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May 2017

Choose Joy

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Choose Joy Have you ever stopped to think that being joyful or happy is a choice? When was the last time that you felt joyful or happy? We often hear the expression: “your thoughts create your reality”. What are your thoughts creating? Since being positive is pivotal for healing and serenity, it would behoove you to develop a more positive outlook in your life. Happiness is created by positive or pleasant thoughts. Happy people learn to deal with life more…

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Images of God

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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images of god

The Book of Genesis tells us that we were created in God’s image. When you close your eyes and picture God, what do you see? Our image of God affects the way we view ourselves, the way we interact with others, and the way we see the world around us. You’re invited to spend an evening reflecting on your personal images of God and how they were shaped by your own story. The Bible contains some beautiful imagery for God,…

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Responding to Life’s Ordinary “Whatever” Moments

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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How do you respond to Life's "Whatever Moments? A morning to look lovingly, gently and without judgment at how we welcome, embrace, accept and discover what these moments offer us. Program includes input, quiet reflection time, sharing, and prayer. Includes lunch. A member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Community Sister Pauline Semkow, RSM, is a retreat and spiritual director and presenter of programs on spirituality, with 30 years of experience. She has also ministered as an…

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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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