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Monday, January 23 - Friday, March 17 All Day Art Exhibit: "Irene's Quilts"

Jan. 23 through March 17, 2023, the featured exhibit in the IHM Gallery will be “Irene’s Quilts” featuring the craftmanship of Irene Waypa, a resident of the IHM SLC Apartments.

Irene Waypa, like her mother before her, has sewn nearly all her life. Encouraged by two girlfriends, she joined them in 1970 to learn the art and craft of quilting. As they learned to quilt, they attended shows to see the work of others and get new ideas. Along the way, the group added new friends who quilted and exchanged fabric scraps and life stories.

Join us for the opening reception Tuesday, Jan. 31, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Attendees are required to wear masks, enter through the A-wing entrance and sign in for contact tracing.

The exhibit is free and open to the public by appointment only (please give 48 hours notice). Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. For more information about the exhibit and admission, contact Patty Poirier at


Tuesday, March 7 - Tuesday, March 28 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Artful journey: a creative process for healing and renewal

Tuesdays: March 7, 14, 21 and 28

River House IHM Spirituality Center
805 W. Elm Avenue
Monroe, Michigan 48162

Register here.

Nurture your heart, soul and mind through the unique practices of healing arts, a quickly growing field that utilizes spontaneous and creative practices to promote well-being. While not
an art class, art materials are used in exercises designed to relieve stress and anxiety, renew energy and increase a sense of meaningful connectedness—to God, to others and to yourself.
A safe and uplifting space, this is not about producing a product but rather about a process that encourages self-discovery, hope and new freedoms. Let’s journey and create together.

Anna Marie Pederson is a healing arts practitioner with a background in education and ministry. She has taught people of all ages in public and private schools and provided leadership in spiritual
formation and art journaling within the community. With a life-long love of art, Anna Marie has found creative exploration and working with her hands to provide growth, healing and joy. She desires to share this life-giving experience with others.

Registration Fee: $40 for series Deadline: March 1, 2023


Wednesday, March 22 - Sunday, March 26 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Lenten Retreat: Speak, Lord, your servant is listening

with Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap.

As we get older, we hope we’re growing not just in age but in grace: a deeper, richer inner life. Mary of Nazareth, the “woman wrapped in silence,” shows us the way: receive the Word,
relish its meaning, remember what it’s done for you, rest in its love, and rejoice in its embrace. Keep responding to what it’s asking of you by reaching out with reverence to all who walk along your
way. Our retreat will help us appreciate this path and the transformation it brought Our Lady –and promises to bring us if we never tire of listening as she did.

Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap., is a member of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, part of the vibrant ministry of Detroit’s St. Bonaventure Monastery – Solanus Casey Center. Ordained in 1964, he has served in a rich variety of ministries, from college teaching and campus ministry to pastoring both Native American and Inner-City parishes and directing a retreat center. Fr. Dan strives to integrate into his life and preaching the challenge of the Gospel as well as the Franciscan vision.

Email or call 734-240-5494 to register or click here.  Please indicate your dietary needs at the time of registration. Reasonably-priced overnight accommodations are available at River House and other nearby locations. Ask for assistance when registering. Please note that River House is accessible only by stairs. The deadline to register is March 6.