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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. She has worked hard to break the cycle and end generations of dysfunction in order 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…

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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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$25
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

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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$25
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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Introduction to the Zentangle Method

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$35

The ®Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. You learn one stroke at a time. Anyone can learn this method and find inner creativity and a mindful focus. Experience the wonder of creating three dimensional abstract art on a flat surface. An art background is not necessary. This class will introduce the ®Zentangle Method: its concepts and history; and provides for the creation of a work of art. Program fee…

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Knit Teddy Bear Workshop

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$30
teddy bear

Learn to knit an adorable teddy bear with Sr. Aideen! Learn to knit an adorable teddy bear that would make a cute Christmas or baby gift. This bear is also perfect to donate to Children’s Hospitals, Police programs, shelters and more. Finished bear is 9.5”. This workshop is appropriate for knitters of all ages and skill levels. Please bring soft 4 ply yarn and #8 needles. This program is limited to 15 participants and will take place upstairs in the…

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November 2017

All Saints Day of Reflection

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$30
all saints

This special All Saints Day of Reflection will include: Morning Prayer followed by a presentation by Sister Mary Ann: The Communion of Saints: Saints and a Spirituality for Modern Times. Opportunity to go to Confession Lunch Celebration of All Saints Day Mass Register online using the form below or download: All Saints Day of Reflection

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Mixology: Holiday Cocktails & Selecting Affordable Wines

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$35
cocktails

Mixology: Holiday Cocktails and Wines Bring your friends for a fun and festive night. Attendees will learn how to make three holiday cocktails while enjoying scrumptious hors d’ oeuvres. Three festive cocktails will be prepared and sampled. Recipes will be provided. You will also learn how to select affordable wines for your holiday dinner table from the west coast vineyards of Oregon, Washington State and California. Patrick R. Miceli is a Central Connecticut Restaurateur and Entrepreneur. Patrick is owner of…

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