Calendar

Date/Time Event
Monday, November 5 - Wednesday, December 12 12:00 am The ’60s: Women of Action through Decades of Change

A history of the IHM Sisters and Associates will be on display in the Gallery of the IHM Motherhouse. The exhibit coincides with the 173rd of the IHM Sisters’ founding on Nov. 10, 1845 and celebrates the 40th anniversary of IHM Associates.

Titled, “The ’60s: Women of Action through Decades of Change,” the display uses records, photographs and artifacts to highlight various events of the 1860s, in the wake of the 1859 separation between the IHM Sisters in Michigan and those in Pennsylvania, as well as in the 1960s during times of growing social upheaval and into the first post-Vatican II years.

The exhibit will also take viewers through the past four decades of IHM Associates. Using a variety of displays, the story of IHMs and Associates weaving one community is told. IHM Associates choose to covenant with the Monroe IHM Sisters for a specific and renewable period of time, focusing on prayer, community and ministry while maintaining their own lifestyles.

The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  For more information about the exhibit, contact Sharon Venier at 734-240-9754 or svenier@ihmsisters.org.

 

Saturday, November 17 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Centering Prayer - Visitation Spirituality Center

Centering Prayer is offered the third Saturday of the month. Those interested in doing Centering Prayer in a group meet for prayer, mutual support and ongoing education.

Contact Visitation Spirituality Center at 248-433-0950 or visitationnorth@ihmsisters.org for more information.

Tuesday, November 20 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Centering Prayer - River House IHM Spirituality Center

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. This method is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Centering prayer is offered the third Tuesday of the month. There is no fee; registration is not required – walk-ins are welcome. Please note that River House is not handicapped-accessible. Download the flyer here.

Monday, November 26 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Can Winter Prepare Our Advent Heart? - River House - IHM Spirituality Center

“Can Winter Prepare Our Advent Heart?” is the first of a series of quarterly mini-retreats. Each part of the series is distinct, so you may join at any time. Through reflection, song and sharing, we enter this season of the earth and of our faith. Winter offers us time to listen to the seed of vision and hope within us as we journey with Mary nurturing new life. Facilitated by Betty Leon, IHM.

The registration fee is $20; deadline to register is Nov. 15. Contact River House at 734-240-5494 or riverhouse@ihmsisters.org to register. Please note that River House is not handicapped-accessible. Download the flyer here.

Monday, November 26 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Can Winter Prepare Our Advent Heart? - IHM Motherhouse

“Can Winter Prepare Our Advent Heart?” is the first of a series of quarterly mini-retreats. Each part of the series is distinct, so you may join at any time. Through reflection, song and sharing, we enter this season of the earth and of our faith. Winter offers us time to listen to the seed of vision and hope within us as we journey with Mary nurturing new life. Facilitated by Betty Leon, IHM. Download the flyer here.

The registration fee is $20; deadline to register is Nov. 15. Contact River House at 734-240-5494 or riverhouse@ihmsisters.org to register.

Saturday, December 1 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Musing Over Mugs - Visitation Spirituality Center

Looking through the eyes of faith, women explore the blessings and challenges of their lives over a cup of tea or coffee.

No registration is required; a free-will offering is requested. For more information, please contact Visitation Spirituality Center at 248-433-0950 or visitationnorth@ihmsisters.org. Please note that Visitation is not handicapped-accessible.

Sunday, December 2 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Finding God in the Dark Film Series - Visitation Spirituality Center

Finding God in the Dark Film Series – Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris

When we watch a film, we are not just being entertained. We are exposing ourselves to narratives that define what is possible for us and we often incarnate those possibilities. Join us the first Sunday of each month for a film, popcorn, conversation and prayer. A free-will offering is requested.

Contact Visitation Spirituality Center at 248-433-0950 or visitationnorth@ihmsisters.org. For more information, click here.

Please note that Visitation is not handicapped-accessible.

Sunday, December 2 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chapel Concert: Handel's Messiah

Messiah Concert This concert is a community-wide performance of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, directed by John Tyner. What a beautiful way to bring our community together! Advance tickets will be available ($12/pp or $8 for seniors/students). Call 734-241-3660. Download the concert flyer here and the Concert Series brochure here; please note the brochure is legal-sized (8.5″ x 14″).

Saturday, December 8 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Naming the Messiah - Visitation Spirituality Center

Many consider attendance at a performance of Handel’s Messiah a favorite holiday tradition. When George Frideric Handel was composing his classical oratorio, he turned to the words of the prophet Isaiah for the royal titles thatdescribe the Messiah—Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. In a retreat-like setting, participants will ponder each of these titles and how people understood them then, how Jesus did (or did not) fulfill them, and what they mean for Christians today. This exploration will lead to a deeper appreciation of the God who comes to save us and the holiday which celebrates this mystery. The morning’s process will include input, reflection time, and conversation. Presented by Kathie Budesky, IHM, MA

The suggested offering is $25. Contact Visitation Spirituality Center at 248-433-0950 or visitationnorth@ihmsisters.org. Please note that Visitation is not handicapped-accessible.

For more information, click here.

Friday, December 14 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Chapel Concert: Festival of Lessons and Carols

The John Tyner Chorale presents a service modeled after the Christmas Eve service that has taken place in Cambridge Cathedral in England since 1918. It will include scripture readings by various pastors from the Monroe area and carols performed by both the congregation and the Tyner Chorale. This type of service has been used around the world and has become a tradition of the Christmas season. Download the flyer here and the Concert Series brochure here; please note the brochure is legal-sized (8.5″ x 14″).

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