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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center

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April 2019

OLC Book Club

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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OLC Book Club

OLC Book Club: New this Season OLC Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am to 11:30. The book we will be discussing in April is Kindness and Compassion:  The Inspiring Aftermath of the Tragic Amish Schoolhouse Shootings by Bruce Becker. We hope you can join us! 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…

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Julian of Norwich

April 24 @ 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
Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1416) “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.” Hermit, theologian, mystic, spiritual guide, author, visionary, woman of God.  This presentation will consider the world of Julian of Norwich, her life, her visions, her writings, and what wisdom she still speaks to us today. This program includes lunch. Sr. Elissa Rinere, C.P. has been a Passionist sister for over 30 years. She holds a Master’s degree in education…

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May 2019

Italian Night

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$45
Don't miss Italian Night

Join us for a lively Italian Night in support of Our Lady of Calvary! Eat great Italian food, drink good wine and laugh the night away with the stand-up performance of our favorite Italian comedienne, MARIE DI BENEDETTO!!! Whether you know Marie through her laughter and attitude workshops offered here at OLC or whether you are meeting her for the first time, you’re in for a special treat! You may also be a big winner at the Gift Card and…

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Movie Matinee – The Assisi Underground

May 8 @ 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

Shot on location in Assisi, The Assisi Underground shows the work of Father Ruffino, one of the "Righteous Gentiles," in sheltering Italian Jews and transporting them to safety during the Nazi occupation. Unlike many World War II melodramas, this one rings true because it is true, and its good acting and simple direction add to the authenticity. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/pZy6A3om4F4 Attendees will receive a boxed lunch to enjoy during the film. A short discussion will follow the screening. This day…

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Movie Night – Temple Grandin

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$25
Temple Grandin

Join us for a movie night featuring Temple Grandin! Emmy winner Claire Danes stars as Temple Grandin, a brilliant young woman coping with the stigma of autism at a time when it was misunderstood. With the support of her loving family, Temple dedicates herself to learning and becomes a famed animal behaviorist. Her passion for animals gives her a unique ability to understand them, and she fulfills her love of education by teaching about autism and the most humane ways to…

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Praying with Art: Coloring Workshop

May 22 @ 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
praying with art

Brother Michael Moran will present Praying with Art at OLC. As one who is an artist and who has meditated daily for a number of years, I have experienced the deep focus that is a part of the creative process and the mindful, prayerful process. Add to that the popularity of adult coloring books over the last several years, and you have a practical experience of creating something beautiful and quieting the mind to allow ourselves to be receptive to…

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Golf Tournament

May 23
Tunxis Plantation Country Club, 87 Town Farm Road
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$150
golf tournament

19th Annual Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center Golf Tournament Tunxis Country Club Cart and Green Fees Range Balls Lunch on the Course & Awards Dinner Player Gifts Schedule of Events: 10:00 Registration Schedule of Events 11:30 Shotgun Start 5:30 Awards Dinner and Raffle Format 4 person scramble Awards: Awards Men’s and Women’s Division Closest to Pin Longest Drive Pink Ball Challenge 50/50 Contests Download a Golf Tournament Brochure: Golf Brochure 2019

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OLC Book Club

May 28 @ 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 28, 2019

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

OLC Book Club: New this Season OLC Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am to 11:30. Our selection for January is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. 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…

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Thomas Merton – A Monk’s Insights on Love

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$25
insights on love

A Monk’s Insights on Love - Thomas Merton’s realization on the core of the Spiritual Life Thomas Merton’s evolving and deepening insights on Love are woven throughout his writings. At the core of his Christian Spirituality, God and our true nature are identified with Love: To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true…

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June 2019

Surviving the Centuries: Moments of Crisis and Reform in the Church

June 12 @ 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

Explore how moments of crisis shaped the Church we know today. The history of the Church is long, complex and not without problems. Sister Mary Ann will offer an interactive presentation that will open up three windows into the past to look at three moments of crisis that have relevance for us today. In each instance, we will ask four questions. What happened and why? How did the Church respond to the crisis? How has that historical response shaped us…

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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, 2018. 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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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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Movie Night – Bridge of Spies

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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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January 2020

Retreat Day – Let’s Talk About Death

January 8, 2020 @ 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
death

Most people have an instinctive fear of death, but many also have a conviction that something lies beyond, that death does not have the last word. The Catholic faith is rooted in the belief that God made us to enjoy eternal life with him. During our time together, we will explore what the Church says about death, facing death personally and what it means to die well. This retreat day will include a presentation by Sister Mary Ann, an opportunity…

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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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