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Movie Matinee – The Assisi Underground

Shot on location in Assisi, The Assisi Underground shows the work of Father Ruffino, one of the “Righteous Gentiles,” in sheltering Italian Jews and transporting them to safety during the Nazi occupation. Unlike many World War II melodramas, this one rings true because it is true, and its good acting and simple direction add to the authenticity.

Watch the trailer:

Attendees will receive a boxed lunch to enjoy during the film. A short discussion will follow the screening.

This day program will be facilitated by Sister Mary Ann Strain, CP. She is the Program Director here at OLC.

Register for this program using the form below or call (860) 677-8519. You may also download Movie Matinee – May 8.


A Year End Thank You

Dear Friends,

As 2018 quickly comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You on behalf of Sr. Mary Ann Strain and myself for all the things you have done for OLC in so many different ways this past year.

You represent the OLC community – our retreatants, our supporters, our donors, our benefactors, our volunteers and our Board of Trustees. You are the wonderful individuals who collectively give this ministry the ability to carry out its mission on a daily basis.

The past year turned out to be a remarkable and significant year for OLC and the ministry in several ways. We marked our 60thAnniversary with many special events and celebrations. Our car raffle, wine event, and Anniversary Mass were all quite successful. We achieved our goal of raising the monies needed to begin our heating and air conditioning project and upgrades next summer. This is happening because of the kindness, generosity, and support of so many of you. As we look forward to a New Year, we say Thank You for all you have done for OLC and all that you continue to do.

We look forward to this upcoming year 2019 with renewed energy and enthusiasm!

If you would like to consider year-end giving to OLC, please click on this link. 

 May your Advent be productive as you prepare and await the Christ Child.

On behalf of the administration and staff at OLC, we wish you the Love and Peace of the Christmas season.

May you and your families experience God’s graces, joy and good health in 2019!

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

Ron Miceli


Amazing Grace with Moving in the Spirit

Come experience a moving way to pray. Together we will share Amazing Grace in a gestural prayer that is an outward expression of our inner spirit and faith. No previous experience is necessary – just a willing spirit and an open heart. Dress comfortable – looser clothing is recommended.

Moving in the Spirit was conceived by Karen Donahue Rossignol and Lisa Muscanell-DePaola. Our intention is to share movement as prayer in an exploration of the outward expression of our inner spirit and faith. Karen and Lisa have choreographed, taught, and danced many liturgical pieces to share with retreatants at Our Lady Calvary Retreat Center and Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. Over the last several years, they have facilitated workshops and Advent programs at area parishes.

Karen Donahue Rossignol has studied and taught many types of dance including modern, ballet, jazz, and liturgical dance. She has had the privilege of studying and performing with members of the Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble (BLDE), directed by Fr. Robert VerEcke – ‘the dancing priest’ at Boston College. Karen is on the faculty at Dance Step in Berlin, CT.

Lisa Muscanell-DePaola has been dancing since the age of 3, adding lyrical and modern dance to her studies through college. She has taught liturgical dance to children at St. Dunstan Church in Glastonbury, CT and at numerous peace festival events in the Greater Hartford area.

Register for this program by calling (860) 677-8519 or online using the form below. You may also download: Amazing Grace with Moving in the Spirit