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October 14, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – John F. Haught, PhD, takes participants on a virtual exploration of The New Cosmic Story and the Meaning of Faith from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022. The day will include a break for lunch.

John F. Haught, PhD

The program, offered via live stream, explores religious faith in the context of our new scientific story of the universe. The focus will be on the significance of religious – and especially Christian – faith for our understanding of the universe and vice-versa. 

A Distinguished Research Professor at Georgetown University and former Professor and Chair of the Department of Theology at Georgetown, John specializes in systematic theology. His focus is on areas pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion. 

Participants are encouraged but not required to read one or both of John’s many books: The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (Orbis, 2021) and God After Einstein (Yale University Press, 2022). 

The cost is $45. Registration is required to receive the live stream link. Registration is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

October 4, 2022, New London, Connecticut – As we move further into the season of fall and many begin to prepare for Christmas, it’s time to make spiritual preparations to celebrate the incarnation of Jesus. 

Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP

Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, has released Advent 2022: Awaiting the Good News. Beginning on November 27, 2022, the First Sunday of Advent, and running through Christmas Day, December 25, 2022, the booklet offers daily reflections on Scripture passages, inspirational stories, suggested daily practices, and prayers to aid in that preparation.

A retreat leader and a consultant for catechists and adult faith formation leaders, Sister Janet also once ministered as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is a recipient of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) Distinguished Service Award.

Noting the difficulties and challenges of the past few years, Sister Janet reminds readers in her introduction that “numerous instances and stories of goodness” have also been part of those years. Advent can be a time to focus on these positive stories. “These Advent days ahead of us invite us to show down and become more aware of the good news of God-among-us: the glimpses of goodness vibrantly alive in the everydayness of our lives,” Sister Janet writes.

Copies of Awaiting the Good News and of the Spanish edition, Esperamos la Buena Nueva, are available through Twenty-third Publications. They can also be ordered through the Weber Center Shop at Weber Retreat and Conference Center, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221; webershop@adriandominicans.org; or 517-266-4035. The shop is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The shop is closed for lunch from noon to 12:45 p.m.  



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