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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center

860-677-8519

June 2019

Silent Theme Retreat

June 20 @ 4:30 pm - June 23 @ 12:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
$310
women'

Our Silent Theme Retreat is designed for those who would like a quiet, less social retreat experience with some input, but more time for personal prayer and reflection. Each day of the retreat will include Morning Prayer, followed by a presentation from a member of the retreat team, daily Mass and evening prayer. You will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during your retreat. The World will be Saved by Beauty Our spiritual path to God may…

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Summer Directed Retreat

June 20 @ 4:30 pm - June 27 @ 11:00 am
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Directed Retreat

A directed retreat is a personally guided prayer experience in which the retreatant listens for God’s personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures. Each retreatant is assigned a director with whom the retreatant meets daily for reflection and spiritual discernment. Retreatants may request specific directors, although it may not be possible to comply with these requests. The summer Directed retreat at Our Lady of Calvary will begin on the evening of June 20, 2019. Please plan to arrive at the Center…

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September 2019

Mariachi Mexico Antiguo

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Mariachi Mexico Antiguo

Please join us for our retreat season-opening celebration featuring Mariachi Mexico Antiguo. Mexico Antiguo is celebrated for its vibrant sound, traditional core, and restored focus on the antique traditions of the genre. Mexico Antiguo captivates audiences with its distinct interpretation of mariachi music. Established in 2010, Mexico Antiguo is comprised of dedicated and talented musicians. As ambassadors of the mariachi genre, Mexico Antiguo has performed by invitation throughout the Western United States as well as throughout the New England area. They have worked…

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OLC Book Club – Focusing on Spirituality

September 24 @ 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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Freewill Offering
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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October 2019

Movie Matinee – Amistad

October 2 @ 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
Movie Matinee - Amistad

This special Movie Matinee featuring the Stephen Spielberg film Amistad has ties to Farmington history! Attend this program and learn more! Fifty-three enslaved persons lead a revolt against a Spanish ship, “La Amistad,” that ends up on United States soil. They then are arrested and accused of murder and piracy – charges that bring the death penalty – when ex-President John Quincy Adams, no longer in office, takes their case. Based on a true story and set in 1839, Amistad…

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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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Freewill Offering
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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November 2019

Paint Escape to Grass Island

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$35
Escape to Grass Island Flyer

Come and enjoy a morning of painting! Escape with Branford artist Emer Gearhart. We will be painting an oasis sight for shoreline artists officially titled, “Grass Island” located in Madison, CT. No need to bring any supplies, all will be provided. Experience not needed! Beginners and all levels of expertise are welcome. We will dive into acrylics, working from selective photos and will break for lunch at 12:30. No frets if you need extra time to finish! We look forward…

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Autumn Inspiration – Prayer, Music and Watercolor

November 6 @ 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
watercolor

Let’s be inspired during this autumn season and stir the light within us through prayer, music, and watercolor. Bring an inspirational quote and you’ll leave with a beautiful watercolor expression to remind you of what those words mean in your life. No experience is necessary. We will use simple watercolor and mixed media techniques to create a lovely personal painting. Join Kathy Irr, a member of our OLC retreat team, for a morning of relaxation and creativity. This program includes…

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Confirmation Retreat

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$30
Confirmation Retreat

What does getting your driver’s license have to do with Confirmation? What car part would you be as a disciple? What is the plan to get a car and ensure its safety and maintenance? Come to this interactive confirmation retreat and find out. The offering per person for this retreat is $30. If you are a DRE interested in bringing a larger class, please call OLC at 860.677.8519 to talk with us about a group rate. Snacks will be served. Presenter:…

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OLC Book Club – Focusing on Spirituality

November 26 @ 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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Freewill Offering
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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December 2019

Advent Retreat Day – O Antiphons

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$35
Our Advent Retreat Day will focus on the O Antiphon familiar to us from the hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Join us for an Advent Retreat Day at OLC! “O come, o come, Emmanuel…” This most familiar Advent hymn and every verse are actually based on an  “O Antiphon.” During the final days of Advent, praying with these antiphons provides us with a novena for Christmas.  Although 1000 years old, their rich imagery and history speak to us now, inviting us to peace and prayer in preparation for Christmas, and not to haste and hurry. Our Advent Retreat Day will…

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January 2020

Retreat Day – Gospel Portraits

January 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
$35
Gospel Portraits of Jesus

Join us to explore the four Gospel Portraits of Jesus. Have you ever wondered why the Gospels are different? Because each of the four Evangelists had different goals when they wrote their Gospels, is this why we have four distinct Gospel portraits? Portraits of the same person can look very different but still be honest portrayals. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John each paint four different Gospel portraits of Jesus. This presentation will consider parallel passages from the Gospels. We will grow in…

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Creating Space for Grace: A Retreat for Busy Women

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$30
Creating Space for Grace: A Retreat for Busy Women

Come and see how you can create space for grace! Today’s woman is pulled in a million different directions. Always on the go, we are doers and nurturers. This hectic pace can make it difficult to listen for the voice of God. Women need time. We need quiet. We need a safe, sacred space free from distraction. We need to stand still long enough to be found. God’s grace is our gift for the taking if we can only make…

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Movie Matinee – Chariots of Fire

January 15, 2020 @ 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
Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice. The film was conceived and produced by David Puttnam, written by Colin Welland, and directed by Hugh Hudson. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.…

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OLC Book Club – Focusing on Spirituality

January 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Freewill Offering
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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February 2020

OLC Book Club – Focusing on Spirituality

February 25, 2020 @ 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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Freewill Offering
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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March 2020

OLC Book Club – Focusing on Spirituality

March 24, 2020 @ 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
+ Google Map
Freewill Offering
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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April 2020

OLC Book Club – Focusing on Spirituality

April 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
Freewill Offering
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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May 2020

OLC Book Club – Focusing on Spirituality

May 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
Freewill Offering
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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