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November 22, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Come join in the celebration of Winter Solstice, as the sun takes its shortest trip across the sky. The celebration takes place at Weber Retreat and Conference Center from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
In the darkening days of winter, Earth comes into stillness, ushering in a time for inner growth and the planting of seeds to enrich the world come spring.
The Winter Solstice celebration is free and open to all. Invite a friend and bring a song, poem, or story and a treat to share. Registration is not required.
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse, 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.
November 14, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – “I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old familiar carols play …” In no other holy day or holiday does music play such a significant role as during the Christmas season. These “old familiar carols,” when pondered, can help the soul feel its worth and capture the great gift of the season.
During the 2022 Advent Retreat, Father Marty Iott, OP, a Dominican Friar from the Southern Province, examines the spiritual meaning of some of these old familiar carols. The retreat is offered in person from 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2022, through 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
Ordained in 1970, Father Marty served as a parish priest and a university and hospital chaplain, in addition to working toward the initial formation of Dominican students. He has dedicated the past 40 years to preaching through retreats and parish missions.
The cost of the retreat is $160 for commuters, $325 per person double occupancy, and $425 single occupancy. All overnight guests must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination; all guests will be screen for the virus and must wear a mask except when eating.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited scholarships are available.