February 14, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – Adrian Dominican Sister Maribeth Howell, OP, offers a workshop to help people to relate to those most in need of compassion. “The Poor, the Widow, the Orphan, and the Stranger in your Land” is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
Sister Maribeth draws from Church teachings and Scripture – especially Exodus, Deuteronomy, several prophetic books, and New Testament writings – to explain how we are called to relate to people who have a special need for our compassion.
An Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri, Sister Maribeth has also taught at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis and St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. She earned a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree in Hebrew Scriptures at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
The cost, including lunch, is $60. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registration is also available by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited scholarships are available.
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.
February 14, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – An exhibit of photography and poetry opens Friday, March 6, 2020, at INAI: A Space Apart, an art gallery and meditation space adjacent to Weber Retreat and Conference Center. An artists’ reception is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020. The exhibit, featuring the works of two artists, runs through Sunday, June 21, 2020.
Quiet Places, Sacred Spaces, an exhibit by Sister Suzanne Schreiber, OP, Coordinator of INAI, is a retrospective of black-and-white photos originally made from film, then digitalized and softly brown-toned. “Removing the distraction of color enhances aspects of the photo that may not be noticed,” Sister Suzanne said.
The power of place has shaped Sister Suzanne’s photography through the years. Each image invites the viewer to step into a quiet place where the subject may be stillness, light, shadow, openings, textures, or movement. “In one place or one view I see the inner light or essence,” she said. “I see the unity of all things.
Also on exhibit is Glimpses of Grace: Reflections on our Shared Life, featuring the photography and poetry of Rev. Cathy Johnson, an Adrian Dominican Associate and a Chaplain and Pastoral Minister at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. Each picture is accompanied by thoughts or words, often in the form of a Japanese haiku.
The process evolved from the course, “Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Contemplative Practice,” in which Cathy accepted the invitation to shift from “taking photos” to “receiving an image.” She began combining the images with thoughtful words. Cathy’s Glimpses have evolved in response to morning worship services and special events. She has also created a Glimpse for every Sister who died during her years of service at the Dominican Life Center – more than 180 Sisters in four-and-a-half years.
INAI (pronounced in-EYE, meaning “within” in Japanese) is a contemplative space and art gallery that resonates with the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Vision: to seek truth, make peace, and reverence life. It houses an art gallery, a quiet space for personal reflection and meditation, and an art room. INAI: A Space Apart is open every day from 8:00 a.m.
to 8:00 p.m.
All are invited free of charge to visit INAI: A Space Apart and to enjoy the art exhibits.