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Advent Retreat Explores the Spiritual Meaning of Christmas Carols

NOTE: This event has been canceled.I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old familiar carols play …” In no other holy day or holiday does music play such a significant role as during the Christmas season. These “old familiar carols,” when pondered, can help the soul feel its worth and capture the great gift of the season.

During the 2022 Advent Retreat, Father Marty Iott, OP, a Dominican Friar from the Southern Province, examines the spiritual meaning of some of these old familiar carols. The retreat is offered in person at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.

Fr. Marty Iott, OP

Ordained in 1970, Father Marty served as a parish priest and a university and hospital chaplain, in addition to working toward the initial formation of Dominican students. He has dedicated the past 40 years to preaching through retreats and parish missions.

The cost of the retreat is $160 for commuters, $325 per person double occupancy, and $425 single occupancy. All overnight guests must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination; all guests will be screen for the virus and must wear a mask except when eating.

Registration is required and is available at; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or Limited scholarships are available.

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