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Advent Retreat Focuses on ‘O Antiphons’

November 8, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – In Western Christian traditions, the O Antiphons – which begin with a name of Christ, such as O Wisdom and O Key of David – are prayed the week before Christmas. Dominican Father Martin Iott, OP, leads an Advent Retreat, The O Antiphons: Prayers of Desire and Promise, from 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018, through noon Friday, December 7, 2018.

Father Martin guides participants in exploring and embracing the spirituality of hopes and dreams expressed in the Hebrew Scriptures and found in the O Antiphons.

A Dominican Friar of the Southern Province, Father Martin has been engaged for 30 years in the ministry of preaching retreats and parish missions.

The cost for the event – which includes meals and snacks – is $220 for commuters, $320 per person for double occupancy, and $420 for single occupancy. Registration is required.

To register online, click here. 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.


Sister Xiomara Presents Keynote at 2018 Vocation Directors Convocation

November 8, 2018, Buffalo, New York – Adrian Dominican Sister Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP, a Chaplain at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, delivered one of the keynote addresses November 4 at the 2018 National Religious Vocation Directors Convocation. Following the theme of the convocation, “Walk with Me: Encounter, Accompaniment, and Invitation,” Sister Xiomara focused on the invitation of communities and vocation directors to women and men who might have a call to religious life. A native of the Dominican Republic, Sister Xiomara professed her perpetual vows in her native land in December 2017 and serves on the Core Team of Giving Voice, a peer network of finally professed Roman Catholic Sisters younger than the age of 50. Watch Sister Xiomara’s keynote address.



 

 

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