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Retreat Focuses on Mary as Model of Faith

August 14, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Mary, the Mother of Jesus and a woman of faith, lived in dangerous times in a small country occupied by the Roman Empire. She has much to say to us, Catholics and Protestants, as we deal with the dangers and darkness of our time.

Sister Joan Delaplane, OP

“Mary: Model of Faith for Contemporary Times,” offers participants the opportunity to explore who Mary is for them in our contemporary world. The retreat begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, and ends at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25. Sister Joan Delaplane, OP – a preacher, retreat director, and spiritual director – presents the material on Mary and gives retreatants opportunities to pray together, share with one another, and spend quiet time in reflection.

The cost, including meals and snacks, is $45 for commuters, $65 per person for double occupancy, and $85 for single occupancy. To register, visit www.webercenter.org and 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 Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


 Retreat Offers Study of Three Great Mystics

June 18, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – A five-day retreat allows participants to explore – through the study of three remarkable mystics – the process in which we realize that God is the very reality of ourselves, others, and all things.

Retreat with the Mystics at Weber Retreat and Conference Center begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018, and continues through noon Thursday, July 12, 2018, studying Thomas Merton, Etty Hillesum and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ.

  • Thomas Merton: Dr. Joe Raab, Professor of Religious Studies at Siena Heights University, will explore the mysticism of this U.S. Trappist monk who wrote the spiritual classic, The Seven Storey Mountain.

  • Etty Hillesum: Sister Arlene Kosmatka, OP, a spiritual director, will explore how the life of Etty Hillesum, a young Jewish woman who wrote An Interrupted Life and died in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in 1943, reveals the power of love in the midst of suffering.

  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ: Sister Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Director of the institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, will discuss the work of this Jesuit priest and paleontologist, who focused on evolution, faith, and the Cosmic Christ. 

The cost of the retreat is $275 for commuters, $375 per person for double occupancy; and $475 for single occupancy. Registration is required. To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

Weber Retreat and Conference 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.


 

 

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