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August 30, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Join local book lovers in reading and discussing an inspiring book about one doctor’s amazing efforts to alleviate suffering in the world. The Dine and Discuss Book Club focuses on Tracy Kidder’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Weber Center. 

Mountains Beyond Mountains tells the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, a gifted doctor who works to cure infectious diseases in remote parts of the world, from Haiti, Peru, and Cuba to Russia. Dr. Farmer strives to change minds and practices through his dedication to humanity. Tracy Kidder won a Pulitzer Prize for this moving book.

The $15 cost includes the book, which is available on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the Weber Center Shop; call 517-266-4035 or email webershop@adriandominicans.org. A discount will not be offered if you already have the book. Registration is required. Visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Guests at Weber Center will be screened for temperatures and symptoms of COVID-19 as they enter. Masks are required. 

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.


August 30, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Mindfulness is a practice in living honestly with oneself. Join the mindfulness community that meets monthly to deepen our understanding and commitment to the daily practice of meditation. 

Facilitated by Adrian Dominican Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, retreat leader and spiritual director, the Days of Mindfulness are held Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. The dates and themes are as follows:

  • September 11, 2021, Basic Concentration. Through practice, we can allow thoughts to come into and out of our minds, notice them, and return our focus on our breath. This presentation will be virtual only, and will be $25 due to lunch not being included.

  • October 9, 2021, Looking Deeply. Mindfulness enables us to live honestly with ourselves and to take note of how our mind and body respond to certain things, people, and realities.

  • November 20, 2021, Wandering Mind. Learn the difference between watching thoughts pass by like clouds and inviting them to lunch. When we are caught by our thoughts, sanity is only a breath away.

  • December 11, 2021, Wholeness, Happiness, Peace. Living in and being attuned to the rhythms of the present moment means living in accord with life. 

The cost of $35 per session includes lunch. In-person attendees will be screened for temperatures and symptoms of COVID-19 as they enter and masks are required. 
Registration is required. Visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs;” call 517-266-4000; or email 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. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


 

 

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