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October 2019

Simplicity: Clearing the Clutter in our Lives

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$30
simplicity

According to Joan Chittister “Simplicity is an attitude of mind that enables us to stand unimpeded by the seductiveness of the unnecessary and the cosmetic.”  Simplicity is about the task of removing the clutter from our outer and inner lives so that we may move more gently through life.  Whether we are “pack-rats” or “neat-freaks”, this statement, is easier said than done.  It is a life-long journey, accomplished one step at a time.  During our time together we will spend…

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OLC Book Club – Focusing on Spirituality

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 26, 2020

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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OLC Book Club - Focusing on Spirituality

Our OLC Book Club is returning for a second season! It is a different kind of book club because the focus is on spirituality. Future titles will be selected on a monthly basis, with the help of suggestions from participants. If you have not attended in the past you are very welcome to join us this month! Sisters Mary O’Brien, CP, and Anna Marie Becker, CP, are the moderators.  Long-time retreatants will remember Sister Anna Marie, whom we are happy…

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Movie Matinee – Bridge of Spies

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$25
Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies Staring Tom Hanks A Soviet spy is caught in the U.S. during the heart of the Cold War. A hesitant U.S. attorney then is given the task of representing him. It’s a movie full of scriptural themes. Every life matters – even guilty ones. In fact, all of us need a defense. The movie ends with a prisoner exchange that has biblical parallels. Tom Hanks stars as the attorney in Bridge of Spies, which is based on a true story…

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Exploring the Roots of Halloween

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$35
roots of halloween

Is it Even Christian? Exploring the Roots of Halloween Come explore the true origins of Halloween and its roots in the Celtic tribes who lived in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. For ancient people, November 1 marked the beginning of a new year and the coming of winter. Many of our contemporary Halloween traditions date back to the ancient Celts belief that the souls of the dead including ghosts, goblins, and witches, returned to mingle with the living. In order to…

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