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Holy Week Retreat Focuses on Passion of Jesus

February 24, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – Holy Week is the ideal time to retreat from one’s ordinary concerns and contemplate the powerful mystery of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. Sister Kathie Budesky, IHM, leads participants in just such a retreat during the Holy Week Retreat: Entering the Passion of Jesus. The retreat begins at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2020 and runs through 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.

Sister Kathie, a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is the director of her congregation’s Visitation Spirituality Center. She studied in Israel in 1987 as a Fulbright Scholar and graduated from the Institute in Creation-Centered Spirituality. Sister Kathie also ministered as a staff associate in the Ignatian Program in Spiritual Direction at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

The cost for the Holy Week Retreat is $140 for commuters, $425 for single occupancy, and $325 per person for double-occupancy. A limited number of scholarships are available. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registration is also available by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.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.


Workshop Draws on Laudato Si’ as Guide for Lent

March 18, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – As the penitential season of Lent begins, Sister Patricia Benson, OP, draws on Laudato Si’, the environmental encyclical of Pope Francis, as a guide through her exploration of Lent. Her workshop, “Laudato Si’– A Lenten Challenge,” is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.

Laudato Si’ challenges us to consider the needs of the marginalized people who are poor along with the needs of Earth’s ecosystems and creatures. The encyclical also calls us to confront our consumerist lifestyles and move toward ecological conversion.

A former theology professor at Ecological Theological Seminary in Detroit, Sister Patricia is a dedicated voice and advocate for Earth and her creatures.

The cost of $15 includes lunch. 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 517-266-4000.


 

 

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