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Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Speaks of Permaculture as aspect of Sustainability

December 12, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The Adrian Dominican Sisters, with sustainability efforts and Permaculture areas on campus, was one of three Congregations of Sisters showcased by The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report for their environmental efforts. In the article, Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Director of the Office of Sustainability, speaks of the Congregation’s six-year practice of permaculture – a design principle that works in harmony with nature in agriculture – and other ways in which the Congregation in working to reduce its ecological footprint. Read the article by reporter Dan Stockman. For the section on Adrian Dominican Sisters, scroll down about halfway through the article. 


Adrian Dominican Sisters Invite the Public to Season of Creation Events through October 4

September 12, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The Season of Creation is in full bloom at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, and the Sisters welcome all who are interested to walk with us through this special season.

The Season of Creation –Sunday, September 1 through Thursday, October 4 – is a special, optional season for Christians worldwide. This season gives Christians the invitation to deepen our relationship to God, our Creator, and to appreciate and find ways to protect God’s creation.

Upcoming Season of Creation events at the Motherhouse are as follows.

  • Autumn Equinox: Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, leads this celebration of Earth’s abundance and of Earth’s third seasonal turn of the year. The celebration will be from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Weber Center. The event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.

  • “The New Cosmology: Where to from Here?” Sister Catherine Vincie, RSHM, offers this presentation from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Sister Catherine contrasts the biblical cosmology with the new cosmology, discusses theological implications, and explores how Christians can take these insights into their corporate prayer. The cost is $80 for commuters, $100 per person for double occupancy, and $160 for single occupancy. Registration is required. To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs” or contact Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

The Season of Creation also includes ongoing events. The 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays in St. Catherine Chapel and presided over by Father James Hug, SJ, Motherhouse Chaplain, will include a homily on various themes of the Season of Creation. The public is also welcome to Peace Prayer, held every Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. in Holy Rosary Chapel. During September, Peace Prayer will focus on themes related to the Season of Creation.

Sister Sue Schreiber, OP, will lead Meditation Walks in the Congregation’s Permaculture Gardens at 9:00 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Thursdays, September 13, 20, and 27 and October 4. Meet at the Gaia Garden (raised garden bed) of the Permaculture Garden on the Motherhouse campus.

Elaine Johnson, Permaculture Coordinator, will conduct Golf Cart Tours of the Permaculture Gardens from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Season of Creation. The tour will leave from the entrance of the Dominican Life Center on Tuesdays and from the main entrance of Weber Center on Thursdays. Reserve your space at the Dominican Life Center and Weber Center reception desks, or email Elaine at ejohnson@adriandominicans.org.


 

 

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