Calendar

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, December 5 - Thursday, January 25 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Experiences and Expressions of the Arts

Experiences and Expressions of the Arts commemorates and celebrates the anniversary of the IHM Sisters’ founding on Nov. 10, 1845. Come and explore photographs and artifacts from the IHM Archives that highlight the creative process and the imaginative spirit of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 

Thursday, December 14 - Saturday, December 16 10:30 am - 4:00 pm How Can This Be? Waiting With Mary

“How Can This Be? Waiting With Mary” is an Advent retreat presented by Juliana Casey, IHM. Mary responded to an angel’s announcement with the question: “How can this be?” What the angel said simply did not make sense. Many things in Mary’s life did not make sense: pregnancy, birth, the strange behavior of her son, his death, a resurrection. During this time together, we will reflect upon Mary’s question and wait with her for a graced and gracious answer. Download the flyer here.

Thursday, December 14 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm A Moral Call: People of Faith Confronting the Tragedy of Gun Violence Prayer Service

The IHM Sisters will hold prayer services in Monroe and Detroit in remembrance of the 100,000 people in the United States who are killed and injured by gun violence each year. The services will take place on the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting. The prayer service in Monroe will be held from 3-4 p.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel and will be Livestreamed. The prayer service in Detroit will be from 3:20-4 p.m. at Detroit Cristo Rey High School. These events are part of a nationwide collaborative effort to educate our communities on the growing tragedy of gun violence in the United States and to turn empathy into meaningful action. Download the flyer here.

Friday, December 15 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Festival of Lessons and Carols

The John Tyner Chorale presents “Festival of Lesson and Carols,” 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 or the Concert Series brochure here.

Sunday, December 31 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Visitation North - Seeing Again with New Eyes: A New Year’s Eve Retreat

“Seeing Again with New Eyes: A New Year’s Eve Retreat” will be facilitated by Francis J. Daly, SJ, MDiv, and Kathie Budesky, IHM, MA

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to look back with new eyes on the old year that is setting and to look ahead to what the Spirit invites us to in the year that is about to dawn. Join us for a day that includes input, time for personal prayer and reflection, conversation, an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and lunch. The day will end with the celebration of the liturgy for the feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God.

Cost is $40 and includes lunch; registration deadline is Dec. 20. Contact Visitation North at visitationnorth@ihmsisters.org  or 248-433-0950.

Please note that Visitation North is not handicapped-accessible.

Sunday, January 7 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Visitation North: Finding God in the Dark Film Series

The Book Thief (2013)

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

The Book Thief is episodic, with an affecting spirit brought to life by the stellar performances of Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nélisse as well as exceptional period detail.

Please note that Visitation North is not handicapped-accessible.

Saturday, January 13 8:30 am - 9:30 am Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is held the second Saturday of each month, October-June, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Room E-001 at the Motherhouse. There is a one-time only fee of $20.

Saturday, February 10 8:30 am - 9:30 am Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is held the second Saturday of each month, October-June, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Room E-001 at the Motherhouse. There is a one-time only fee of $20.

Sunday, March 4 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Music of the The 3 Bs for Cello and Piano

Diane Winder, cellist, and Garik Pedersen, pianist, are the featured performers. Winder has held principal positions with the Plymouth and Charlotte Symphonies, as well as with the St. Louis Philharmonic. She earned a Doctor of Music degree in cello performance and is the director for the School of Music & Dance at Eastern Michigan University (EMU). Pedersen is professor of piano at EMU; his students have been prizewinners in national and international competitions. He is a Steinway Artist and has performed throughout North America, Europe, Central America and Asia. Download the Chapel Concert Series brochure here.

Saturday, March 10 8:30 am - 9:30 am Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is held the second Saturday of each month, October-June, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Room E-001 at the Motherhouse. There is a one-time only fee of $20.

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