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June 4, 2021, Detroit, Michigan – For Christians, Baptism is the most basic of all sacraments, and many of us were baptized as infants before we knew the significance of the ritual. But what does Baptism really mean for our daily lives?
Adrian Dominican Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, explores this question and more in her latest book, FAQs on Baptism: Questions and Answers on How and Why We Celebrate. She further explores the symbols, actions, and prayers involved in Baptism and describes it as a call to discipleship – not merely the entrance into the Christian church.
A retreat leader and a consultant for catechists and adult faith formation leaders, Sister Janet also once served as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is a recipient the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) Distinguished Service Award.
Sister Janet has written numerous books and resources for catechists, including Spirituality for Catechists and The Creed: A Catechist’s Guide. She also writes annual Advent reflection booklets.
FAQs on Baptism can be purchased through Twenty-Third Publications or ordered through the Weber Center Shop of Weber Retreat and Conference Center, 517-266-4035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 4, 2021, Alexandria, Virginia – Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) recently released a moving video about Catholic Sisters from about 100 U.S. Congregations who supported the initiative or sent Sisters to serve immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Sisters spoke of their volunteer experience of helping immigrant families and individuals who came to the United States to escape violence or poverty.
The Congregations – including the Adrian Dominican Sisters – were responding to the invitation of Sister Donna Markham, OP, President and CEO of CCUSA, and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to volunteer their services with five Catholic Charities agencies at the border. To date, Adrian Dominican Sisters Mary Jane Lubinski, OP, and Nancy Murray, OP, have served at the border, while other Adrian Dominican Sisters are making arrangements to participate in the effort.
Watch the video.