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February 19, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – As we complete the penitential season of Lent – after a tumultuous year of responding to the pandemic, racism, and a divisive national election – Weber Retreat and Conference Center invites you to a period of silence and reflection during its virtual Holy Week Retreat: From Ashes to Pentecost.

Father Don Goergen, OP

Facilitated by Dominican Father Don Goergen, OP, the virtual retreat begins at 7:00 p.m. EDT Sunday, March 28, 2021, and continues through 11:30 a.m. EDT Holy Thursday, April 1, 2021. The retreat includes times for silence, prayer, and insights from Scripture, opening retreatants to God’s revelation of love and hope.

Father Don, assistant to the Provincial of the Central Province of the Dominican Friars, is a noted lecturer, retreat director, and author. He is currently completing a new manuscript on the thoughts of Thomas Aquinas and Teilhard de Chardin.  

The retreat is open to all. The cost is $80. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations and scholarship inquiries can be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

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September 19, 2016, Detroit, Michigan – Now that schools are open and people are settling into the routine of Fall, it’s time to start thinking about another season – Advent. 

Sister Janet Schaeffler’s latest Advent book of reflections, Wondrous Days of Comfort and Joy – Daily Reflections, Practices, and Prayers, is now available. The booklet can be ordered online or through the Weber Center Shop at Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian.

Sister Janet has drawn on her years of experience in parish and archdiocesan catechetical ministry to write her annual book of reflections. In addition, she has written a number of accompanying parish and family Advent resources, including The Coming of Joy inserts for parish bulletins; Advent and Christmas Day with Pope Francis bulletin inserts and hand-outs; and an Advent Retreat Kit. She has also developed a kit in which families can create and decorate a Jesse Tree together with symbols of salvation history leading up to the birth of Jesus.

Formerly the Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit, Sister Janet has written articles and books for faith formation ministry, and offers days of reflection, retreats, catechist formation programs, and adult faith formation programs.



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