This special Movie Matinee featuring the Stephen Spielberg film Amistad has ties to Farmington history! Attend this program and learn more!
Fifty-three enslaved persons lead a revolt against a Spanish ship, “La Amistad,” that ends up on United States soil. They then are arrested and accused of murder and piracy – charges that bring the death penalty – when ex-President John Quincy Adams, no longer in office, takes their case. Based on a true story and set in 1839, Amistad is sprinkled with biblical references and rightly shows that most abolitionists were Christian. It’s also full of Christian themes, including protecting the vulnerable and standing up for what’s right, even when it’s not popular.
Here is the official trailer.
Attendees will receive a boxed lunch to enjoy during the screening. A short discussion will follow the movie.
Register for this program by calling (860) 677-8619 or use the form below. You may also download and print Movie Matinee – Oct 2, 2019.
Our Silent Theme Retreat is designed for those who would like a quiet, less social retreat experience with some input, but more time for personal prayer and reflection.
Each day of the retreat will include Morning Prayer, followed by a presentation from a member of the retreat team, daily Mass and evening prayer. You will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during your retreat.
The World will be Saved by Beauty
Our spiritual path to God may begin with our attraction to beauty. The more we are aware of the beauty around and inside of us, the more beauty we project toward others. Beauty that flows from our hearts, reminds us of the source from which it comes: God.
Beauty has been described as the intersection where our physical bodies can hold both the desolation and despair and the joy of happiness of our lives – the place that gives our lives its deepest meaning
Come spend time looking for what is beautiful. Intentionally take time to focus on those things that lift you up and help you to feel closer to your God, the One who sends beauty to refresh, nurture, and sustain you, the One who invites you into beauty’s Immortal Heart. You may rediscover beautiful things that perhaps you’ve taken for granted.
Join us for a lively Italian Night in support of Our Lady of Calvary!
Eat great Italian food, drink good wine and laugh the night away with the stand-up performance of our favorite Italian comedienne,
MARIE DI BENEDETTO!!!
Whether you know Marie through her laughter and attitude workshops offered here at OLC or whether you are meeting her for the first time, you’re in for a special treat!
You may also be a big winner at the Gift Card and Teacup Raffles!
Please register by April 24, 2019, for the Dinner/Comedy event. Dinner seating is limited to the first 90. Walk-Ins are welcome for the Comedy Show. Please arrive by 7:30 pm for a 7:45 show. Show tickets may be purchased at the door for $20.00.
Register for Italian Night using the form below or call (860) 677-8519. You may also download and print Italian Night 2019