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 Retreat Offers Study of Three Great Mystics

June 18, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – A five-day retreat allows participants to explore – through the study of three remarkable mystics – the process in which we realize that God is the very reality of ourselves, others, and all things.

Retreat with the Mystics at Weber Retreat and Conference Center begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018, and continues through noon Thursday, July 12, 2018, studying Thomas Merton, Etty Hillesum and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ.

  • Thomas Merton: Dr. Joe Raab, Professor of Religious Studies at Siena Heights University, will explore the mysticism of this U.S. Trappist monk who wrote the spiritual classic, The Seven Storey Mountain.

  • Etty Hillesum: Sister Arlene Kosmatka, OP, a spiritual director, will explore how the life of Etty Hillesum, a young Jewish woman who wrote An Interrupted Life and died in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in 1943, reveals the power of love in the midst of suffering.

  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ: Sister Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Director of the institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, will discuss the work of this Jesuit priest and paleontologist, who focused on evolution, faith, and the Cosmic Christ. 

The cost of the retreat is $275 for commuters, $375 per person for double occupancy; and $475 for single occupancy. Registration is required. To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

Weber Retreat and Conference 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.


Coming to Grips with Death from Addiction

June 4, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult, but when that death is the result of an addiction, grief can be complicated. Grief is often accompanied by anguish, anger, confusion, embarrassment, shame, intense doubt, and questions about what you “might have done” to save your loved one.

Joan Ebbitt, MSW, spiritual director and clinical social worker, will discuss this complicated grief, drawing on her experience counseling alcoholics, other addicts, and family members who lost them. Her workshop, “Coming to Grips with Death from Addiction,” will be offered from 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018, through 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.

The cost for the program, including meals, is $125 for single occupancy, $80 per person for double occupancy, and $50 for commuters. To register, call 517-266-4000; email webercenter@adriandominicans.org; or visit www.webercenter.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.


 


 

 

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