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praying with art

Praying with Art: Coloring Workshop

Brother Michael Moran will present Praying with Art at OLC.

As one who is an artist and who has meditated daily for a number of years, I have experienced the deep focus that is a part of the creative process and the mindful, prayerful process. Add to that the popularity of adult coloring books over the last several years, and you have a practical experience of creating something beautiful and quieting the mind to allow ourselves to be receptive to the working of the Spirit.

We will begin the day with a short description of praying with art and then hand color a copy of one of my linocuts or film cuts. We will end the day with a sharing about the process. My hope is that you may be inspired to continue to express your creativity and quiet the mind in this way.

This program includes lunch.

Brother Michael Moran, C.P., is an artist whose work is collected and exhibited throughout the world. He was recently featured in an article in VISION magazine.

Register for this program by using the form below or call (860) 677-8519. You may also download and print Praying with Art- Coloring Workshop.

pray always

Pray Always? Really? But How?

I don’t know how to pray”
“I can’t pray anymore now-days”
“What’s the use? God doesn’t seem to hear my pleading!”
“I talk to God all the time, yet I long for something more,
something deeper”

Sound familiar?
Want to explore this deep need within your heart?
Want to re-imagine prayer in your life?
Come and see!
There may be treasures hiding in plain sight.

This program will be presented by Maria Decsy. She is a member of the retreat team here at OLC.

This program will take place in the second floor Blue Room. Seating is limited so register early. Includes lunch.

Register for this program using the form below. You can also register by calling (860) 677-8519 or by downloading Pray Always

theme peace

Theme Weekend Retreat

Weekend Retreat Theme: Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace

Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both powerful and timely. It comes from one of the most popular and well-loved prayers in the world: the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis.

Our mission on earth is the same as that of Christ, to bring to others God’s peace–God’s state of “perfect well-being” and completeness. St. Francis saw this as his mission too. He advised his followers that “they should not be quarrelsome or take part in disputes with words…or criticize others; but they should be gentle, peaceful and unassuming, courteous and humble, speaking respectfully to everyone.”

Peacemaking is not an optional commitment. It is a requirement of our faith. Time and again, Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. Faith intensifies our desire to address the questions of our times, precisely, in the light of the gospel:

What is peace?

What does it mean to be a peacemaker?

What is the Christian response to violence?

During our retreat we will explore how we can place ourselves in the center of the storm and be an instrument of peace.

Registration and Fees

The offering for our theme weekends is $250. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration for all weekends.

Our weekend retreat will conclude with Mass at 11:00 am followed by brunch at noon. Families and friends may join retreatants for Mass and brunch.

Use the Registration Form below to sign up for a massage, make brunch reservations for your guests. You can also make reservations for our Friday soup supper, which is served between 5:30-6:30 pm.

Deposits may be transferred to another weekend retreat within the same retreat season, but cannot be transferred to another person. The fee for a Theme Commuter Saturday is $125, with a $50 deposit due with registration.

If you have registered and need to cancel, or arrange late arrival, we ask that you call us 24 hours in advance.

Partial scholarships may be available for those who cannot afford the minimum fee. Requests for scholarships should be made in writing to our Administrator, and be accompanied by a completed registration form.

Register by using the form below or print Theme Retreat 2017-2018 and return to OLC with your deposit.

theme peace

Theme Weekend Retreat

Weekend Retreat Theme: Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace

Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both powerful and timely. It comes from one of the most popular and well-loved prayers in the world: the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis.

Our mission on earth is the same as that of Christ, to bring to others God’s peace–God’s state of “perfect well-being” and completeness. St. Francis saw this as his mission too. He advised his followers that “they should not be quarrelsome or take part in disputes with words…or criticize others; but they should be gentle, peaceful and unassuming, courteous and humble, speaking respectfully to everyone.”

Peacemaking is not an optional commitment. It is a requirement of our faith. Time and again, Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. Faith intensifies our desire to address the questions of our times, precisely, in the light of the gospel:

What is peace?

What does it mean to be a peacemaker?

What is the Christian response to violence?

During our retreat we will explore how we can place ourselves in the center of the storm and be an instrument of peace.

Registration and Fees

The offering for our theme weekends is $250. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration for all weekends.

Our weekend retreat will conclude with Mass at 11:00 am followed by brunch at noon. Families and friends may join retreatants for Mass and brunch.

Use the Registration Form below to sign up for a massage, make brunch reservations for your guests. You can also make reservations for our Friday soup supper, which is served between 5:30-6:30 pm.

Deposits may be transferred to another weekend retreat within the same retreat season, but cannot be transferred to another person. The fee for a Theme Commuter Saturday is $125, with a $50 deposit due with registration.

If you have registered and need to cancel, or arrange late arrival, we ask that you call us 24 hours in advance.

Partial scholarships may be available for those who cannot afford the minimum fee. Requests for scholarships should be made in writing to our Administrator, and be accompanied by a completed registration form.

Register by using the form below or print Theme Retreat 2017-2018 and return to OLC with your deposit.