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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.
September 19, 2016, Detroit, Michigan – Now that schools are open and people are settling into the routine of Fall, it’s time to start thinking about another season – Advent.
Sister Janet Schaeffler’s latest Advent book of reflections, Wondrous Days of Comfort and Joy – Daily Reflections, Practices, and Prayers, is now available. The booklet can be ordered online or through the Weber Center Shop at Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian.
Sister Janet has drawn on her years of experience in parish and archdiocesan catechetical ministry to write her annual book of reflections. In addition, she has written a number of accompanying parish and family Advent resources, including The Coming of Joy inserts for parish bulletins; Advent and Christmas Day with Pope Francis bulletin inserts and hand-outs; and an Advent Retreat Kit. She has also developed a kit in which families can create and decorate a Jesse Tree together with symbols of salvation history leading up to the birth of Jesus.
Formerly the Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit, Sister Janet has written articles and books for faith formation ministry, and offers days of reflection, retreats, catechist formation programs, and adult faith formation programs.