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Adrian Dominican Sisters Invite the Public to Season of Creation Events through October 4

September 12, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The Season of Creation is in full bloom at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, and the Sisters welcome all who are interested to walk with us through this special season.

The Season of Creation –Sunday, September 1 through Thursday, October 4 – is a special, optional season for Christians worldwide. This season gives Christians the invitation to deepen our relationship to God, our Creator, and to appreciate and find ways to protect God’s creation.

Upcoming Season of Creation events at the Motherhouse are as follows.

  • Autumn Equinox: Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, leads this celebration of Earth’s abundance and of Earth’s third seasonal turn of the year. The celebration will be from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Weber Center. The event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.

  • “The New Cosmology: Where to from Here?” Sister Catherine Vincie, RSHM, offers this presentation from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Sister Catherine contrasts the biblical cosmology with the new cosmology, discusses theological implications, and explores how Christians can take these insights into their corporate prayer. The cost is $80 for commuters, $100 per person for double occupancy, and $160 for single occupancy. Registration is required. To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs” or contact Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

The Season of Creation also includes ongoing events. The 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays in St. Catherine Chapel and presided over by Father James Hug, SJ, Motherhouse Chaplain, will include a homily on various themes of the Season of Creation. The public is also welcome to Peace Prayer, held every Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. in Holy Rosary Chapel. During September, Peace Prayer will focus on themes related to the Season of Creation.

Sister Sue Schreiber, OP, will lead Meditation Walks in the Congregation’s Permaculture Gardens at 9:00 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Thursdays, September 13, 20, and 27 and October 4. Meet at the Gaia Garden (raised garden bed) of the Permaculture Garden on the Motherhouse campus.

Elaine Johnson, Permaculture Coordinator, will conduct Golf Cart Tours of the Permaculture Gardens from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Season of Creation. The tour will leave from the entrance of the Dominican Life Center on Tuesdays and from the main entrance of Weber Center on Thursdays. Reserve your space at the Dominican Life Center and Weber Center reception desks, or email Elaine at ejohnson@adriandominicans.org.


Changing Lives in the Here and Now

July 21, 2016, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, retreat leader and spiritual director, believes in finding yourself in the here and now. For the past several years, Sister Esther hosts monthly days of contemplative prayer, focusing on meditation and mindfulness practice. Tracing its roots to Buddhism, mindfulness is the process of bringing attention to the present moment. Hosted at Weber Retreat and Conference Center, the half-day programs emphasize mindful breathing, meditation, and simple chants to help participants learn to cope with everyday stress. To learn more, read The Daily Telegram article by Arlene Bachanov or check out Weber Retreat and Conference Center’s list of programs


 

 

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