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July 22, 2021, Detroit – As a catechist or parent planning to teach the faith to children, how do you reach out to help your young students understand their lesson? What methods can you use to reach every student in your class?

Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, noted author and speaker on religious education and faith formation, offers suggestions in her latest book, Sharing the Faith with Every Child: A Catechist’s Guide to the Many Ways We Learn. She explores nine major learning styles and offers practical suggestions on ways to engage those styles to help children grasp their faith at a deeper level.

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

Sister Janet has written numerous books and resources for catechists, including Spirituality for Catechists and The Creed: A Catechist’s Guide. She also writes annual Advent reflection booklets.

Sharing the Faith with Every Child is available from Twenty-third Publications or the Weber Center Shop. The Weber Center Shop is currently closed for personal shopping due to COVID-19, but can be reached at 517-266-4035 or at webershop@adriandominicans.org. 

July 16, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – In the monthly presentation offered by the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Spirituality Committee, three Dominican women from the 13th Century dramatically shared their experiences and the ways in which they modeled “Dominican spirituality at its feminine best.” 

“Today, in this 800th year since [St. Dominic’s] death in 1221, and in a period of time in which we are pondering our future, it is fitting that we look back to our beginnings and glean what we can from this long-ago period,” said Sister Cheryl Liske, OP, host of the July 7, 2021, live streamed presentation. Sister Cheryl researched the lives of the women of Prouilhe, the first Dominicans, many of whom were “rescued” from the Cathar heresy and lived in community in Prouilhe, France, as followers of St. Dominic. Their home eventually became the first Dominican monastery.

The presentation brings to life three of the first Dominican women in Prouilhe: Guilhelma, the first Prioress, portrayed by Sister Lorraine Réaume, OP; Lady Raimonde, Sub-prioress, portrayed by Sister Mary Soher, OP; and Ermengarde, an Oblate (lay woman) of Prouilhe, portrayed by Mary Lach, Director of Associate Life. In the presentation, the early Prouilhe Dominicans emphasize their anonymity in history, their experiences in the early days of the Order, and their contributions to the early life of the Dominicans, the Order of Preachers. 

Watch the video of the presentation below.




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