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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center

31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States

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February 2018

Stations of the Cross

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Free-will Offering
stations of the cross at OLC

We will pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 12 Noon sharp, beginning Friday, February 16, 2018.  We will ascend the few short steps to “Calvary Hill” and pray the Stations of the Cross together. This is one of the most important and enduring traditions of our faith. After our devotion, we will process in silence from “Calvary Hill” into the Retreat Center for a simple soup lunch of clam chowder prepared by Chef Bill. Please…

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Theme Weekend Retreat

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - February 25 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
$250
theme peace

Weekend Retreat Theme: Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both powerful and timely. It comes from one of the most popular and well-loved prayers in the world: the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis. Our mission on earth is the same as that of Christ, to bring to others God’s peace–God’s state of “perfect well-being” and completeness. St. Francis saw this as his mission too. He advised his…

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Lenten Retreat Day

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$30
Lenten Retreat Day

Join us at OLC for a special Lenten Retreat Day at the start of this holy season. Our day will begin with morning prayer followed by a presentation on the Seven Sorrows of Mary by Sister Mary Ann. The Seven Sorrows of Mary are an ancient and popular devotion in the Catholic Church. We relate to Mary in her sufferings because we suffer too. We believe that Mary understands us and helps us in our suffering. There will be an…

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March 2018

Stations of the Cross

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Free-will Offering
stations of the cross at OLC

We will pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 12 Noon sharp, beginning Friday, February 16, 2018.  We will ascend the few short steps to “Calvary Hill” and pray the Stations of the Cross together. This is one of the most important and enduring traditions of our faith. After our devotion, we will process in silence from “Calvary Hill” into the Retreat Center for a simple soup lunch of clam chowder prepared by Chef Bill. Please…

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Theme Weekend Retreat

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - March 4 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
$250
theme peace

Weekend Retreat Theme: Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both powerful and timely. It comes from one of the most popular and well-loved prayers in the world: the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis. Our mission on earth is the same as that of Christ, to bring to others God’s peace–God’s state of “perfect well-being” and completeness. St. Francis saw this as his mission too. He advised his…

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One Man’s Journey with His Faith

March 3 @ 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
journey

Do you sense your faith calling you in a new direction? Join Ron Miceli as he shares his journey from the business world to ministry at OLC. Ron Miceli is the current OLC Administrator. He had a successful career in business, finance, and various industries before joining OLC. In this interactive morning discussion, Ron will share his Faith Journey, at times filled with uncertainty and fear, that led him to make a significant change in his personal and professional life.…

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Movie Day at OLC – “Full of Grace”

March 7 @ 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
movie day

Join us for Movie Day at OLC! Full of Grace portrays the life of Mary post-resurrection, meaning her role in the early Church leading up to her Assumption. Full of Grace does a wonderful job presenting the Early Church after the death of their leader, messiah, and savior, Jesus Christ.  It shows the role of St. Peter in the early Church as he engages in the debates which surround him. Mary has been rightly called the mother of God since it…

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Stations of the Cross

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Free-will Offering
stations of the cross at OLC

We will pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 12 Noon sharp, beginning Friday, February 16, 2018.  We will ascend the few short steps to “Calvary Hill” and pray the Stations of the Cross together. This is one of the most important and enduring traditions of our faith. After our devotion, we will process in silence from “Calvary Hill” into the Retreat Center for a simple soup lunch of clam chowder prepared by Chef Bill. Please…

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Theme Weekend Retreat

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - March 11 @ 12:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
$250
theme peace

Weekend Retreat Theme: Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both powerful and timely. It comes from one of the most popular and well-loved prayers in the world: the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis. Our mission on earth is the same as that of Christ, to bring to others God’s peace–God’s state of “perfect well-being” and completeness. St. Francis saw this as his mission too. He advised his…

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Celebrate Celtic Spirituality

March 10 @ 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
celtic spirituality

Sister Mary’s last name is not O’Brien for nothing! Our Celtic Spirituality program will feature two presentations: An overview of Celtic Spirituality A talk about three famous Irish saints; St. Patrick, St. Brigid and Saint Kevin, which will include some amazing stories and legends. The day will begin and end with special prayers from the Irish Celtic tradition. This program will be presented by long-time OLC retreat team member, Sister Mary O'Brien, CP. This program will take place upstairs in…

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Lenten Evening of Reflection

March 14 @ 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
Lenten

Journeying Through the Desert: A Lenten Evening of Reflection Christians often refer to the season of Lent as a second chance at New Year’s resolutions. Our broken January promises are renewed as we vow to give up unhealthy foods and take on healthier habits. Much more than this, Lent is a season of transformation. An opportunity to dig deep. To journey through the desert with Jesus. Spend an evening pondering the sacred struggle of the Lenten story. Discover ways to…

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Stations of the Cross

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Free-will Offering
stations of the cross at OLC

We will pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 12 Noon sharp, beginning Friday, February 16, 2018.  We will ascend the few short steps to “Calvary Hill” and pray the Stations of the Cross together. This is one of the most important and enduring traditions of our faith. After our devotion, we will process in silence from “Calvary Hill” into the Retreat Center for a simple soup lunch of clam chowder prepared by Chef Bill. Please…

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Confirmation Retreat

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 8, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$35
Confirmation

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 $35. 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. The program includes dinner. Presenter:…

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Inter-Religious Panel: Sharing Our Stories

March 21 @ 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
Inter-religious panel

Join us for an Inter-religious panel moderated by Maria Decsy. This panel will feature women from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions who will share their faith stories and their gifts that they bring to our world. This will be an interactive, relaxed and insightful discussion to discover what unites us as compassionate human beings. Our panelists are: Aida Mansoor Rabbi Debra Cantor - Rabbi Debra Cantor is the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield, CT.  Earlier, she…

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Stations of the Cross

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Free-will Offering
stations of the cross at OLC

We will pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 12 Noon sharp, beginning Friday, February 16, 2018.  We will ascend the few short steps to “Calvary Hill” and pray the Stations of the Cross together. This is one of the most important and enduring traditions of our faith. After our devotion, we will process in silence from “Calvary Hill” into the Retreat Center for a simple soup lunch of clam chowder prepared by Chef Bill. Please…

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Stations of the Cross

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
+ Google Map
Free-will Offering
stations of the cross at OLC

We will pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 12 Noon sharp, beginning Friday, February 16, 2018.  We will ascend the few short steps to “Calvary Hill” and pray the Stations of the Cross together. This is one of the most important and enduring traditions of our faith. After our devotion, we will process in silence from “Calvary Hill” into the Retreat Center for a simple soup lunch of clam chowder prepared by Chef Bill. Please…

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April 2018

Ignite the Light

April 4 @ 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
light

In the midst of the Easter season let’s 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 for a morning of relaxation and creativity. Includes lunch. Register for this program using the form below,…

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Theme Weekend Retreat

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - April 8 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
$250
theme peace

Weekend Retreat Theme: Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both powerful and timely. It comes from one of the most popular and well-loved prayers in the world: the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis. Our mission on earth is the same as that of Christ, to bring to others God’s peace–God’s state of “perfect well-being” and completeness. St. Francis saw this as his mission too. He advised his…

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Confirmation Retreat

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 8, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$35
Confirmation

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 $35. 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. The program includes dinner. Presenter:…

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Movie Night at OLC – “Babette’s Feast”

April 11 @ 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! Why does Pope Francis want us to watch the movie “Babette’s Feast”? The Holy Father's favorite film challenges us to look outside of ourselves in service to mercy. He even referenced it in Amoris Laetitia, making Babette’s Feast probably the first film ever to be mentioned in a papal document. Join us to view this classic film and together we will discover what spiritual lessons Pope Francis would like us to learn. A basket supper…

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Theme Weekend Retreat

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - April 15 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
$250
theme peace

Weekend Retreat Theme: Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both powerful and timely. It comes from one of the most popular and well-loved prayers in the world: the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis. Our mission on earth is the same as that of Christ, to bring to others God’s peace–God’s state of “perfect well-being” and completeness. St. Francis saw this as his mission too. He advised his…

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Faith That Asks Something of Us: Doing the Truth in Love

April 14 @ 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
truth in love

To act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God…these words of the prophet Micah were actualized in Jesus’ living. He showed us over and over again that no one is outside the inclusive love of God and called us to ensure the dignity of all people and their inclusion at the table of life - in our homes, our communities, and in our structures that often prevent or deny their participation. He did the Truth in Love. How…

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Western Barbecue and Comedy Night

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$45
Western Barbecue

The Retreat League Committee (RLC) will hold their Annual Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18th at OLC. The theme for this year’s event will be Western Barbecue. Menu: The menu features Pulled Pork, Chicken, Homemade Corned Bread, sides and dessert with a complimentary glass of wine. Entertainment: There will be Musical Entertainment and Comedy Improvisation Performance by Sea Tea Improv Raffle Prizes: Mystery Credit Card Envelope with the purchase of Raffle Tickets and Raffle Prizes Make reservations for our western Barbecue using the form below…

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Making the Insights of Thomas Merton Accessible

April 25 @ 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
Thomas Merton

Making Thomas Merton's Insights on Contemplation and the True Self Accessible 3 conferences: Merton's Spirituality: Whatever I may have written, I think all can be reduced in the end to this one truth, that God calls human persons to union with Himself and with one another in Christ... What Contemplation Is and Is Not: Contemplation... is life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. The True Self:  If I find  Him (God) I will find myself and if I find…

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May 2018

Zenquillity

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$35
Zenquillity

Our Zenquillity class will focus on spring and spring flowers! We will be using the ancient paper art of Quilling in combination with Zentangle to create a ZIA (Zentangled Inspired Art) that has a three-dimensional quality. No experience is necessary, quilling flowers and Zentangle patterns will be taught. Program cost includes materials. Beth Malley is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) who has been creating and drawing for over three years. Register on-line using the form below or download Zenquillity.  

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Press Pause

May 9 @ 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
pause

Press Pause! learn practical ways to nurture yourself as you set clear boundaries with love. Are you giving more and enjoying it less? Do you work harder to solve others’ problems than they do? Are you staying busy, running from here to there trying to fill the void in your life? How is that working for you? You deserve a deeper, more authentic life, where YOU are in control and have peace of spirit and mind. Presenter:  JoAnne Ceccarelli-Egan LCSW Register…

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In the Upstairs Room – Waiting for the Spirit

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$30
upstairs room

Four days before the Solemnity of Pentecost, this day of reflection invites you to place yourself in the upstairs room where Jesus’ disciples wait in prayer to be “clothed with power from on high (Lk 24:49).” The day will include a prayer service, conference, and the opportunity for Confession. It will conclude with the celebration of the Eucharist. This program will be presented by long-time OLC retreat team member, Sister Mary O’Brien, CP. Includes lunch. Register for this program using the…

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Tea Tasting with Culteavo

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$25

At our tea tasting in partnership with Culteavo you will not only sample delicious tea but learn the basics of tea; what makes white tea different from black or green tea and how to properly brew tea and tisanes. Our presenter, Viviana Pinhasi will explain the health benefits of tea, how to pair food with tea and even how to cook with tea. You will enjoy some delicious treats along with the tea and go home with some unique recipes…

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June 2018

Laughter is the Best Medicine!

June 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
laughter

People sometimes attribute the saying, "Laughter is the best medicine," to American publisher and humor writer Bennett Cerf. Its roots go much deeper though. The phrase probably derives from Proverbs 17 in the Old Testament. Here, it is said that ‘a merry heart is like medicine’. Come join Marie DiBenedetto at OLC and learn about the body's response to laughter as she tells some of her personal humor situations and jokes. Our time together will end with some suggestions on how…

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Movie Night at OLC – “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

June 13 @ 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 an inspiring Movie Night at OLC. Our film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women - ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim - came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage…

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Silent Theme Retreat

June 21 @ 4:30 pm - June 24 @ 12:00 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
$290
silent theme retreat

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. Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both…

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Summer Directed Retreat

June 21 @ 4:30 pm - June 28 @ 4:30 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$490
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 with a prayer service on the evening of June 21, 2018. Please plan to…

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July 2018

Plants That Clean the Air

July 11 @ 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
plants

Jeff The Plant Guy Jeff will talk about the wonders of plants. Experience an educational and fun presentation by Jeff, the plant guy.  Jeff will amuse you as he takes you on a journey exploring the many indoor plants that actually remove toxins from the air that we breathe.  Hear about plants that traveled through space and the NASA study. Laugh about plants living the lifestyle of the rich and famous.  Are plants electrifying?  Fall in love with indoor plants…

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TAKE A DRUM RIDE

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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$25
drum

Take a Drum Ride with Master Teaching Artist Bob Bloom Farmington, Connecticut will sparkle. BOB BLOOM is bringing a colorful cargo of lovable drums for your heart and hands to enjoy at this shindig. Everyone partners with Bob as he gives rise to the enticing melodies and catchy lyrics of legendary songs. Share refreshments and chat with Bob Bloom during a Meet and Greet following the hoot! Bob’s TAKE A DRUM RIDE hoots have been featured at The New Haven…

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