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September 17, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Libby Watson, Executive Director of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and Bruce Anthony Kiesling, Music Director and principal conductor, open the new season of Weber Retreat and Conference Center’s monthly lecture series with a talk on how the Symphony kept music alive during the pandemic and offer a preview of the 2021-2022 season. The program begins at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2021, in Weber Center’s Common Room. 

Upcoming sessions include:

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021: Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Director of the Office of Sustainability for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, and Joel Henricks, Director of Facilities and Grounds, give an update on Motherhouse Campus sustainability projects.

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Christmas Around the World. Come and share your cultural and family Christmas traditions.

The lecture series is free and open to all. No registration is required. Attendees will be screened for temperatures and symptoms of COVID-19 as they enter and masks are required to be worn at all times.

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.

September 17, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Four Adrian Dominican Sisters were among hundreds of U.S. Catholic Sisters to respond to the call of Catholic Charities USA and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to serve thousands of immigrants who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, waiting to be placed with a family member in the United States. 

Pictured clockwise from top left: Sisters Mary Jane Lubinski, OP, Katherine Frazier, OP, Nancy Murray, OP, and Mary Soher, OP.

“The response was immediate, generous beyond expectation, and overwhelming,” Sister Mary Jane Lubinski, OP, one of the four Adrian Dominican Sisters, said during a September 8, 2021, live streamed presentation on the experience. “We went to the border to serve our brothers and sisters who are immigrants. We went on your behalf, and it was an honor. Where one of us is, all of us are.”

The Sisters were assigned to shelters along the border, in Texas and California, where immigrants are housed after detention as they await transportation to a family member or friend who is sponsoring them in the United States. Volunteers included Catholic Sisters, college students, lay people of a variety of religious traditions, and concerned local residents. 

Participating in the presentation with Sister Mary Jane were Sisters Katherine Frazier, OP, Nancy Murray, OP, and Mary Soher, OP.

Watch the presentation below.





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