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December 2017

She Said Yes: Making Room for the Birth of God

December 13 @ 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
birth

By considering the infancy narrative of Luke we will discover how this Christmas story actually summarizes and focuses the message of the Good News of the New Testament, and invites us to make this good news personal.  Then, in keeping with the gospel’s foundational message of the Word made flesh, or Incarnation, we will learn how our ordinary and seemingly secular preparations for Christmas may become vehicles for a contemplative practice which will prepare us spiritually for the birth of God,…

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January 2018

Women of Influence

January 10, 2018 @ 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
Influence

Women of Influence Four women, all saints, have been given the title “Doctor of the Church”: Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux and Hildegarde of Bingen. This presentation will look at the life and times of these four great women, what they wrote, prayed and preached, and how each was and is a woman of influence. Includes lunch. Sr. Elissa Rinere, C.P. has been a Passionist sister for over 30 years. She holds a Master’s degree in…

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Finding Hope in Dark Times

January 13, 2018 @ 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
hope

How do we find HOPE, when fear, hopelessness and destructive forces clash all around us?  How can we break through when life seems to be breaking down? Nothing is permanent! Institutions, traditions, social, political, religious and cultural structures are experiencing a paradigm shift. On a personal level, chaos breaks in at the most unexpected  moment; bringing with it loss, uncertainty, pain and suffering. We seem to feel in our very being the ‘groaning of the entire creation’ and we are…

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Healing Oils of the Bible

January 20, 2018 @ 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
healing oils

The Oils of the Bible class is based in part on the book The Healing Oils of the Bible by Dr. David Stewart. The participant will learn bible verses that reference essential oils that were used in the Bible. Discussion includes the significance of holy incense and aromatherapy in biblical times as they compare to how the same oils are used in Modern times. Essential oils have been an integral part of the daily lives of people for over ten…

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