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February 5, 2024, Adrian, Michigan – Computer technology and artificial intelligence are the fastest evolvers in our society today. How are we to look at technology in today’s world?

A white woman with short brown hair and red metal glasses wearing a coral crocheted sweater over a white shirt smiles at the cameraSister Ilia Delio, OSF, addresses that question and more in her livestream presentation, Deep Artificial Intelligence (AI): Mind, Matter, and Planetary Life. Sister Ilia will explore the rapid rise of technology, the impact of techno-culture on human life, and the ideas of theologian Teilhard de Chardin on religion, technology, and evolution. The workshop, offered through Weber Retreat and Conference Center, is from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST on Monday, February 26, 2024. 

A Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC, Sister Ilia focuses her writing and research on systematic-constructive theology, particularly the integration of science, religion, and culture.

The cost is $45, and registration is required to receive the livestream link. Registration is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

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August 22, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – As fall brings the busy-ness of a new school year and increased activities, Weber Retreat Center offers a special program to enrich your faith and knowledge. 

In a nine-part series, “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and Evolving Faith,” Adrian Dominican Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, introduces participants to the ways in which our recent scientific knowledge informs and enriches our faith. Through the study of Catholic theologians and Christian thinkers, Sister Esther helps participants to discover a spirituality for our times. Participants read selected materials ahead of time, and together during the sessions watch a 20-minute video presentation and engage in guided discussion. 

Sessions are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Weber Center. The first session, on Monday, September 9, 2019, focuses on “Healing the Rift.” Other sessions are on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Mondays, September 23 and 30 and October 7, 14, and 21. The cost is $30 for the series and $5 for each individual session.

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 webercenter@adriandominicans.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 the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.



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