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September 12, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Step away from your busy life and retreat to Weber Retreat and Conference Center. The private, directed retreat is offered from 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2022, through 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2022.
This retreat offers time and space for prayer, quiet reflection, and participation in liturgies on the Motherhouse Campus if COVID-19 protocols allow. The retreat also offers opportunities to walk the labyrinth and outdoor garden, enjoy the quiet of the INAI gallery space, and explore the spiritual questions of your heart.
Each retreatant meets daily with the spiritual director of his or her choice (pictured from left to right):
Sister Joan Delaplane, OP, an Adrian Dominican Sister, has broad experience in preaching, directing retreats, and conducting workshops on preaching.
Joan Ebbitt, an Associate of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, specializes in ministering to religious, clergy, and others in their quest for experiencing the divine.
Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, an Adrian Dominican Sister, has been a spiritual director for many years, walking with directees as they engage their own spiritual experience of the Holy Mystery.
Trudy McSorley, an Adrian Dominican Associate, is committed to the Dominican Charism and, through her own prayer and contemplation, seeks to be a listener and supporter of others on their journey to the Holy.
Janene Ternes is a spiritual director, retreat director, and the founder of Prayer in Motion, LLC, a ministry that opens hearts to God through music, movement, and guided reflection.
The cost, including meals and snacks, is $260 for commuters, $325 per person for double occupancy, and $425 single occupancy. Overnight guests must be vaccinated.
Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing email@example.com. Limited scholarships are available.
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.
August 29, 2022 – All are welcome to join in a celebration of the Autumn Equinox and the dedication of Weber Retreat and Conference Center’s labyrinth. The celebration is from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2022. Please note: As of Thursday, September 22, the dedication of the labyrinth has been postponed to Sunday, October 16, at 3:00 p.m. All other activities scheduled for Sunday, September 25 (Equinox celebration and performance by Gemily) will continue as planned.
As we celebrate Earth’s turn into fall’s beauty, we also focus on the labyrinth, a spiritual tool for contemplation renewed in the Middle Ages. Distinct from a maze, the labyrinth has one winding path into and out of the center, allowing the walker to follow the path while contemplating. Through the funding of two grants, the labyrinth at Weber Center has been restored, with the removal and cleaning of every stone.
Gemily (Gemini and Emily), a folk music trio, will join in blessing the restored labyrinth with a performance at the outdoor patio near the Rose Room, weather permitting. Originally known as Gemini, twin brother musicians San and Laz Slomovits have been touring throughout Michigan and the United States since 1973. San’s daughter Emily has been touring with them since she was eight years old, increasingly since her college graduation in 2016. All three are versatile instrumentalists and gifted singers.
Gemily’s concerts feature a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, and classical music. Their vocals and instrumental work breathe new life into a wide variety of American and international music, from folk to classical, klezmer to Broadway show tunes, traditional to contemporary.
The celebration is free and open to all. Registration is not required.