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Siena Heights Professor Presents on ‘The Catholic Church: Abuse, Accountability, and Aspiration’

May 3, 2019 – Religious Studies Professor Joe Raab, PhD, of Siena Heights University concludes the three-part Siena Series at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, with his talk, “The Catholic Church: Abuse, Accountability, and Aspiration.” The talk will be held at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. In light of the #MeToo movement, Professor Raab takes a look at sexual abuse and the future of the Catholic Church. 

The cost for the program is $10, or free for those who have already paid for the Siena Series. 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 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 Magdalena Ezoe, OP, to Play Medley of Chopin Compositions

April 29, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP, pianist, will offer a medley of compositions by Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) during a concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019. Part of the First Sunday Music Series, Sister Magdalena’s concert is at St. Catherine Chapel on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. 

The medley includes two Polonaises, three Nocturnes, Fantaisie, one Etude, and a Scherzo. She will pay particular attention to the Scherzo, a unique composition that includes, in the middle section, quotes from the popular Polish Christmas carol, “Lulajze Jeźuniu.” “I will play the original Polish carol and explain how Chopin incorporated it into this Scherzo,” Sister Magdalen said.

Born in Tokyo, Sister Magdalena came to the United States to study at Barry College (now University) in Miami, Florida, where she met and later joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She taught music for 37 years at Siena Heights University and has composed parts for the Catholic Mass, hymns, chamber music, and music for the organ and the piano. 

All are welcome to this free concert.



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