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Article in Wayne State Magazine Describes Study of Physical and Mental Health of Sisters

November 26, 2019, Detroit – An article in the latest issue of Wayne State, the alumni magazine of Wayne State University, details a study on 40 Adrian Dominican Sisters ages 65 to 90. The Sisters Integrating Exercise and Neuro Activity (SIENA) study, first conducted in 2018, demonstrates the connection between physical and spiritual health – and the role that prayer and meditation plays, along with physical activity, in keeping seniors healthy. The study was conducted by Adrian Dominican Sister Mariane Fahlman, OP, PhD, a Professor of Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Studies at Wayne State University, and her colleague, Assistant Professor Jeanne Barcelona of Wayne State’s College of Education. Read the article on the results of the study, which demonstrated the connection of prayer and physical well-being.

Weber Center Program Connects Science, Religion, and Faith

August 22, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – As fall brings the busy-ness of a new school year and increased activities, Weber Retreat Center offers a special program to enrich your faith and knowledge. 

In a nine-part series, “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and Evolving Faith,” Adrian Dominican Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, introduces participants to the ways in which our recent scientific knowledge informs and enriches our faith. Through the study of Catholic theologians and Christian thinkers, Sister Esther helps participants to discover a spirituality for our times. Participants read selected materials ahead of time, and together during the sessions watch a 20-minute video presentation and engage in guided discussion. 

Sessions are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Weber Center. The first session, on Monday, September 9, 2019, focuses on “Healing the Rift.” Other sessions are on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Mondays, September 23 and 30 and October 7, 14, and 21. The cost is $30 for the series and $5 for each individual session.

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 the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.



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