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November 20, 2019, Detroit – As you begin to think about Christmas shopping and family visits, remember to immerse yourself in the greatest Christmas preparation of all – Advent. The latest book by Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, The Guiding Power of Hope, offers reflections, prayers, and practices for every day of Advent and for Christmas Day to help you slow down and remember the ultimate meaning of Christmas.
The Guiding Power of Hope is available through Twenty-Third Publications or through the Weber Center Shop on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse campus. The shop is open from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. You can also call 517-266-4035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister Janet has written yearly Advent reflection books, as well as numerous books for catechists, Eucharistic ministers, parents, and the faithful. She draws on her experience in catechetics and adult faith formation and is currently a free-lance author, presenter, teacher, and consultant.
August 21, 2019 – Just in time for the new school year for parish religious education programs, Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, has written a new book to help catechists – religion teachers – better understand traditional Catholic prayers. Her latest book, The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers: Understanding and Sharing the Tradition, has been released by Twenty-Third Publications.
In this book, Sister Janet offers a reflection, line by line, on traditional prayers such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition, and the traditional Catholic grace before meals. She also provides background information on each of the prayers and offers study guides and questions that catechists can use with their students.
The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers is available directly from the publisher and from the Weber Shop at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. It can be purchased in the store or ordered by calling 517-266-4035 or emailing email@example.com.
In writing her books, Sister Janet draws on her years of ministry in religious education, adult faith formation, and retreat work. She is a former Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit and received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.