November 20, 2019, Detroit – As you begin to think about Christmas shopping and family visits, remember to immerse yourself in the greatest Christmas preparation of all – Advent. The latest book by Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, The Guiding Power of Hope, offers reflections, prayers, and practices for every day of Advent and for Christmas Day to help you slow down and remember the ultimate meaning of Christmas.
The Guiding Power of Hope is available through Twenty-Third Publications or through the Weber Center Shop on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse campus. The shop is open from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. You can also call 517-266-4035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister Janet has written yearly Advent reflection books, as well as numerous books for catechists, Eucharistic ministers, parents, and the faithful. She draws on her experience in catechetics and adult faith formation and is currently a free-lance author, presenter, teacher, and consultant.
November 5, 2019 – Take some time for quiet and reflection during the busy season before Christmas. The Annual Advent Retreat, “The Immanence of the Incarnation: How Close Can God Be?” offers this time of personal and shared reflection on the meaning of the Incarnation in our lives. The retreat is offered from 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019 through 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
Sister Pat Kozak, CSJ, PhD, a Sister of St. Joseph, leads the Advent Retreat. A consultant for religious congregations in the United States and Canada, she enjoys exploring questions of meaning and mission with a variety of groups.
The cost, including meals and snacks, is $200 for commuters, $325 per person double occupancy, and $425 single occupancy. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org. Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or email@example.com. Limited scholarships are available.
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.