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August 16, 2022, New London, Connecticut – As volunteer and professional catechists prepare for another year of offering religious education to elementary and high school students, the latest book by Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, might give them the spiritual support they need.

Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP

Sister Janet’s book, Calming Meditations for Busy Catechists, was recently released by Twenty-Third Publications. The 32-page booklet offers prayers and meditations for catechists, whether they’re overwhelmed and feeling unqualified to teach or their students are responding well to their lessons. Each meditation also includes a suggested action to help bring peace and confidence to catechists.

The retail price is $3.95 for one copy, $34.90 for 10 copies, $147.50 for 50 copies, $249 for 100 copies, and $487.50 for 250 copies. The booklet can be ordered through the website of Twenty-Third Publications or by phone at 1-800-321-0411. 

Calming Meditations for Busy Catechists is also available at the Weber Center Shop at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Copies can be picked up in person from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays. The shop is closed for lunch from noon to 12:45 p.m. Copies can also be ordered from the Weber Shop through email, webershop@adriandominicans.org or by calling 517-266-4035.  

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.

July 8, 2022, Tecumseh, Michigan – Sister Mary Louise Putrow, OP, author, and Associate Arlene Bachanov, Editorial Assistant, will offer a presentation on Seeds of Change, the latest history book of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. The presentation – held on Zoom from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – is sponsored by the Tecumseh District Library.

Seeds of Change covers the years of 1962 to 1986, including the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ pivotal 1968 Chapter of Renewal, held in response to the Second Vatican Council’s call for renewal of congregations of women religious in the Catholic Church. Through text, photos, and interviews with Sisters who lived through the years covered by the book, Seeds of Change tells the story of the many changes that took place during those decades that still affect the Congregation today.

More information can be found on the Tecumseh District Library’s Facebook post. Registration to receive a Zoom invitation can be accessed here.

Copies of Seeds of Change sell for $15 and are available through the Weber Shop at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. They can be ordered by calling 517-266-4035 or emailing the shop at webershop@adriandominicans.org. They can also be bought in the shop, located in the Weber Retreat Center on the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Campus, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday. The shop is closed for lunch from noon to 12:45 p.m.

July 25, 2022 Update

Watch the recorded presentation below.




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