August 25, 2019, Detroit – In her bittersweet, reflective final blog, Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, writes of the end of something very special in her life: her 20-year ministry at the Rosa Parks Children’s and Youth Program at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit. In those 20 years, Sister Nancyann has helped the children of inner city Detroit to find an outlet to their challenges through art; special family holiday activities such as baking Christmas cookies and dyeing Easter eggs; work in the soup kitchen’s garden; leadership development; and the Summer Peace Camp. Read Sister Nancyann’s farewell blog.
August 24, 2019 – In his relatively short papacy, Pope Francis has already had an impact on the Catholic Church, the United States, and the world. In his lectures, Massimo Faggioli, PhD, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, Philadelphia, explores that impact, particularly on the U.S. Catholic Church and in the changing role of the United States.
A highly respected theologian, Dr. Faggioli writes a column for La Croix International and is a contributing writer for Commonweal Magazine. He most recently published Catholicism and Citizenship: Political Cultures of the Church.
Pope Francis’ Impact: The Church, the U.S.A., and the Global World is offered from 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, through 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
The cost, which includes meals and snacks, is $80 for commuters, $125 per person double occupancy, and $175 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 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.