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January 30, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – Due to popular demand, Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, repeats the seven-part series, “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and Evolving Faith.” The series is held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays in February and March at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.

The topics for each talk are as follows:

  • February 17, 2020: Toward Healing the Rift
  • February 24, 2020: A Renaissance of Wonder
  • March 2, 2020: Getting Genesis Wrong
  • March 9, 2020: An Evolving Faith
  • March 16, 2020: Evolutionary Christianity
  • March 23, 2020: Imagining a Future
  • March 30, 2020: An Evolving Spirituality: Mysticism

Participants read selected materials before each session, then together watch a 20-minute video and join in a guided discussion. All materials for study are provided.

The cost is $30 for the series or $5 for each individual session. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registration is also available 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, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, 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.


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January 29, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP, Professor Emerita of Music at Siena Heights University, will perform her next First Sunday Concert at 1:30 p.m. on February 2, 2020, in St. Catherine Chapel. 

The program consists of waltzes by Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), including the popular compositions, Puppy’s Waltz and Kitten’s Waltz. “I knew them by their popular nickname in Japan, but I was surprised to find out that they were also called the same in English,” Sister Magdalena explained. “They both have encircling passages for the right hand.” 

Sister Magdalena will also play a waltz which had been discovered in 1951, which she heard performed in Poland in 1991 during the "In Search of Chopin" tour in Chopin's birth place, Zelazowa Wola, Poland.

Born in Tokyo, Sister Magdalena came to the United States to study at Barry College (now University) in Miami, Florida, where she met and later joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She taught music for 37 years at Siena Heights University and has composed parts for the Catholic Mass, hymns, chamber music, and music for the organ and the piano. 

All are welcome to this free concert. St. Catherine Chapel is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to the Dominican Life Center.

The next bi-monthly First Sunday Concert – featuring nocturnes by four composers – is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 5, 2020. 


 

 

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