Presentations and Seminars



Deepening our understanding through a small group discussion. Sharing prayer, insights, and faith with one another.

Three two-hour gatherings will explore spirituality and our Christian faith as articulated by Elizabeth A. Johnson in her book: Abounding in Kindness, Writings for the People of God.  


 Sessions will be located at the Mercy Sisters Administration Building and led by Patricia Benson, OP

Pat is a Dominican Sister, a former Theology professor and science teacher who deeply desires that God and faith be alive and active in people of the twenty-first century.

The Johnson book is divided into four parts; please  read Part One before the first meeting.  The timeline to complete the book will be decided by Pat and the participants.

  10/18          1:30 – 3:30           Great God of Heaven and Earth

  11/08          1:30 – 3:30          Jesus the Living One

  11/29           1:30 – 3:30         Kindle in Us the Fire of Divine Love: Church Matters

Johnson’s book is divided into four parts: Please read the sections listed above to enable your participation in the discussion. To gain context it would be helpful to skim Part One: Patterns of Faith in a Questioning Time before coming to the session on 10/18.

Register: Contact the Director of the Center    – (248-536-3142)

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

Cost:          Free Will Offering

Book Purchase:


Holy Women of History
with Anneliese Sinnott,OP

How much do you know about the holy women in history?  Much of the history of memorable women has been written by men.  Would the record read differently if other women were the authors?  These sessions will help us explore some of the women from the world community, past and present, who will inspire us by their holiness.

Would you like to learn more?

Weber Retreat and Conference Center, Adrian, Michigan

Three educational sessions on Thursday afternoons

    October 26, 2017                      1:30-3:00 p.m.

      November 16, 2017                   1:30-3:00 p.m.   

    January 11, 2018                       1:30-3:00 p.m.

Call the Weber Center 517.266.4000  to register for the series.

Free Will Offering

The Mercy Center in Farmington Hills

Three educational sessions on Wednesday afternoons

February 14, 2018      1:00-3:30 p.m.

March 14, 2018           1:00-3:30 p.m.

April 18, 2018             1:00-3:30 p.m.

Call 248-536-3142 or email:  

Free Will Offering