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Sister Eileen Fucito

Sister Eileen Fucito on Crossroads Magazine

Sister Eileen Fucito and OLC featured on ORTV on December 1.

An interview with Sister Eileen Fucito was featured on the latest episode of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s ORTV Crossroads Magazine. 

Sister Eileen gave a talk here at OLC entitled, Spirituality of Women for the Future of the Church. She reflected on two questions. “Where is the Church in relation to women nearly sixty years after Vatican II and “Where are women in relation to the Church?” Then she spoke with Kaley Collins of ORTV about her presentation.

Click this link to watch the interview. Look for the December 1, 2019 episode. To view a program, click on either the Thumbnail or Description of the program you wish to view. This loads the video into the player, then click on the player to begin viewing. There may be a few seconds of black before the video begins.

Thanks to everyone at ORTV for covering Our Lady of Calvary on Crossroads Magazine.

Annual Evening Of Spirit at OLC

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Our Lady of Calvary hosted our third annual Evening of Spirit Wine Tasting on the evening of October 5th. We hope you enjoy these photos taken by our Volunteer of the Year, Terry Roach at the event. Thank you, Terry!

Firstly, we are so very grateful to all those who attended our Evening of Spirit in support of OLC’s mission.

Next, we want to extend our sincere appreciation to all of our Evening of Spirit Sponsors:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health care
  • Lockton Companies
  • Mary Wynn
  • Maximum Beverage
  • NexClaim Recoveries, LLC
  • Resources Management Corporation

We are grateful to the many people who made the evening such a great success, including our Board Chair Bill Husic, and our Evening of Spirit Wine Tasting committee led by Gina Dolan. We wish to thank the Retreat League Committee, including those who contributed gift baskets, those who volunteered before the event to set up and those who worked during the event.  This event couldn’t have happened without you! Finally, we want to thank our event planner Kymrie Zaslow and all our staff for their many contributions to making our evening such a triumph.

We are pleased to announce the winners of our three signature raffle prizes. The winners were: Jude Donato, Giants Box; Scott Kettig, Italian gold bracelet; and Tom Yandow won the Patriots Box. Congratulations and thank you for your support of Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center!

We hope to see everyone back at OLC soon.

Sister Mary Ann was interviewed when OLC was on TV

OLC was on TV on Crossroads Magazine

OLC was on TV!

OLC was on TV on Sunday, July 21. Our Lady of Calvary has recently been featured on an episode of Crossroads Magazine, a production of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office of Radio & Television. This episode highlighted three retreat centers here in Connecticut; Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, Mercy Center and OLC. Hint: The part about retreat centers comes near the very end.

Administrator Ron Miceli and Program Director Sister Mary Ann Strain, CP were interviewed about OLC’s retreat ministry and about our HVAC renovation.

We are grateful to Fr. John Gatzak and the ORT Team for including OLC in this production.

annual appeal

Annual Appeal 2019

Dear Friends & Supporters,

Happy early summer and we hope this note finds you well!

We enjoyed seeing so many of you at our retreat weekends, and day and evening programs this past season. The attendance at our day programs is remarkable. Our Saturday morning program offerings continue to grow. Many new groups and organizations are coming to OLC to hold their retreats, meetings, and conferences. We are so gratified and grateful to see that our increased marketing and promotional efforts are really working and drawing many new faces to OLC!

We continue to need your help and you respond in so many ways. OLC is a self-sustaining non-profit entity. Your generosity, financially, and your time and talent truly support us. Our large, aging campus with several buildings surrounded by 12 wooded acres, in a pastoral setting, demands constant maintenance and upkeep. The operating costs for the Retreat Center are considerable and we are keeping up with needed modest improvements.

Your gift to the Annual Appeal this year will help bring reliable heating and air conditioning to our retreatant rooms and make OLC greener!

The long-awaited renovation to our heating and cooling systems is now beginning and will take place during the summer months. We are converting our systems from oil to natural gas, and adding air conditioning to all of the dormitory bedrooms. This is a major undertaking for OLC. These upgrades will allow OLC to be a year-round destination venue for retreats, meetings, and conferences. Our goal is to be an environmentally conscious and sustainability-minded organization. We have raised much of the needed funds, but are still in need to cover the significant cost of this project. Your help by donating to our Annual Appeal this year will help us get to the finish line and complete this endeavor.

OLC is converting from oil to natural gas, and adding air conditioning to all dormitory bedrooms. Click To Tweet

The gift that you make to the Annual Appeal helps us meet our expenses. We know how dearly many of you hold OLC in your hearts. We realize there are many different requests that you receive. Do what you are able to do within your means. No gift is too small or too large. Any gift you give is through the grace of God.

We would like to conclude the Annual Appeal by August 15th. You can donate online. Just click the red donate button at the bottom of this page. It will take you to our Donate page where you can make a tribute gift or tell us that your employer will match your donation.

May the Holy Spirit guide you accordingly. On behalf of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion and the dedicated staff at OLC, we sincerely Thank You!!

There’s a New Spirit at Our Lady of Calvary – Come Experience It!

Peace and Joy,

Ron Miceli                                             Gina Dolan
Administrator                                        Chair, Fundraising, and Development Committee