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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Burning Bush

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Burning Bush:
The Numinous and The Call to Prophecy

In New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton wrote, “There is only one problem on which my existence, my peace, my happiness depend: to discover myself in discovering God.”

In this program, through presentation, prayer, and sharing, we will learn to awaken to the Divine Presence all around us, to open ourselves more completely to God’s love working within us, and to find in ourselves, the strength, courage, and wisdom to become the ones God made us to be. We may be surprised to learn that the age of prophecy and the call of the prophet is not buried deep within our faith’s history, but is alive and well and living in each of us now.

This program will include prayer services, a presentation, quiet time, small group sharing, and lunch.

This program is one of a 3-part series based on OLC’s retreat theme this year, All Around Us, We Have Known You. All are welcome! If you missed your retreat or want to hear from a member of the retreat team who was not on your weekend we hope you will join us for this series. Attend the whole series or just one session. The choice is yours!

Presenter: Celeste Calabotta – A spiritual director and Lay Carmelite, Celeste Calabotta has been in retreat ministry at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington, CT for 11 years and began studying contemplative prayer over 15 years ago. In addition to presenting numerous programs on spirituality and contemplative prayer, she has facilitated Lectio Divina prayer groups for Our Lady of Calvary, St. James Episcopal Church in Farmington, CT, the Spiritual Life Center, and St. Thomas The Apostle parish in West Hartford, CT. She currently facilitates a weekly online Lectio Divina prayer group for Our Lady of Calvary. She is a past board member of Spiritual Life Center.

Register for this program using the form below or call (860) 677-8519.


July 6
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center


Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center
31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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