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September 25, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – How do Scriptures call us to relate to people most needing compassion? Sister Maribeth Howell, OP, PhD, STD, addresses that question in a workshop, The Poor, the Widow, the Orphan, and the Stranger in your Land, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center and via live stream.
In the workshop, Sister Maribeth explores our call to relate to people in need by examining texts from the Hebrew Scriptures, particularly Exodus, Deuteronomy, and several books of the prophets; New Testament writings; and church teachings.
An Adrian Dominican Sister, Sister Maribeth is a Congregation’s Vocations Team member and a spiritual director. She taught at Aquinas Institute of Theology and Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis and St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. She holds a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada, and a PhD and Doctorate of Sacred Theology in Hebrew Scriptures from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
The cost is $45, including lunch, for those who are attending in person, and $35 for those participating via live stream. Registration is required. To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click “programs,” call 517-266-4000, or email email@example.com. Limited scholarships are available.
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan. Traveling east on Siena Heights Drive, pass the Adrian Rea Literacy Center and turn left just before the solar panel-covered parking lot. Follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.
September 18, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – Compassion seems to be the center of spiritual traditions worldwide. In his live stream workshop, A Spirituality Named Compassion, Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD, explores compassion’s many dimensions, including how today’s physics gives us a basis for genuine compassion. The workshop is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2023.
An author, theologian, and activist priest, Rev. Fox has called people into the Creation Spirituality lineage for more than 50 years, awakening them to become contemplative artists who honor and defend Earth and work for justice. He sought to establish a new education model for learning spirituality and founded the University of Creation Spirituality.
The cost is $20, and registration is required to receive the live stream link. To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click “programs”; call 517-266-4000; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.