Recovery Meditation on the Seven Sorrows

Recovery Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Download

The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and dolors (sorrows). The devotion was passed on by St. Bridget of Sweden. In this recovery meditation, Our Lady shows us the way of humility and true compassion for the alcoholic and addict.

 

 

 
Calix ON LINE Meeting

Hello, You are invited to participate in the Calix Loners Meeting

Thursday August 18 at 9 PM EST

You are welcome to forward this invite to your friends. It is not necessary to be a member of AA to participate in this meeting. Contact ADMIN for login info.

 

The online meeting sounds and looks like an AA meeting – we share our experience, strength, and hope; however for this meeting, bring your own coffee! Unlike most twelve step meetings, the topic has a definite link to Catholic Christian life. Most people weave their own recovery experience through a Catholic tone. Rarely is there public cross talk; however private chats are available.

 

 
2016 Calix Retreat - September 16-18

This year's retreat will be held September 16-18 at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, OH, 20 minutes south of Cleveland.  More details have been added to the registration form! If you have already registered, please complete the updated form and resend as we need meal selections. You can download the registration form by clicking on resources and then 2016 Retreat Information. Cost is $200. Click on the "store" to pay online with PayPal (we've added $5 to cover the PayPal fees). We are also looking for sponsors to offset some of the costs. You can take out a quarter, half or full page ad. You can pay for the ad using the items in the store and then send your "copy" to help @ calixsociety . org

About the site:

Catholic Retreat Center Amenities

  • 57 beautiful acres of forest, meadow, and pathways
  • Outdoor shrines, grotto, and Stations of the Cross
  • Climate-controlled indoor chapel with sound system
  • 2 smaller indoor chapels and lounge
  • Library featuring an array of spiritual and theological texts
  • 57 private guest rooms and 3 suites
  • Home-cooked meals served by full-time food service staff
  • Coffee, filtered drinking water, pastries, and snacks
  • Spiritual direction and daily Mass offered for certain retreats
  • Convenient location 3/4 miles south of I-480 and 15 minutes east from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

 

Recovery Meditation on the Seven Sorrows

Recovery Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Download

The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and dolors (sorrows). The devotion was passed on by St. Bridget of Sweden. In this recovery meditation, Our Lady shows us the way of humility and true compassion for the alcoholic and addict.

 

 

 
CALIX LONERS

Wants to discuss Calix and how it works?  Need to share your experience with others in recovery who are seeking Sanctification?

We hold a conference call on the second Thursday at 7:30 PM EST.

The call lasts one hour- topic introduced by a chair.  Meeting closes promptly at 8:23 PM with prayers and petitions.

Send your name and email for call in information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Place Conference Call in subject line.

 

 

 

 
New CD Added to Store

Just in time for Lent! Thanks go out to Gerard King for recording on CD the narration of our Recovery Meditations on the Stations of the Cross booklet. Now you can add this audio version of the wonderful booklet to your iPod or Smartphone or just listen to the CD directly. The CD is now available in the store for $6 (shipping included!)

 
NEW Matt Talbot Relic Cards in the Store

We have new Matt Talbot Relic Cards available in our store. They are the size of a business card when folded. The new cards include a photo of the statue of Matt Talbot in Dublin, a 3rd Class relic cloth, encouragement from pope Francis,a prayer for Matt's intercession and the canonization prayer. The Calix Society now makes these beautiful cards. You can view the cards here

 
Website issues?

We understand some of you may be having trouble registering or renewing on the website. Please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we'll get it straightened out ASAP for you!

 
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The Twelve Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is generally accepted as the best therapy for those afflicted with the disease of alcoholism. The Calix Society, an organization of recovering alcoholics, their friends and family, shares this view.

Why is there a Calix Society? What does it do? Answers to these questions are vital to the Catholic recovering alcoholic attempting to achieve and maintain a sober, serene life.

Why Calix?

Consider the men and women, who have spent a long time, often many years, unwittingly developing a physical dependence on alcohol. Finally they reach the end of the line - physically, mentally and spiritually. Assume that they manage to put together a short period of sobriety and tentatively are testing the Twelve Step program. Their physical condition improves rapidly and, after a longer period, so does the emotional side of their lives.

For Catholics, however, something more is needed that can not be found in their Twelve Step meetings. They realize that the Twelve Step program advocates recourse to a "higher power" and God, but they also know that Twelve Step programs are necessarily non-denominational. Having been raised in a church rich in tradition, dogma and ritual, these recovering alcoholics begin to yearn once again for the faith they probably have neglected or abandoned. At this point the Calix Society can say: "Come back home. You must maintain your sobriety through your affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous, but let us help you to regain the spiritual life without which you may not succeed in the never-ending fight against your addiction." Perhaps the disease never will be conquered completely, but the sincere men and women of Calix have the answer of the Calix Society: "Substitute the cup that sanctifies for the cup that stupefies."

What Does Calix Do?

The "Credo" of the society succinctly tells the story: "Calix is an association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with and participation in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our first concern is to interest Catholics with an alcoholic problem in the virtue of total abstinence. Our second stated purpose is to promote the spiritual development of our membership. Our gathering today is an effort in this direction. Our conversation and our association together should be a source of inspiration and encouragement to each other, geared to our growth toward spiritual maturity. Our participation in all other spiritual activities of Calix, such as the frequent celebration of the Liturgy, reception of the Sacraments, personal prayer and meditation, Holy Hours, Days of Recollection and retreats, aid us in our third objective, namely, to strive for the sanctification of the whole personality of each member. We welcome other alcoholics, not members of our faith, or any others, non-alcoholics, who are concerned with the illness of alcoholism and wish to join with us in prayer for our stated purposes."