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September 2017

Underground Railroad Performance

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Free
underground railroad

Our special event to open our 2017-2018 retreat season is Nzinga’s Daughters’ Underground Railroad Performance. We are excited to present this program because Farmington, Connecticut is known historically as the “Grand Central Station” of the Underground Railroad. However, too often the story of the Underground Railroad is told from a white perspective. This program invites the audience to experience the creativity, ingenuity, and perseverance employed by African-American slaves in their efforts to shepherd runaway slaves to safety.  Because slaves were…

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Domestic Abuse: Breaking the Cycle and Making a Difference

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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domestic abuse

Casey Morley will tell her story of coping with and crawling out from years of domestic abuse and violence. She has worked hard to break the cycle and end generations of dysfunction in order to give her son a chance. She will share some statistics and explain how domestic abuse affects us all. Finally, she will inform us about how we can make a difference. Casey’s book, Crawling Out will be available for sale and she will sign books from…

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Curtain of Leaves Monoprints

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$25
monoprints

Celebrate the trees at OLC by creating one-of-a-kind double sided monoprints. Many artists have used the tree as inspiration for their artwork. Visual artists such as Gustav Kilmt (Tree of Life), Van Gogh (The Mulberry Tree), Georgia O’Keeffe (Lawrence Tree), and Piet Mondrian (Gray Tree) all chose the noble tree as subject matter. We’ll use pressed leaves to make monoprints on translucent paper, and a simple printing block as a plate, capturing the many seasons of the leaf. After making…

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October 2017

Movie Night at OLC – “The Letters”

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$25
movie night

Join us for movie night at OLC! We'll watch and discuss "The Letters," a film about the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta based on her letters. These letters to her spiritual advisor and her bishop reveal her experience of spiritual darkness as she devoted herself to the poor of India. A basket supper to enjoy during the movie will be provided for each attendee! Click here to watch the official trailer of this film: https://youtu.be/UAS_EeIxh5g  This evening will be facilitated…

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