March 18, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Patricia Walter, OP, and Father R.B. Williams, OP, will lead participants in a special retreat, “Beginning the Holy Week Journey Together.” The retreat is held at Weber Retreat and Conference Center from 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019 through 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019.
The retreat offers participants ample free time to contemplate Jesus’ last days in the context of his life and of our own. Participants also gather twice a day for common prayer, preaching, and reflection.
Sister Patricia, former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, has given retreats around the world. She has ministered at Siena Heights University in Adrian; Aquinas Institute, a Dominican graduate school in St. Louis, Missouri; the Angelicum in Rome; and St. Mary Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio.
Father R.B. is a missioner for the Dominican community in Lubbock, Texas. He has ministered in education and campus ministry and, more recently, has preached parish missions and retreats.
The cost, including meals and snacks, is $130 for commuters, $325 per person for double occupancy; and $425 for single occupancy. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or email@example.com.
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 517-266-4000.
March 16, 2019, Omaha, Nebraska – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, will speak at a June 27-29, 2019, national conference to inspire leaders of Catholic parishes and schools to integrate the message of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’. This first of three biennial conferences, to be held at Creighton University in Omaha, is organized by the university and Catholic Climate Covenant.
Before her election as Prioress, Sister Pat, an attorney, founded and directed the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, which “seeks to advance legal principles that will protect nature.” The Center also offers courses, publications, and events to educate the public about the inherent rights of nature and the human responsibility to protect Earth.
Read the article by Dennis Sadowski on the upcoming conference.