Presentations and Seminars



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Book to study:         Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology 
Author: Denis Edwards
Denis Edwards is a professorial fellow in theology at Australian Catholic University (ACU), Adelaide campus. He is a member of ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, a fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion, and a member of the International Methodist-Roman Catholic Commission.




Four study Sessions led by Patricia Benson, OP         

Pat is a Dominican, a Theologian, and a former science teacher who deeply desires that God and faith bealive and active in people of the twenty-first century.



                                                    May 2        1:30 – 3:00 PM   Part 1: Chapters 1,2,3
                                                    May 16       1:30 – 3:00 PM  Part 2: Chapters 4,5
                                                    May 30      1:30 – 3:00 PM   Part 2: Chapters 6,7,8
                                                    June 20     1:30 – 3:00 PM   Part 3: Chapters 9,10

Registration:  or  Call: 248-536-3142

Location:  Conference Room at the Sisters of Mercy Administration Building
                                29000 W. Eleven Mile Road,  Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Cost:                      Free Will Offering


Spring Seminar 

Christians in an evolving Universe

Explore how our encounter with God profoundly shapes our understanding of the world and what it means to be human.
Encounter some of the new discoveries contemporary theologians have made about our Creator God and humanity’s place in the unfolding universe.
Ponder new developments in the Christian understanding of sin and grace.
Tackle the realities occurring at the end of life, namely, death, resurrection, judgment, heaven and hell. Glimpse the end-times through an evolutionary lens as the final fulfillment of all creation in communion with the Triune God

Presented by Sara Fairbanks, OP, PhD  Theologian, Former Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Barry University, Vocation Director of the Adrian Dominican Sisters 
Sister Sara has published extensively including: Fully Human: Understanding Christian Anthropology, Now You Know Media, 2017

Date:                    Cancelled

Registration:  or  Call: 248-536-3142

Location:           Mercy Center, 28650 W. Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI