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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.

The Many Meanings of Peace

As summer begins and our retreat season draws to a close, here is a look back at our retreat theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, through our keynote video.

We hope you enjoy this reflection on The Many Meanings of Peace. This video was shared with our retreatants at the opening of our women's retreats during the 2017-2018 retreat season.

We would love to hear how you have worked for and been instruments of the peace of Christ in your families and communities this year. Remember the mustard seed! Every small act of kindness, inclusivity, and justice is a seed of the Reign of God, a seed whose growth can never be eradicated! So remember, be that pernicious weed!

Please keep our retreat team in your prayers as we discern the retreat them for 2018-2019.

Elizabeth Prout

Today We Remember Elizabeth Prout

Today Passionist Sisters honor Elizabeth Prout, the foundress of our community.

Elizabeth Prout lived in England. She was born in 1820 and died on this day in 1864 of tuberculosis. Her cause for beatification is before the Vatican.

We hope that you enjoy this short video about her life. Click the arrow on the bottom left of the image below to play. Make sure your computer’s sound is on.

Life of Elizabeth Prout from Mary Ann Strain on Vimeo.