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Series Explores Questions about Jesus

March 22, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – As we continue to celebrate the Easter Season, Weber Center invites you to explore with Sister Patricia Walter, OP, three questions about Jesus in light of Christian tradition and contemporary science:  What does it mean to say that Jesus is both human and divine? What is the relationship between Jesus of Nazareth and the Cosmic Christ? What is the relationship between Jesus and other savior figures? 

Sister Pat Walter, OP

Sister Pat will explore these questions in a series of talks at Weber Center from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, April 9, 16, and 30.

Former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, Sister Pat has taught theology at Siena Heights University in Adrian, St. Mary Seminary in Cleveland, and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome. She holds a licentiate in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, and a doctorate in philosophical and systematic theology from the Graduate Theological Union, also in Berkeley.

The cost for the series is $25, paid in advance, or $10 per session. Registration is required. To register, call Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or register online at webercenter.org/Registration.aspx.

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.

Barry, Siena Heights Faculty Contribute Articles to Scholarly Magazine

August 18, 2016, Washington, DC – Faculty members from both Barry University and Siena Heights University have contributed articles to a recent issue of the Journal of Catholic Higher Education. In recognition of the 800th Jubilee Year of the Dominicans, the issue is focused on the Dominican charism.

Scott F. Smith, PhD, and Roxanne S. Davies, PhD, of Barry University, wrote about “Institutionalizing Mission Engagement and Leadership Formation at a Dominican University.” The authors explore ways that Barry has developed a “mission-centered” spirit among students, faculty and staff to keep the Dominican heritage alive. 

In her article, “‘What We Have Seen...’: Higher Education in the Dominican Tradition,” Sister Patricia Walter, OP, explores contemplation and the Dominican way of seeing through tradition and the signs of the times. Sister Patricia is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Siena Heights University. 

The Journal of Catholic Higher Education, a peer-reviewed journal of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, is “the only international journal dedicated to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on contemporary Catholic education in the United States and around the world.”



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