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November 14, 2022, Adrian, MichiganNOTE: The schedule for this retreat has been altered and will now take place Thursday, December 8 through Monday, December 12.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.

Fr. Marty Iott, OPDuring 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. Thursday, December 8, 2022 through 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2022, 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 webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

Thich Nhat Hanh

November 14, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, offers a day of remembrance for Thich Nhat Hanh, noted Buddhist monk, peace activist, teacher, author, and poet who died on January 22, 2022.

A Cloud Never Dies is offered both in person and through live stream from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022. The day includes story, meditation, imagination, and a big dose of joy and gratitude. Known as “Thay,” Thich Nhat Hanh taught through his life of courage, peace, and wisdom, calling his followers to mindful living in the face of suffering, cruelty, violence, and injustice.

The cost is $45 in person, including lunch, and $35 for the live stream presentation. Those who attend in person will be screened for COVID-19 and will be required to wear masks when not eating.

Registration for both the in-person and the online presentation is required and 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.

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.



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