Date/Time Event
Tuesday, September 3 - Tuesday, September 24 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Living in the Presence - Maxis Center

Four-Week Series: Living in the Presence will be held each Tuesday, Sept. 3-24. Presented by Lynne Moldenhauer, IHM, and Julie Vieira, IHM, participants will explore the various prayer forms that can help us to become more consciously present to the Divine in our lives by paying attention to our seeing, to sounds and silence, through nature, through body awareness and so forth. God seeks to engage us and invites us to be mindful of the sacredness that is in us and around us. We can, with practice, live in the Presence.

Suggested offering is $25. To register, email Download the flyer here.

Wednesday, September 4 - Wednesday, May 13 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Scripture Study - River House

Scripture Study is held every Wednesday, September-May. No registration is required; a free-will offering is requested. Please note that River House is not wheelchair-accessible.

Monday, September 16 - Sunday, November 10 10:30 am - 4:30 pm A Way Through - Art Exhibit

“A Way Through” features the work of Emily Jo Short and Teresa Hansen, a Monroe-based mother-daughter artistic duo. Teresa’s medium of choice was watercolor. Emily Jo has worked with watercolor and pastel; her current medium is acrylic paint on canvas. All are welcome to the opening reception Monday, Sept. 16, 6–7:30 p.m. Download the flyer here.

The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sharon Venier at 734-240-9754 or




Sunday, September 22 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Lakewood Area Choral Society - Chapel Concert

Lakewood Area Choral Society will perform under the direction of Robert C. Oster. The group was founded in 1986 to provide adults from in and around the Lakewood School District (Lake Odessa, Mich.) with an opportunity to sing in a large, semi-professional chorus. The choral society boasts a roster of more than 100 amateur singers ranging in age from their 20s to over 80. It has performed in the United States, Canada and Europe. Download the flyer here.

Free-will offering • Public welcome

Friday, September 27 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Day of Reflection on Contemplation: Hope in a Time of Chaos - IHM Motherhouse

Hope in a Time of Chaos – Day of Reflection on Contemplation, is presented by Nancy Sylvester, IHM.

Participants will explore the context of our times and how contemplation as a transformative practice is critical to responding in new ways to the growing polarities we experience. How do we find hope in such times?  The day will involve presentation, contemplative sitting, and discussion.

Suggested offering is $50 and includes lunch. To register, call 734-240-5494 or email

Registration deadline is Sept 13. Download the flyer here.

Thursday, October 3 - Thursday, October 24 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Introduction to Meditation

IHM Sisters Judith Bonini and Julie Vieira will facilitate this introduction to meditation. A regular practice helps to cultivate relaxation and attention while allowing participants to explore their essential nature and restore wholeness. Learn how to reduce stress, improve mental and physical health, heighten awareness and foster a sense of gratitude. Download the flyer here.

Suggested offering is $40. Please note that River House is not wheelchair-accessible.

The registration deadline is Oct. 1 or the first 20 people. To register, call 734-240-5494 or email



Saturday, October 5 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Musing Over Mugs - Visitation

Musing Over Mugs is held the first Saturday of each month, September-May. Over a cup of coffee or tea, women explore the blessings and challenges of their lives looking through the eyes of faith. No registration is required; a free-will offering is requested. Facilitated by Marie Miller, IHM.

Please note that Visitation is not wheelchair-accessible.

Sunday, October 6 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Film Series: Finding God in the Dark - Visitation

“Finding God in the Dark” is held the first Sunday of each month. 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. No registration is required; a free-will offering is requested. Please not that Visitation is not wheelchair-accessible.

Oct. 6           Invictus (2009)
Nov. 3          Taking Chance (2009)
Dec. 8          The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)

Saturday, October 12 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Where is Your Hope? Spirituality and Seekers

The Margaret Brennan IHM Institute for Spirituality, Church and Culture presents “Where is Your Hope? Spirituality and Seekers.” Held at Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., the day-long program features presenters Roger Haight, SJ, on the topic “Exploring Spirituality and Religion Today” and Katie Gordon with “A Seeker’s Response.” The suggested donation is $50, which includes lunch. Register now!

For more information, email or click here.

Monday, October 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Prayer and Conversation - River House

Prayer and Conversation is held the second Monday of each month; participants explore a new theme monthly. The hour consists of a short presentation, conversation and time of prayer and reflection based on the theme. No registration is required; a free-will offering is requested.

Please note that River House is not wheelchair-accessible.

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