Welcome to Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center

Located on twelve pastoral acres overlooking the Farmington Valley, Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center  is a warm and welcoming spiritual space for people of all faiths and ages. The Sisters of the Cross and Passion and lay people who staff the retreat center aim to be “people for people,” providing for others a place where tranquility and peace abound. Over 1,000 women journey to Our Lady of Calvary each year to attend retreats and day/evening programs, and many groups and churches rent out our space for meetings, private retreats, and social events.

Come for a weekend, a day, an evening or an hour. At OLC, the natural beauty of the grounds and the peaceful atmosphere of the retreat center can provide a much-needed break from your daily routine. It offers the quiet solitude you may need to hear God’s word and message with new clarity. A retreat at OLC is an opportunity to step aside from everyday concerns to relax and care for your soul.

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Special Retreats

Special Retreats

Jun 21

Silent Theme Retreat

June 21 @ 4:30 pm - June 24 @ 12:00 pm
Jun 21

Summer Directed Retreat

June 21 @ 4:30 pm - June 28 @ 4:30 pm

Silent Theme Retreat - June 21-24

Summer Directed Retreat June 21-28

Day and Evening Programs

Upcoming Day & Evening Programs

Wed 25
May 02

Zenquillity = Zentangle + Quilling

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 09

Press Pause

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 16
May 30

Tea Tasting with Culteavo

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Making the Insights of Thomas Merton Accessible - April 25

Zenquillity - May 2

Press Pause - May 9

In the Upstairs Room – Waiting for the Spirit - May 16

60th Anniversary Car Raffle

2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan

OLC is holding a car raffle as part of our fundraising efforts during our 60th Anniversary year.

We are fundraising to ensure that OLC is ready to meet the challenges of the future. Our most pressing need is the renovation of the heating and cooling systems in the conference center and dormitory rooms.

As part of our efforts to raise the necessary funds for this renovation, we are raffling a 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan.

Car raffle tickets are $60 each. Read more.


Special Events

Golf Tournament - May 24, 2018

It’s almost May and we are thinking GOLF here at OLC!

Our 18th Annual Golf Tournament is Thursday, May 24th at Tunxis Country Club here in Farmington. Please join your colleagues and friends as we support the mission of Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center.

Please join us for a great day of golf, fun, and fellowship. This is our largest annual fundraiser and significantly supports the operating budget of the Retreat Center.

This single event allows us to serve the spiritual needs of women of all faiths in our communities and to continue bringing relevant programming to those we serve.

We will see you on the greens on May 24th!

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