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Creating Space for Grace: A Retreat for Busy Women

Creating Space for Grace: A Retreat for Busy Women

Come and see how you can create space for grace!

Today’s woman is pulled in a million different directions. Always on the go, we are doers and nurturers. This hectic pace can make it difficult to listen for the voice of God. Women need time. We need quiet. We need a safe, sacred space free from distraction. We need to stand still long enough to be found. God’s grace is our gift for the taking if we can only make room to receive it. You are invited to reflect on ways you can create space for grace and God to enter your life fully and completely.

This is an upstairs Blue Room program. Enrollment is limited.

Includes lunch.

Presenter: Sheri Dursin. Learn more about Sheri Dursin

Call (860) 677-8519 or register using the form below. You may also download and print Creating Space for Grace- A Retreat for Busy Women


OLC's Wellness Day

Wellness Day at Our Lady of Calvary

OLC’s Wellness Day is the perfect gift to give yourself or a special woman in your life.

OLC’s Wellness Day will begin with a class on Women’s Health Issues by Alicia Clendennin with recommendations regarding wellness support through the use of essential oils and supplements. Alicia’s talk will build on last year’s discussion, but you need not have attended last year’s presentation to benefit. Alecia Clendennin holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University and a post-graduate certificate in Holistic Nursing from the University of Connecticut.

We will enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch prepared by Chef Bill.

Mary Hagadorn will lead an optional Move and Stretch Class early in the afternoon. Mary specializes in functional fitness and will demonstrate exercises that can easily be done at home to build strength, flexibility, and balance. Mary is a licensed massage therapist and a certified personal fitness trainer. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Fairfield University.

Our final session of the day will be a BioSpiritual Focusing Workshop led by Kathy Irr. BioSpiritual Focusing is an invitation to a new perspective and approach to spirituality and spiritual growth that includes both the body and the mind. BioSpiritual Focusing offers a fresh and holistic approach to spiritual transformation and healthy, vibrant living. Kathleen Morrissey Irr is a Registered Nurse with over thirty years of experience working in the area of Psychiatric and High School Nursing. Kathy is an experienced retreat leader who specializes in the area of spiritual restoration and addictions, as well as Biospiritual Focusing. She is a certified spiritual director, having completed a four-year program at Mercy Center in Madison, CT. Kathy is a member of Spiritual Directors International.

You may wish to enjoy a massage as part of your wellness day. Massage appointment must be scheduled in advance by calling (860) 677-8519 or by using our online form.

Our Wellness Day makes a great girls’ day out to share with friends or family. Don’t be disappointed! Register early as seats are limited.

Register for this program by calling (860) 677-8519 or use the form below. You may also download and print Wellness Day.




Spirituality of Women for the Future of the Church

Join us for a reflection on Women and the Church sixty years on from Vatican II.

In an impromptu press conference on the return flight from the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis said “… all we say is they can do this, they can do that, now they are altar servers, now they do the readings, ..but there is more! We need to develop a profound theology of the woman.”

Where is the Church in relation to women nearly sixty years after Vatican II?

Where are women in relation to the Church?

We will reflect on these questions based on church documents and present understanding and practice in light of the gifts of mind and heart that women can and do bring to Church ministry. Along with the presentation, you will be invited to some time for personal reflection and an opportunity to share your wisdom with one another.

This program includes lunch.

Sister Eileen Fucito, CP is an experienced retreat leader and spiritual director. She was a member of the retreat team at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. Sister Eileen founded and then directed Our Lady, Queen of Peace Retreat Center in Dancyville, Tennessee for over 20 years. Currently, she serves as Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion and is a member of Our Lady of Calvary’s Retreat Team.

Register for this program using the form below or call (860) 677-8519. You may also download and print Spirituality of Women for the Future of the Church



Women’s Retreat

The theme of our Women’s Retreat this year is “The World will be Saved by Beauty.”

Our spiritual path to God may begin with our attraction to beauty. The more we are aware of the beauty around and inside of us, the more beauty we project toward others. The beauty that flows from our hearts, reminds us of the source from which it comes: God.

Beauty has been described as the intersection where our physical bodies can hold both the desolation and despair and the joy of happiness of our lives – the place that gives our lives its deepest meaning

Come, spend time looking for what is beautiful. Intentionally take time to focus on those things that lift you up and help you to feel closer to your God, the One who sends beauty to refresh, nurture, and sustain you, the One who invites you into beauty’s Immortal Heart. You may rediscover beautiful things that perhaps you’ve taken for granted.

Registration and Fees

The offering for our women’s retreat weekends is $265. A $65 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration for all weekends.

Our retreat will conclude with Mass at 10:15 am followed by brunch. You can expect to be ready to leave by noon. Families and friends may join retreatants for Mass and brunch. You can use the Registration Form to make brunch reservations for your guests. You can also make reservations for our Friday soup supper.

Deposits may be transferred to another weekend within the same retreat season, but cannot be transferred to another person. The fee for a Women’s Commuter Saturday is $130, with a $65 deposit due with registration.

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.

Register by using the form below or print Womens’ Retreat 2018-2019 and return to OLC with your deposit.