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Mission of the Dominican Center

Rooted in the charism of Saint Dominic and formed in the Christian spiritual and social traditions, the Dominican Center: Spirituality for Mission assists people of every faith to nurture a thoughtful, prayerful relationship with God and to be a strong voice in the world for God’s justice.

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- Spirituality for Mission -

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dominican Center supports
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s
message of racial equality
and non-violence.

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40th Anniversary Celebration

The Dominican Center
begins its 40th Anniversary Celebration!
Join us in the remembrances, prayer, reflections,
Dominican Preaching for our Times!

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Black History Month

We pray for an end to racism,
discrimination, and violence.
We celebrate and are gifted by
Black History

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Scriptural Reflections

Feast of St. Agatha

February 6, 2020
Today we celebrate the life and death of Agatha, a woman who was faithful to Jesus. Those of us of a certain age remember when there was only one Eucharistic prayer. Every time we went to Mass we heard the names  of faithful women of the early church: Felicity, Perpetua,...
40th Anniversary

Ecological Conversion and Spiritual Direction

February 5, 2020
Rhonda asks the question: In a spiritual direction relationship, how do we stretch those that we accompany without telling them what to think? How can we invite ecological conversion? The image Rhonda chose for ecological conversion is that of human hands creating earth. Earth’s future is in our hands....
40th Anniversary

Origins, Purpose, and Possibilities: A Personal Reflection

February 5, 2020
Carol Johannes, OP The Dominican Center, originally named The Detroit Center for Religious Development, was originally founded with the idea that, built on the model of the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge, MA, it would be one of a network of Centers throughout the country, established to introduce contemporary...
Other Observances

February is Black History Month

February 1, 2020
Carter G. Woodson is considered the father of black history month. He was the son of former slaves. Carter noticed and was displeased that the history textbooks ignored America’s black population. In 1926, Woodson developed Negro History Week. In 1976 this week was expanded into Black History Month. ...
Other Observances

World Religion Day

January 19, 2020
The third Sunday in January is annually celebrated as World Religion Day. Established in 1950, its purpose was to encourage interfaith understanding. Today there are many interfaith movements, and it is necessary to respect and to join with others in claiming our global humanity and saving our common home. ...

Pray and Reflect

Want to pray more deeply? Spend time with our scriptural and liturgical reflections designed to enrich and nurture your prayer. We are preaching the Word…Learn more

Transform the World

Are you looking for a contemporary spirituality alert to, responsive to, and embodying the kind of truth that will help create a more just and life-giving world community? A spirituality that is needed for this time in history?…Learn more

Celebrate People of Faith

Do you want to hear about other faith traditions? We offer reflections on interfaith, ecumenical feasts and festivities. We pray for each other throughout the year…Learn more

Spiritual Direction

Do you want to meet with a spiritual companion or do you feel called to become one? We offer both. See our information under Spiritual Direction…Learn more