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Weber Center Program Connects Science, Religion, and Faith

August 22, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – As fall brings the busy-ness of a new school year and increased activities, Weber Retreat Center offers a special program to enrich your faith and knowledge. 

In a nine-part series, “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and Evolving Faith,” Adrian Dominican Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, introduces participants to the ways in which our recent scientific knowledge informs and enriches our faith. Through the study of Catholic theologians and Christian thinkers, Sister Esther helps participants to discover a spirituality for our times. Participants read selected materials ahead of time, and together during the sessions watch a 20-minute video presentation and engage in guided discussion. 

Sessions are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Weber Center. The first session, on Monday, September 9, 2019, focuses on “Healing the Rift.” Other sessions are on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Mondays, September 23 and 30 and October 7, 14, and 21. The cost is $30 for the series and $5 for each individual session.

Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, Offers Guide to Prayer for Catechists

August 21, 2019 – Just in time for the new school year for parish religious education programs, Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, has written a new book to help catechists – religion teachers – better understand traditional Catholic prayers. Her latest book, The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers: Understanding and Sharing the Tradition, has been released by Twenty-Third Publications.

In this book, Sister Janet offers a reflection, line by line, on traditional prayers such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition, and the traditional Catholic grace before meals. She also provides background information on each of the prayers and offers study guides and questions that catechists can use with their students. 

The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers is available directly from the publisher and from the Weber Shop at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. It can be purchased in the store or ordered by calling 517-266-4035 or emailing webershop@adriandominicans.org

In writing her books, Sister Janet draws on her years of ministry in religious education, adult faith formation, and retreat work. She is a former Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit and received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.


 

 

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