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Advent Retreat Focuses on ‘O Antiphons’

November 8, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – In Western Christian traditions, the O Antiphons – which begin with a name of Christ, such as O Wisdom and O Key of David – are prayed the week before Christmas. Dominican Father Martin Iott, OP, leads an Advent Retreat, The O Antiphons: Prayers of Desire and Promise, from 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018, through noon Friday, December 7, 2018.

Father Martin guides participants in exploring and embracing the spirituality of hopes and dreams expressed in the Hebrew Scriptures and found in the O Antiphons.

A Dominican Friar of the Southern Province, Father Martin has been engaged for 30 years in the ministry of preaching retreats and parish missions.

The cost for the event – which includes meals and snacks – is $220 for commuters, $320 per person for double occupancy, and $420 for single occupancy. Registration is required.

To register online, click here. 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 Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


Presentation to Focus on Proposed Change to U.S. Immigration Law

October 2, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, an immigration lawyer, will offer a public presentation on a newly proposed change in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy that would make it harder for people to get legal status in the United States. She explores the implications of this proposal on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EDT. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

LOCATION CHANGE: This event will be held in the Rose Room of the Dominican Life Center, on the Campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1277 E. Siena Heights Drive in Adrian, Michigan. 

The proposed rule would redefine the concept of a “public charge,” which can disqualify people obtaining legal status. Public charges are immigrants who are or are considered likely to be financially dependent on benefits from the U.S. government. Currently, “public charge” grounds apply only to immigrants who receive or are considered likely to receive cash assistance benefits, such as social security. The new proposal expands the “public charge” grounds to non-monetary benefits, such as food stamps, housing assistance, or Medicaid benefits.  

Once the proposal is formally published in the Federal Register, the public will have 60 days to submit their comments for or against the proposal. 

Learn more about the proposal and its implications for U.S. immigrants and submit comments as soon as possible. Those who cannot attend in person can watch Sister Attracta’s presentation via live stream on the Adrian Dominican Sisters website, www.adriandominicans.org/LiveStream.aspx.


 

 

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