October 16, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Set aside time to know yourself more deeply as “God’s work of art” through a day of embodied prayer, using clay, color, music, and movement. “Honoring the Sacrament of Our Life: A Day of Prayerful Art” is held at Weber Retreat and Conference Center from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Adrian Dominican Associates Judi Engel and Trudy McSorley walk participants through the day, honoring the gift of sharing in God’s creative energy as co-creators of the Word.
Judi has taught art at the pre-school to graduate school levels and has worked with inner-city communities and refugees. She continues to work in drawing, mixed media, and watercolors. Judi’s focus has been the juncture of the arts, spirituality, and social justice.
Trudy, formerly on the faculty at Siena Heights University, is committed to the Dominican spirituality and, through her own prayer and contemplation, seeks to be a listener and supporter who encourages people on their journey to the Holy.
The cost of $50 includes lunch, snacks, and supplies. 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 email@example.com. 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.
August 21, 2019 – Just in time for the new school year for parish religious education programs, Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, has written a new book to help catechists – religion teachers – better understand traditional Catholic prayers. Her latest book, The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers: Understanding and Sharing the Tradition, has been released by Twenty-Third Publications.
In this book, Sister Janet offers a reflection, line by line, on traditional prayers such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition, and the traditional Catholic grace before meals. She also provides background information on each of the prayers and offers study guides and questions that catechists can use with their students.
The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers is available directly from the publisher and from the Weber Shop at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. It can be purchased in the store or ordered by calling 517-266-4035 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In writing her books, Sister Janet draws on her years of ministry in religious education, adult faith formation, and retreat work. She is a former Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit and received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.