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Mirroring the Face of God

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Mirroring the Face of God: Wonder, Knowledge, and Self-Discovery through the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are breathtaking in their detail, in their transmission of what existed over 13.5 billion years ago, and in their giving us a ring-side seat to the inner workings of star and galaxy formation, interaction, and demise. They are a window into Creation itself, and by definition, into the Creator.

The story of the design, construction, launching, and deployment of JWST is no less breath-taking. It reminds us of what is possible from the human species through creativity, collaboration, commitment, pain-staking discipline, and the endurance of a shared vision. In this sense, it is like the story of the universe: a creation narrative that also reveals its creator.

Join us for an opportunity to meditate upon the wonders revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope. Through contemplative prayer, music, video, and sharing, we will celebrate the gifts of this glimpse into the mysteries of our universe, our Creator, and ourselves. Includes lunch.

Presenter: Celeste Calabotta has a passionate love for and commitment to Contemplative Prayer and the contemplative life as lived in full participation in the world. A spiritual director and 12-year Lay Carmelite, Celeste taught Confirmation for 22 years, has been in retreat ministry at Our Lady of Calvary for 10 years, and began seriously studying contemplative prayer and facilitating groups of Lectio Divina for over 15 years. In addition to presenting numerous programs on contemplative prayer, she has coordinated Lectio Divina prayer groups through Our Lady of Calvary in Farmington, CT, the Spiritual Life Center, West Hartford, CT, and St. Thomas The Apostle Church in West Hartford, CT.

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


October 26
10:00 am - 1:30 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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