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March 18, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – As the penitential season of Lent begins, Sister Patricia Benson, OP, draws on Laudato Si’, the environmental encyclical of Pope Francis, as a guide through her exploration of Lent. Her workshop, “Laudato Si’– A Lenten Challenge,” is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
Laudato Si’ challenges us to consider the needs of the marginalized people who are poor along with the needs of Earth’s ecosystems and creatures. The encyclical also calls us to confront our consumerist lifestyles and move toward ecological conversion.
A former theology professor at Ecological Theological Seminary in Detroit, Sister Patricia is a dedicated voice and advocate for Earth and her creatures.
The cost of $15 includes lunch. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.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 517-266-4000.
March 18, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Patricia Walter, OP, and Father R.B. Williams, OP, will lead participants in a special retreat, “Beginning the Holy Week Journey Together.” The retreat is held at Weber Retreat and Conference Center from 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019 through 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019.
The retreat offers participants ample free time to contemplate Jesus’ last days in the context of his life and of our own. Participants also gather twice a day for common prayer, preaching, and reflection.
Sister Patricia, former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, has given retreats around the world. She has ministered at Siena Heights University in Adrian; Aquinas Institute, a Dominican graduate school in St. Louis, Missouri; the Angelicum in Rome; and St. Mary Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio.
Father R.B. is a missioner for the Dominican community in Lubbock, Texas. He has ministered in education and campus ministry and, more recently, has preached parish missions and retreats.
The cost, including meals and snacks, is $130 for commuters, $325 per person for double occupancy; and $425 for single occupancy. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or email@example.com.