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Dominican Center at Marywood Relocates

Written by Paul R. Kopenkoskey on . Posted in Local

marywoodDominican 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.
Starting Jan. 3, Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College opened its
doors to visitors from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. "Come January 3,
2022, Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas

College will open in what historically was the Bukowski Pastoral Center," said
Prioress Sandra Delgado OP. "This building has been re-formed to house
ministry offices, space for programs and retreat experiences, community gatherings, and prayer."

"We are excited to walk beside Aquinas College—a Sister ministry founded by our Congregation. May this new space on campus offer new dimensions in the
intersection of study, prayer, community, and service to the Aquinas community of students, staff, and faculty, and with other partners and friends," said Sister

Meanwhile, Michael Wood has joined the Dominican Center Village as interim director. He is a Dominican Associate, spiritual director, and permanent deacon
who serves at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Kentwood.

Earlier in 2021, the Dominican Center's Motherhouse (Marywood) was sold to PK Development Group and Third Coast Development (3CPK) to transfer ownership. Under 3CPK's ownership, the Motherhouse, including the space occupied by Dominican Chapel/Marywood and Dominican Center, will be converted into a "state-of-the-art" senior community, which will provide affordable senior housing using low-income tax credits.

As to whether Sunday Assembly can come together safely continues to be explored.
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Paul R. Kopenkoskey is a full-time freelance writer and editor for an assortment of publications including Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, and Faith Grand Rapids magazine. He has completed his first novel with the working title, Karl Beguiled. He and his wife, Barb, live in Wyoming, Michigan. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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