic, transparent, and enlivening ways of being. The course draws on the inspiration and guidance of the great sages and prophets throughout history who know this path intimately, and many of our contemporary spiritual teachers who navigate the challenging landscape of our times (e.g., Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, David Benner and Mark Nepo). Through integrating psychology and spirituality, we open up to a whole new way of being where we begin to uncover the various manifestations of the false self. This is a stand-alone class. Participants in Level I do not have to complete Level II & III unless you prefer to continue with the process. Note: This class is the first of three levels. This is a stand-alone class. Participants in Level I do not have to complete Level II & III unless you wish to continue with the process. Read about all levels at: http://dominicancenter.com/sacred-pilgrimage/ Cost: $300.00. *CFD: Spirituality SACRED PILGRIMAGE II: A WAY THROUGH 086-105 Presenter: Mark Walstrom, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director Days/Dates/Time: Mondays, May 19-July 7; 6:30-8:30 p.m. After completion of Level I, participants have the opportunity to enter more consciously and intentionally into the transformative process that was learned in Level I. This stage of the journey is known as liminal space–the in-between–or the place of transition. It is when we have left the familiar, but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else (a.k.a. the dark night of the soul, the desert sojourn, the geography of nowhere). Trained facilitators who are sensitive to this difficult and challenging part of the pilgrimage guide participants through entry point experiences that center, engage and integrate mind, body and heart; while allowing one’s life to unfold and evolve naturally (to locate oneself ) in the midst of uncertainty. There is no completion of Level II, but participants have the opportunity to go deeper into the process if they desire in Level III. Note: completion of Level I is a prerequisite to begin Level II. Read about all levels at: http://dominicancenter.com/sacred-pilgrimage/ Cost: $175.00. *CFD: Spirituality LIVING AND DYING WELL 086-060-A Tuesday, July 15; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 086-060-B Tuesday, July 15; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Presenter: Robert Cary, CSP, Paulist Priest, Campus Minister, Adult Religious Education. Do you have thoughts and questions about human life, medicine, and advance planning as we face illness and death? This will be a soul-searching preparation for the conversation we must have with ourselves and loved ones about how we want to die. How do faith, medical realities, and church teaching interact? You may well appreciate learning the rich tradition of the Church on these vital issues, and will feel ready to faithfully make some tough decisions. (Evening session is a repeat of the afternoon program.) Cost: $15.00. *CFD: Methodology www.dominicancenter.com ♦ 616.514.3325

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PROGRAMS FOR MEN MEN’S SPIRITUALITY BREAKFAST: WORK AS AN ACT OF FAITH 086-067 Presenter: Robert Cary, CSP, Paulist Priest, Parish Priest, Campus Minister, Adult Religious Education. Date/Time: Saturday, July 12; 8:00-10:30 a.m. Does God care about the work I do? Is my career a calling from God? Why, if we spend most of the day at work, do we need to develop a spirituality of work? How, from scripture, church teaching, and our own experience, can we start to develop a spirituality that help parishioners bridge the gap between Sunday and the rest of the week and reduce the alienation of work? Cost: $20.00. *CFD: Spirituality or Methodology PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN NATURE AS TEACHER AND HEALER 086-097 Facilitator: Janice Lynne Lundy, Dominican Associate, Spiritual Director, Author Day/Date/Time: Thursday, July 17; 6:30-9:00 p.m. The natural world is more than just a pretty place to drop into now and then. Nature's presence invites us into dialogue about how we relate to it ("a part of" or "apart from"), as well as the role it can play in creating greater contentment in our lives. Nature can serve as a gifted teacher and healer; a deliverer from the pace and stressors of everyday life. If you are a mystic sort, nature may even serve as your "God" connection, taking you deeper into spiritual understanding. Join us as we explore all these roles by spending a beauty-filled evening in nature on the Marywood campus. You will learn a deeper kind of "sacred listening," how to amplify your senses, and how to attune yourself to nature's healing presence—reflection, journaling, prayer, meditation and group discussion in the great outdoors! Bring a blanket to sit on, journal to write in, and insect repellant, if needed. Wear walking shoes and outdoor appropriate clothing. Cost: $25.00. *CFD: Methodology

ECUMENICAL & INTERFAITH

STUDIES

CONSPICUOUSLY CONCEALED: VEILING AND GENDER SEPARATION AMONG BEDOUIN ARAB WOMEN 086-101 Presenter: Deborah Wickering, PhD, Professor in Sociology and Women's Studies, Aquinas College Day/Date/Time: Monday, July 28; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Veiling and gender separation are Bedouin/ Arab practices often understood in our society as oppressive to women. Bedouin women see the situation quite differently! In this talk, Dr. Wickering will discuss concealment and power, which she experienced in this recently-settled Tarabiin tribal community in the Sinai, Egypt. Cost: $20.00.

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SPIRITUALITY & MOVEMENT /BODY CHAIR YOGA

Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM and WMU Adjunct If you are interested in yoga, but would like to begin gently, Chair Yoga is for you. In this class you will gently move your body using a chair to help you with flexibility, strength, and balance. Seated movements, standing/balancing poses, deep breathing and rest will be woven throughout. You will leave feeling refreshed and energized, yet calm and relaxed. Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits for $12.00 per session. SUMMER SERIES 1 086-023-C Thursdays, May 1 - June 19; 4:00-5:00 p.m. SUMMER SERIES 2 086-024-C Thursdays, July 10 - August 28; 4:00-5:00 p.m.

GENERAL YOGA Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM and WMU Adjunct Yoga is a gift you give yourself. It acknowledges that you are worthy enough to take time to care for and nurture your body, mind, and spirit. It is a gift that invites you to feel whole, happy and healthy. Come cultivate flexibility, strength, and balance in your body, calm and quiet in your mind, and peace and joy in your spirit. Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits for $12.00 per session. SUMMER SERIES 1: Thursdays, May 1 - June 19; Basics 7:00–8:15 p.m. 086-019-C Beyond Basics 5:30–6:45 p.m. 086-020-C SUMMER SERIES 2: Thursdays, July 10 - August 28; Basics 7:00–8:15 p.m. 086-021-C Beyond Basics 5:30–6:45 p.m. 086-022-C

WALKING A SACRED PATH: SUMMER LABYRINTH WALK 086-096 Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM and WMU Adjunct Day/Date/Time: Wednesday, June 11; 6:30-8:30 p.m. To walk a sacred path is to know and trust that there is guidance to help us live our lives. The labyrinth, a Christian model of pilgrimage, offers an ancient and sacred space to focus the attention and listen to this guidance and the longing of the soul. Come learn about the labyrinth, walk its path and listen to the longing of your soul. Cost: $20.00. *CFD: Methodology

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U P C O M I N G

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SPIRITUAL FORMATION Each fall, Dominican Center offers programs in Spiritual Formation. Some qualify for Aquinas College credit. These programs deepen the participants’ personal spirituality and worldview.

The Spirit of God touches lives and hearts, helping us to make a difference in the world. The following programs begin every fall. More information is available on our website at: http://dominicancenter.com/spiritual-formation/ FOUNDATIONS IN SPIRITUALITY 088-207 Dates: Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 22, Dec 13, Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 21, Apr 25, May 16. (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). This course is a serious reflective study of the saints and great spiritual teachers of the Christian tradition, the practice of contemplative prayer, and the writing and living of a personal Rule of Life. Cost: $600.00 ($50.00 non-refundable deposit), includes handouts and lunch. The balance may be paid quarterly. Additionally, a required Book of Readings may be purchased the first day of class for $100.00. *CFD: Spirituality

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION PRACTICUM-Grand Rapids Engage in the practice of Spiritual Direction while participating in both peer group and individual spiritual direction mentoring during this two-year program. Year 1: 088-208 - Days/Times: Friday 7:00-10:00 p.m. & Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Dates: Sept 12/13, Oct 3/4, Nov 14/15, Dec 5/6, Jan 16/17, Feb 13/14, Mar 13/14, Apr 10/11, May 8/9 Year 2: 088-209 - Days/Times: Fridays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Dates: Sept 5, 19; Oct 3, 17; Nov 7, 21; Dec 5, 19; Jan 9, 23; Feb 6, 27; Mar 6, 20; Apr 10, 24; May 1, 15. Cost: $2,000.00 each year for 90 class hours per year (price includes meals and snacks). *CFD: Spirituality

SPIRITUAL COMPANIONING-Grand Rapids 088-210 This pastoral program is offered for persons in all walks of life who desire to hone their ability to companion others on the journey. One need not be in a professional ministry to participate. The program consists of one or two years of 12 sessions each year. Days/Dates/Time: Tuesdays: 6:30 - 9:30 pm: Sept 16, 30; Oct 14, 28; Nov 18; Dec 16; Jan 20; Feb 17; Mar 17, 31; Apr 21; May 19. Cost: $575.00 each year: 12 three-hour sessions (36 class hours). *CFD: Methodology

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DOMINICAN SPIRITUALITY 086-005 Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP Days/Dates/Time: Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2. This series of classes is for anyone desiring to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Dominican history and spirituality. This is a year-long, prayerful study of Dominican saints and historical and contemporary spirituality in the Dominican tradition. Cost: $200.00 for 9 sessions. (Scholarships are available.) *CFD: Spirituality

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Spiritual Direction can best be summed up as the art of contemplative listening, which is listening with the whole of one’s being. Traditionally, Spiritual Direction has been described in terms of a one-to-one relationship. Another approach that is relatively new is that of group Spiritual Direction. One’s situation in Spiritual Direction offers a safe, non-judgmental place of welcome for the directee where his/ her experiences are taken seriously. Contemplation and personal reflection on one’s life and prayer bring this communication to awareness. Articulating and clarifying these experiences with a spiritual director assists the person to notice even more about his/her conscious relationship with God. For more information, call 616.514.3325.

“While there is tremendous potential for growth in a seed, of itself it does not do the growing. It is the sun and rain, it is the nutrients of the soil that help the energy held in the seed to awaken and stretch outward into life.” (Joyce Rupp)

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ONGOING PROGRAMS & S E R V I C ES

ART GALLERY

The Marywood Art Gallery is a space reserved by Dominican Center for the purpose of exhibiting art created by West Michigan artists. Dominican Center appreciates and supports the arts and desires to empower local artists in their creative works. The gallery is located on the ground floor main lobby of Dominican Center at Marywood. Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

A Stone Not Thrown Sculptor: Phyllis Mrozinski, OP

For information, or if you are interested in exhibiting your work at Dominican Center, please call 616.295.3740 or email fmccann@grdominicans.org

BOOKSTORE The bookstore at Dominican Center supports the Dominican charism of study and reflection with an appropriate collection of books and materials that will nourish the mind and heart of all who seek light and food for the journey. Browse, read and let yourself get caught up in learning, reflection and enjoyment of ancient sources and contemporary resources. There are many books on spirituality and contemporary life and an assortment of gifts, cards, candles and music. Hours: Monday through Friday: 12:00 – 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The bookstore is closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months of June, July and August. Since our hours sometimes change. Please check the specific date with the online Bookstore Calendar at: www.dominicancenter.com/bookstore/hours For questions or additional information, call the bookstore at 616.514.3312; or contact Sr. Kathleen Przybylski at 616.514.3354 or email kprzybylski@grdominicans.org.

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CONFERENCE SERVICES & MEETING ROOMS Voted one of the top 10 Conference Centers by The Grand Rapids Business Journal, Dominican Center offers an excellent experience away from daily life and work. Located on the campus of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, our conference and meeting center includes facilities available for day and evening use seven days a week. Dominican Center offers 13 spacious meeting rooms accommodating from 8 – 200 people, full dining facilities, free parking and barrierfree accessibility.

For information or event booking, please call Julie at 616.514.3335, or email jschullo@dominicancenter.com

Corporate & Non-Profit Events • Workshops & Training Classes • Seminars • Mediation Rooms • Local & State Government • Company Retreats & Picnics • Holiday Gatherings • Banquets • Award Ceremonies • Board Meetings • Strategic Planning • Confidential Interviews

Other Amenities: • Variable Room Setups • Audio-Visual Equipment • Wireless Internet • Bookstore • Art Gallery • Free Parking • Markers, Flipcharts, Easels Meal Options • Continental Breakfast • Breakfast Buffets • Noon and Evening Meals • Light Luncheons • Box Lunches • In-Room Buffets • Banquets • Custom Menu Creations

Celebrations (Public & Private) • Box Lunch Picnics • Family Reunions • Birthdays and Anniversaries • Graduations • Receptions and Showers

Package rates available

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OTHER MINISTRIES ON THE MARYWOOD CAMPUS

Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids is a Catholic community of vowed women religious emboldened by faith and serving with joy. For more than 135 years, prayer, study, service, and community have defined our lives and mission. For many decades the Dominican Sisters served in schools in Michigan and New Mexico, including Marywood Academy in Grand Rapids. In 1886, our Congregation of Sisters founded the institution that would become Aquinas College in 1940. Today, on Marywood campus, in the tradition of Saint Dominic, we enrich spiritual life in parishes and through liturgy in three chapels. We provide healthcare and spiritual companioning for people of all faiths at Marywood Health Center for adults recovering from illness or injury, Marywood Home Health Care, and licensed long-term care at Aquinata Hall. At the Dominican Center at Marywood, we foster growth and transformation of persons, communities and organizations through prayer, learning and collaboration in a peaceful and picturesque setting. Also among our ministries on the Marywood campus: • Dominican Center at Marywood (DCM) provides conference space for business meetings and events rooted in prayer, study, and community building. • Partners in Parenting helps parents, caregivers and family members enhance parenting skills. • English as a second language through the WORD ESL Program • The Prairie Habitat at Marywood promotes care of Earth through study and hands-on learning. As Dominicans, we advocate for justice: • • • • •

The Original Marywood Building

Care of Earth / Climate Change Economic Justice Human Trafficking Migration/Immigration Ending Homelessness

To learn about our other Ministries, visit www.grdominicans.org

Vocations & Discernment Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids bring the Gospel to life through centuries-old traditions of community living, prayer, study and service in new and vibrant ways that address the needs of God’s people today. To learn more about Dominican Life and/or Discernment, contact Kathi Sleziak, OP, 616.514.3116 or email ksleziak@grdominicans.org.

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Worship OUR CHAPELS ARE SACRED SPACES FOR PRAYER We treasure liturgical prayer. Rooted in Dominican Spirituality and in the spirit of Vatican II, the depth of our liturgical prayer grounds us in Holy Mystery and helps us to be authentic in today’s world. EUCHARIST In 1985 with the renovation of the Marywood chapel, the Sisters invited lay people to join them in worship and song. Many have responded and the body of worshippers has grown. The Sunday Assembly continues to be a growing community of Sisters, Associates and lay people who have developed a strong spiritual bond with each other. The quality of preaching, music, and inclusivity are of primary importance to us. All are welcome. Sunday Eucharist: Dominican Chapel Marywood 10:00 a.m. (Holiday weekends: change of time) Tuesday & Friday Eucharist: Aquinata Hall Chapel 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Eucharist: Chapel of the Word 9:45 a.m. MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER As darkness gives way to the morning sun and as the sun sets on the day’s labors, we mark these sacred moments with psalms of praise and thanks. For Dominicans, communal prayer forms the foundation of the contemplative life and the holy preaching. Morning and Evening Prayer are chanted daily at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information, call: 616.514.3365, or visit our website at www.grdominicans.org.

Dominican Associates DOMINICAN ASSOCIATES ~ GRAND RAPIDS Dominican Associates are baptized Christians who are drawn by the spirit of Dominican life to a deeper way of living their Christian life. Associates commit themselves to developing a contemplative attitude toward all reality, attending to God’s voice within, seeking truth in their life contexts and joining in service for the common good. For info, call Sister Mary Kay Oosdyke at 616.514.3115. ASSOCIATE SPONSORED EVENTS - FILM SERIES Third Fridays – September - June 7:00 p.m. Location: Dominican Center at Marywood. All are welcome. These monthly films are inspiring and provocative. An Associate may give a brief commentary before the film and informal discussion may follow. The series is almost over, but you may be able to get to the May and June films. • MAY 16: Jesus of Montreal (1989) French with English Subtitles. 118 minutes • JUNE 20: After Life (1999) Japanese with English Subtitles. 118 minutes SAVE THE DATES Aug. 1: Associate Commitment Ceremony (7:00 p.m.) Aug. 2: Annual Meeting (11:30 a.m.) Associate Picnic (1:00-3:00 p.m.) For more information about the Associate Program, contact Mary Kay Oosdyke, OP Director, Dominican Associate Life ◆ 2025 Fulton Street East ◆ Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3895 616.514-3115 or email mkoosdyke@grdominicans.org

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