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May 2017

Healing Oils of the Bible

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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healing oils

The Oils of the Bible class is based in part on the book The Healing Oils of the Bible by Dr. David Stewart. The participant will learn bible verses that reference essential oils that were used in the Bible. Discussion includes the significance of holy incense and aromatherapy in biblical times as they compare to how the same oils are used in Modern times. Essential oils have been an integral part of the daily lives of people for over ten…

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June 2017

Mouthy Women of the New Testament

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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mouthy women

Mouthy Women of the New Testament: The Canaanite Woman Series: June 7 & 14, 2017 The story of the Canaanite woman’s encounter with Jesus (Matthew 15:21-28) contains a powerful message for women today, a message that speaking up for what really matters (being “mouthy”) can be transformative. We begin by reflecting on our own experiences of speaking up to someone in authority. How hard was it? What was at stake? How were you perceived? How did things turn out? We’ll…

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Mouthy Women of the New Testament

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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mouthy women

Mouthy Women of the New Testament: The Canaanite Woman Series: June 7 & 14, 2017 The story of the Canaanite woman’s encounter with Jesus (Matthew 15:21-28) contains a powerful message for women today, a message that speaking up for what really matters (being “mouthy”) can be transformative. We begin by reflecting on our own experiences of speaking up to someone in authority. How hard was it? What was at stake? How were you perceived? How did things turn out? We’ll…

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Watercolor Workshop and Taco Night

June 21 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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watercolor

Dive into Chef Bill’s mouth watering taco bar then . . . Join Bryan Daly for an exploration in watercolors. Together, you will work to create a simple watercolor landscape while learning how to mix color, create reflections and the glow of a sunset. Bryan will walk you through his process and discuss the different techniques that he uses to apply his watercolors. Bryan Daly began making art at a very young age. Growing up as an only child, Bryan…

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July 2017

Paint and Sip

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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paint and sip

Join Bryan Daly for a Paint and Sip evening this July! You’ll learn various acrylic paint techniques as you create your own diptych of a lotus blossom. A diptych is a two-part painting. You’ll be creating two separate paintings but when displayed on your wall at home, the two parts will become whole. Bryan Daly began making art at a very young age. Growing up as an only child, Bryan entertained himself with creative expression. Bryan was influenced by his…

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God’s Paintbrush Within Us

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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paintbrush

From the very beginning of our existence, God gently held us and looked into our souls. Delighted with His creation, He took a paintbrush to accompany us as He wished to paint the moments of our lives: moments of grace, moments of challenge, moments of peace and moments of stress. God’s paintbrush follows us throughout our journey if we are open to the ongoing gift of the swish of the paintbrush, the blending, the softening and the shading… all created…

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Thomas Merton on Interreligious Dialogue

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Thomas Merton on Interreligious Dialogue

O God, we are already one with You – Thomas Merton on Interreligious Dialogue When Pope Francis addressed a Joint Session of Congress on September 24th 2015 he singled out Thomas Merton as one of four “great Americans” and stated that: “He remains a source of spiritual inspiration and a guide for many people… Merton was above all a man of prayer, a thinker who challenged the certitudes of his time and opened new horizons for souls and for the…

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September 2017

Domestic Abuse: Breaking the Cycle and Making a Difference

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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domestic abuse

Casey Morley will tell her story of coping with and crawling out from years of domestic abuse and violence, working hard to break the cycle and end generations of dysfunction to give her son a chance. She will share some statistics and explain how domestic abuse affects us all. Finally, she will inform us about how we can make a difference. Casey's book, Crawling Out will be available for sale and she will sign books from 8:30 - 9:00 pm.…

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$25

Curtain of Leaves Monoprints

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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monoprints

Celebrate the trees at OLC by creating one-of-a-kind double sided monoprints. Many artists have used the tree as inspiration for their artwork. Visual artists such as Gustav Kilmt (Tree of Life), Van Gogh (The Mulberry Tree), Georgia O’Keeffe (Lawrence Tree), and Piet Mondrian (Gray Tree) all chose the noble tree as subject matter. We’ll use pressed leaves to make monoprints on translucent paper, and a simple printing block as a plate, capturing the many seasons of the leaf. After making…

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October 2017
$25

Movie Night at OLC – “The Letters”

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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movie night

Join us for movie night at OLC! We'll watch and discuss "The Letters," a film about the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta based on her letters. These letters to her spiritual advisor and her bishop reveal her experience of spiritual darkness as she devoted herself to the poor of India. A basket supper to enjoy during the movie will be provided for each attendee! Click here to watch the official trailer of this film: https://youtu.be/UAS_EeIxh5g  This evening will be facilitated…

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