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A Letter from the Director
I'm learning that Weber Center has its own rhythm. March and April find us hosting many retreatants and other visitors. Guests comment about the lovely surroundings and the quiet, peaceful sense Weber offers. We hope each person finds grace here and feels at home.

Are you getting tired of winter? Do you want to get in shape for spring and summer? Weber is now offering Tai Chi classes! Please join us, and bring some balance to your life ----  and your body.

Sister Janet

P.S. We also recently began hosting monthly Lunch & Learn programs that are FREE and open to everyone. Click here to view a list of upcoming topics and speakers. 

March Programs --- There's still time to RSVP!
Women Reading the Scriptures Series: Women in the Writings of Paul
Presented by Sister Anneliese Sinnott, OP

Thursday, March 16, 2017
(Final Session)
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Free Will Offering
Registration Required

Do women read the Scriptures any differently than men? How much do you know about the women who appear in the Bible? Come to Weber Center to learn more!  This is the last session of a five-part series that has been offered since November 2016.  Learn more

Spring Equinox
Presented by Rev. Cathy Johnson and Sister Esther Kennedy, OP

Sunday, March 19, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Free Will Offering
Registration Required
Children Welcome 

Springtime beckons us into the mystery of life, deeply enfolded into Earth herself. Equinox marks the First Turning of the seasonal shifts; a time of transformation, of new life born of stillness and quiet of winter. Within each of us are the seeds of new life and the rising sap of kindness and compassion.   Learn more

April Programs
*Note: New and recurring programs are highlighted in yellow.
Tai Chi for Health and Fun
Presented by Bonnie Yarbrough, Tai Chi Instructor

Mondays, beginning April 3, 2017
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

First session is free.  Additional sessions are $3 each; r egistration is not required.

Tai Chi is an ancient exercise that involves slow-paced turning and stretching. It has been shown to help improve circulation, balance and posture; increase strength and flexibility; and reduce stress. The activity is good for all ages.  Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Tennis shoes or socks work best.  Learn more

Dinner and a Book: Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
Hosted by Weber Center 

Dinner and discussion:
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 (includes book and dinner) 

Like to read? Looking for a good book? Join us for Dinner and a Book!

Here's how it works: We all read the book on our own. Then, for one night, we gather, have dinner together, and discuss the book. Books are currently available at Weber Center. Please call 517-266-4000 or click here to learn more.

Inclusivity: No Outsiders Anymore
Presented by Diarmuid O'Murchu, MSC

Friday, April 7, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25
Adrian Dominican Sister: $15
Deposit: $10 (non-refundable)

Based on his book, Inclusivity: A Gospel Mandate, priest, author, and social psychologist, Diarmuid O'Murchu will highlight a long-neglected element of Christian faith practice, with suggestions for a more inclusive Church for the future. Time will be given for questions and answers.  Learn more

Elements of an Inclusive Spirituality
Presented by Diarmuid O'Murchu, MSC

Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $45 (includes lunch)
Adrian Dominican Sister: $15
Deposit: $10 (non-refundable)

Through input and dialogue, Diarmuid O'Murchu will explore some contemporary challenges of a faith that moves beyond exclusive Church commitment to one that embraces larger horizons of meaning in the 21st century.  Learn more

$105 Special: Includes registration for April 7th and 8th programs presented by Diarmuid O'Murchu, an overnight stay at Weber Center, and meals.

Holy Week Retreat ---- "See What Love..."
Presented by Sister Patricia Walter, OP 

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Single Occupancy: $300 
Commuter: $225
Adrian Dominican Sister: $125
Deposit (non-refundable): $25

The celebration of Holy Week offers us an opportunity to reflect on key moments and movements in our lives and the life of Jesus:  success and failure;  friendship and betrayal;  celebration of love and companionship;  times of loneliness and suffering;  farewells and reunions; and  loss of the familiar and utter surprise.  Participants will have opportunities for quiet reflection, guided meditations, and participation in liturgies and daily conferences.  Learn more

Lunch & Learn Series: Securing Your Computer Accounts
Presented by Ray Casey, Director of Technology

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Free and open to all ----  no registration required!
Please bring your own lunch.

Ray Casey, Director of Technology for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, will provide basic information on preventing and detecting unauthorized use of your computer and accounts. 

Click here to view a list of upcoming Lunch & Learn topics and speakers.

Day of Mindfulness Meditation ----  Vulnerability
Presented by Sister Esther Kennedy, OP 

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $35 (includes lunch)
Adrian Dominican Sister: $25
Deposit: $10 (non-refundable)

Circumstances in our lives can harden us, making us more angry and fearful. We can run away from them, leave and feel quite justified. We can also let these same situations soften us, guiding us with greater compassion and open-heartedness. These are choices you and I have every day as we face experiences, relationships, and events that are uncomfortable, confusing, and not to our liking. One path leads to feelings of justification, a sense of righteousness, while the other, staying with the discomfort, becomes a way of personal transformation and wisdom. 

We gather monthly as a Mindfulness Community to deepen our concentration and commitment to daily meditation practice. We support one another in cultivating seeds of kindness, compassion, and generosity so as to spread these seeds into our world of great beauty and also great suffering.  Learn more