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Workshop Teaches Participants to Move from Chaos to Breakthrough

March 9, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Chaos may best describe how we are experiencing the political, social, and ecclesial world around us. In her workshop, “Chaos – Contemplation – Moving Toward Breakthrough,” Sister Nancy Sylvester, IHM, describes how we can live in this chaotic time in such a way that we move toward breakthrough rather than breakdown. The workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.

During her talk, Sister Nancy offers insights as to why our time is significant in evolutionary history and how attention to one’s interior journey through contemplative practices is necessary if we are to move forward.

Sister Nancy, founder of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue, ministered for 15 years on the staff of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, D.C. She served as President of her religious community, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, Michigan, from 1994 to 2000, and in 2001 completed her three-year term as President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).

The $50 cost 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.

Photography Exhibit Focuses on ‘Quiet Moments’

February 18, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – A photography exhibit, Quiet Moments, runs from Friday, March 1, 2019, through Thursday, June 27, 2019, at INAI: A Space Apart, an art gallery and meditation space adjacent to Weber Retreat and Conference Center. An artists’ reception is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019.

In Quiet Moments, photographers Scott Miller and Elaina Robinson offer their experiences of quiet moments, using their cameras to illustrate special times of stillness, observation, and oneness of nature. 

Scott Miller, videographer in the Communications Office of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is a local artist specializing in digital imagery and cinematography. His passion is to guide his audience to see and experience quiet moments in the significant yet overlooked simplicity of God’s fingerprints that he sees all around him.

Elaina Robinson grew up in a rural area on a dirt road near Adrian and felt those landscapes as part of her soul. The images in this series of black and white photos show the power of place as she came to know it with the camera. Her exhibit in Quiet Moments is her senior project for Siena Heights University, where she is majoring in business and minoring in photography.

INAI (pronounced in-EYE), meaning “within” in Japanese, is a contemplative space and art gallery that resonates with the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ mission to seek truth, make peace, and respect life. It houses an art gallery, as well as a quiet space for personal reflection and meditation. INAI: A Space Apart is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All are invited free of charge to visit INAI: A Space Apart and to enjoy Quiet Moments



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