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Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

The theme for our Silent Weekend Retreat for Women is inspired by an old American hymn: How Can I Keep from Singing? This hymn and our retreat are all about perspective. In spite of all the troubles of this life and our world, the song proclaims,

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

 Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

During our retreat we will discover how to hear “that music” ringing in our own souls and also in our world, by learning how to listen deeply to this love-song of the Spirit, that is forever calling us and teaching our hearts to sing.

The invitation is to first hear the song and then like a little bird that somehow senses the dawn, carefully start to sing while it is still dark.

Our song, born of faith, hope, and love can heal us, our families and our wounded world.

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his!
How can I keep from singing?

What happens on Retreat?

A Silent Weekend Retreat for Women at OLC includes opportunities for communal and private prayer, which includes Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. There are also presentations by members of the retreat team, workshops, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass. Meals will be eaten in silence and an atmosphere of silence will be maintained throughout the retreat center at all times.

Download a retreat schedule Women’s Retreat Schedule 2019-2020

Registration and Fees

The offering for all our women’s weekends is $275. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration for all weekends.

Our retreat will conclude with Mass at 10:30 am followed by brunch. You can expect to be ready to leave by noon. Families and friends may join retreatants for Mass and brunch when talking will be allowed.  You can use the Registration Form to make brunch reservations for your guests. You can also make reservations for our Friday soup supper.

If you have registered and need to cancel or arrange a late arrival, we ask that you call us 24 hours in advance.

Partial financial aid may be available for those who cannot afford the minimum fee. Requests for financial aid should be made in writing to our Administrator, and be accompanied by a completed registration form.

Come enjoy our beautiful grounds and fully air-conditioned facility. All retreatant rooms are individually air-conditioned!

Register by using the form below or call (860) 677-8519. You may also download and print Silent Womens’ Retreat 2019-2020


directed retreat

Directed Retreat – Full Week

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 at 7:00 pm on the evening of June 28, 2020. Please plan to arrive at the Center between 4:00 and 5:30 pm. You will depart after breakfast on the last day of your retreat.

SILENCE, both interior, and exterior is a necessary condition for the efficacy of a directed retreat.

A Directed Retreat gives you the opportunity to meet daily one on one with a spiritual director to reflect on your spiritual journey and the presence and action of God in your life. You can experience the Directed Retreat for a full week or a long weekend.

Directed Retreats at OLC are open to both men and women. There will be daily Mass. There will be an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Come enjoy a week of peace and tranquility in a lovely country house nestled in historic Farmington Village. Savor the cuisine of Chef Bill, indulge in a massage, read, rest and relax. OLC is a fully air-conditioned facility. All retreatant bedrooms are individually air-conditioned.

Spiritual Directors

– Celeste Calabotta

– Maria Decsy

– Sister Joanne Fahey, CP

– Sister Eileen Fucito, CP

– Sister Bernadette Hughes, CP

– Father Jim Kelly, OFM

– Sister Ann Rodgers, CP

Register for this retreat by calling (860) 677-8519 or by using the form below. You may also download and print Directed Retreat Flyer