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CANCELED: WATCH FOR RESCHEDULE DATE! September 8, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – Dorothy Henderson, a member of the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers), offers a weekend workshop to help participants make their faith more available to them and strengthen their relationships and sense of community. Listening to God, Listening to Each Other: Finding Truth in Love is held from 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2023, through 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 1, 2023, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. The workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Dorothy leads participants in individual and interactive exercises to teach Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a spiritual tool to help us speak our truth and hear another’s, with eldering, the practice of deepening the spiritual grounding of an individual or group by accompany them in an intentional relationship with God.

Dorothy has taught NVC for 20 years in workshops, retreats, and classes. Recently, she has been presenting eldering workshops to Quaker meetings and communities.

The weekend cost – including meals – is $55 for commuters, $175 per person for double occupancy, and $225 for single occupancy. Registration is required and available at www.webercenter.org; click “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan. Traveling east on Siena Heights Drive, pass the Adrian Rea Literacy Center and turn left just before the solar panel-covered parking lot. Follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

August 18, 2023, Detroit – Women religious have been at the forefront of the Catholic Church’s efforts to advocate for clean air and a healthy environment.

That was part of the message of Adrian Dominican Sister Virginia “Ginny” King, OP, during “We Can’t Breathe,” an event focused on preventing air pollution by restricting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. The event was held at the end of July at the Motherhouse of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM Sisters) in Monroe, Michigan.  

The Adrian Dominican Sisters “have worked hard to love Earth as a gift from God,” Sister Ginny said, noting that recent efforts on the Motherhouse Campus in Adrian have resulted in a 28% reduction in electricity use. She also spoke of the many benefits of the collaboration in environmental work between the IHM Sisters and the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Read the entire article by Amy Ketner for The National Catholic Reporter’s Earthbeat project.



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