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May 20, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – A talk by Adrian Dominican Congregation Prioress Patricia Siemen, OP, in June 2019 is included in a special edition of The Journal of Moral Theology. Sister Patricia offered the concluding keynote address during the inaugural meeting of “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home,” held at Creighton University. The special edition marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’", an encyclical by Pope Francis focusing on the importance of caring for Earth.

In her article, “In Honor of Laudato Si’: Stories of Ecological Conversion in Action,” Sister Patricia writes of the need to change the story of our relationship with creation from one of dominance to companionship and notes her own conversion as a human rights advocate to one who advocates for the inherent rights of all of creation. She goes on to write about some of the environmentally sustainable works of the Adrian Dominican Congregation: from its permaculture site to its focus on the use of green energy to power the Motherhouse Campus in Adrian.

To change the pages in Sister Patricia’s article, hover your mouse over the bottom of the page and click on the down arrow to bring you to the next page.

Feature photo: Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, enjoys the view of Ecuador during the January 2014 Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature meeting.

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January 16, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Have dinner and join in a discussion of Patrick Phillips’ enlightening book, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America during Weber Retreat and Conference Center’s Dine and Discuss from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13.

In Blood at the Root, Dr. Phillips, a professor at Stanford University, explores the harrowing racial history of Forsyth County, Georgia, where he grew up, and the expulsion of its entire African American population.

Registration is open now so participants can take time reading the book. The cost of the program is $15, which includes both the book and dinner. Books are available at the front desks of Weber Center and the Dominican Life Center, and at the Weber Center Shop. Register online or in person and pick up your book at any of the above locations.

To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

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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