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Prioress Patricia Siemen, OP, Cited in Summary of Laudato Si’ Themes

June 12, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – A talk by Adrian Dominican Sisters Prioress Patricia Siemen, OP, was cited in a scholarly review of five themes brought forward by a discussion of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. An article by Jason King in The National Catholic Reporter’s EarthBeat section cites Sister Patricia’s closing talk at a 2019 national conference on Laudato Si’ held at Creighton University. Sister Patricia’s talk is cited in two of the themes: Work is Being Done in the Church and Work Comes from Many Corners of the Church. Read the article on the five themes of Laudato Si’.

Weber Center Offers Virtual Retreat on Mystics

June 10, 2020, Adrian, MichiganWeber Retreat and Conference Center is offering a virtual retreat experience examining the lives of Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM, and Beatrice Bruteau. The “Retreat on the Mystics” begins Tuesday, June 23, 2020, and continues through Friday, June 26, 2020. 

Beatrice Bruteau (1930-2014) was a holistic thinker and pioneer in the exploration of human consciousness through multiple disciplines. Presenter Patricia Walter, OP, PhD will focus on some of Beatrice’s key insights and their implications for a spirituality equal to present-day knowledge and challenges.

Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM (1870-1957), while serving as porter at St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, fully inhabited Detroit’s painful experiences of the 1929 Depression, recovery, World War II, and beyond, yet he manifested to others a deeper reality that brought peace, healing, and hope. He was beatified on November 18, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit. Presenter Father Dan Crosby, OFM, lived with Blessed Solanus Casey in Detroit.

Retreat sessions are presented in Eastern Daylight Time: Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Optional evening sessions will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday.

The cost for the retreat is $60 per person. Scholarships are available. Register here a complete itinerary and instructions for viewing will be emailed to you.



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