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Summer at OLC Retreat Center

Welcome to summer at OLC!

We are looking forward to a fun and vibrant summer here at OLC. We have programing scheduled through July. We hope that you will join us for at least one event during the summer months!

All summer programs will take place in air conditioned areas of the retreat center.

You can register on our website or call us at OLC at 860.677. 8519.

MOUTHY WOMEN OF THE NEW TESTAMENT - June 7 & 14, 2017
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
The story of the Canaanite woman’s encounter with Jesus contains a powerful message for women today:  that speaking up for what really matters can be transformative.  This two-part series being held at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington on June 7 and June 14, 2017 will offer opportunity to get in touch with your own wisdom and experience and to reflect on some “mouthy” women of Church history, such as Catherine of Siena. Costs for each evening are $15 for dinner at 6:00 pm and $25 for 7:00-9:00 pm presentation by Joan Kennedy.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AND TACO NIGHT - June 21, 2017
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
Dive into Chef Bill’s mouth-watering tacos, then join Bryan Daly for an exploration in water colors at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington on June 21, 2017. Together, you will work to create a simple watercolor landscape while learning how to mix color and to create reflections and sunset glow. Offering is $15 for Taco Dinner at 6:00; $30 for Watercolor Workshop from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

SILENT RETREATS - June 22 @ 5:00 pm - June 29 @ 12:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington is offering three silent retreat options during the week of June 22, 2017. A Directed Retreat provides opportunity to meet daily one on one with a spiritual director.  Retreatants may choose to devote either the entire week from June 22 to June 29 to their retreat, or choose the shorter period from June 22 to June 25. The Center is also offering a silent retreat with the theme Embracing Joy: Learning to Bear the Beams of Love from June 22 to 25.

PAINT AND SIP - July 12, 2017
Program: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Bryan Daly for a Paint and Sip evening on July 12, 2017 at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. You will learn various acrylic paint techniques as you create your own diptych (two-part) painting of a lotus blossom. Offering of $60 includes all materials and refreshments.

GOD’S PAINTBRUSH WITHIN US - July 19, 2017
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
God’s paintbrush follows us throughout our life’s journey if we are open to the swish of the paintbrush, the blending, the softening created by the Master.  This evening presentation at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington on July  19, 2017 will include a short presentation by Noranne Warmester, a time of reflection, a guided meditation and a contemplative time to paint your own tilted bowl. Offering is $15 for dinner at 6:00 pm; $25 for program from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

THOMAS MERTON ON INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE - July 26, 2017
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
When Pope Francis addressed a Joint Session of Congress in 2015 he singled out Thomas Merton as one of “four great Americans.” On July 26, 2017 at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington Mike Smoolca will present a program that reviews Merton’s spiritual journey with a particular focus on his Christian spirituality leading to an openness to interreligious dialogue. Offering is $15 for dinner at 6:00 pm; $25 for program from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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