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A Letter from the Director
Sister Janet Doyle headshot
This month, a new exhibit opens at INAI: A Space Apart, the art and spiritual space adjacent to Weber Center. The artwork of our Sisters and Associates will be on display from Saturday, October 28, 2017, through Saturday, February 24, 2018. Come to see the amazing artwork and this unique space; we hope to see you at the opening reception.

If your creative energy is more toward writing, you might be interested in our new creative writing class. This class will be ongoing, so if you are interested, please let Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, the facilitator, know. Two other classes, Introduction to World Religions and the Holy Women of History Series, also meet this month.

Have a topic you wish we would address or a class you wish we would offer? Let us know. We would love to hear from you.

Sister Janet

P.S. You can still attend several programs this month! Visit our website for a complete list of programs and RSVP today.

Weber Shop Featured Item

"Scissored Paper Cuttings"
Note Cards and Prints

Six-pack of Note Cards: $3
Large Prints: $5

Weber Shop features cards and prints by world renowned artist and author, Sister Mary Jean Dorcy, OP.  By the 1940s, she was recognized as one of the leading American paper cutters. Call 517-266-4035 to reserve yours today.

V isit the Weber Shop for a great selection of gifts for every occasion.
November Programs
Creative Writing Workshops
Presented by Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, MSW, and Certified AWA Leader

Tuesday evenings
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 per session 

The workshops will use the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method, founded on the belief that everyone is a writer. AWA supports practiced and emerging voices through this teaching style. Beginners and experienced writers welcome!  Learn more

World Religions Series: Islam
Presented by Sister Susan Van Baalen, OP
Graphic of religious symbols

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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

This program uses presentations, discussion, and an occasional supplemental video to introduce the religious beliefs and practices of Islam.  Learn more

Living with Loss in the Holiday Season: Finding Our Way Through
Presented by Sister Esther Kennedy, OP

Sunday, November 5, 2017
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $25
Deposit: $10 (non-refundable)

A day of reflection, discussion, and prayer ----  intended for those who have lost a spouse, child, parent, or loved one ----  on navigating the disparity between deep personal loss and grief and a season of joy, family, and celebration.

Day of Mindfulness Meditation: Moments of Calm Abiding
Presented by Sister Esther Kennedy, OP

Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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

We gather monthly as a Mindfulness Community to deepen our understanding and commitment to daily meditation practice. Learn more

Finding Hope Again: Nourishing Foundations of Hope in Our Lives
Presented by Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM

Sunday, November 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Using stories, brief presentations, and simple spiritual practices, we will focus together on foundations of hope that can sustain us over the long haul.  Learn more

Holy Women of History Series
Presented by Sister Anneliese Sinnott, OP
Painting of Saint Catherine of Siena

Thursday, November 16, 2017
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Freewill offering

Join us as we explore the lives of female saints and women who inspire us by their holiness.  The next and final installment of this series is January 11, 2018.  Learn more