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Event Series Event Series: Directed Retreat

Directed Retreat

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - June 29 @ 12:00 pm

directed retreat

A Directed Retreat is a personally guided prayer experience in which the retreatant listens to God’s spoken word through the Sacred Scriptures, nature, art, music, etc. Each retreatant is assigned a director with whom the retreatant meets daily for reflection and spiritual discernment. Retreatants may request a specific director, although it may not be possible to comply with these requests.

A Directed Retreat allows you 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 week or a long weekend.

Directed Retreats at OLC are open to both men and women.

Enjoy peace and tranquility in a lovely country house in historic Farmington Village. Savor the cuisine of Chef Bill, read, rest, and relax in your air-conditioned bedroom or outdoors on our twelve acres of grounds and gardens.

Our Spiritual Directors include:

Celeste Calabotta – A spiritual director and Lay Carmelite, Celeste Calabotta has been in retreat ministry at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington, CT, for 11 years and began studying contemplative prayer over 15 years ago. In addition to presenting numerous programs on spirituality and reflective prayer programs, she has facilitated Lectio Divina prayer groups for Our Lady of Calvary, St. James Episcopal Church in Farmington, CT, the Spiritual Life Center, and St. Thomas The Apostle parish in West Hartford, CT. In addition, she facilitates a weekly online Lectio Divina prayer group for Our Lady of Calvary. She is a past board member of Spiritual Life Center.

Maria Decsy – received her Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Hartford Archdiocesan Spiritual Life Center in 1990. She has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from New York University and an M.A. in Spirituality and Religious Studies from St. Joseph’s University in West Hartford, CT. She is the founder and instructor of a four-year formation program for Spiritual Directors sponsored first by Sacred Heart University and then later by Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. In addition, Maria is a member of the OLC Retreat Team.

Sister Joanne Fahey, CP – Sister Joanne received her certification in Spiritual Direction in 1996 from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She has been involved in retreat ministry since 1990 at several retreat centers, including Our Lady of Calvary, where she served as Administrator from 1990 to 1999. Sister Joanne lives in Rhode Island, where she practices her Spiritual Direction.

Sister Eileen Fucito, CP – Sister Eileen Fucito, CP, has been engaged in the ministry of retreats and spirituality for over thirty years. She received her training in Pastoral Counseling from Iona University and Spiritual Direction from Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA. Before moving to Memphis, TN., where she directed the Diocesan Retreat Center, Sister Eileen was a Holy Family Retreat Center member in Farmington, CT. Sister Eileen recently completed her term of office as Congregational Leader for the Passionist Sisters.

Sister Bernadette Hughes, CP – Holds an M.A. in Spirituality from St. Louis University and a certificate in Corporate Ministry from St. Louis University, which involved ministering in Spiritual Direction and the Myers Briggs Psychological Indicator Program. During 30 years in Jamaica, WI, she was director of Mount Calvary Retreat Center, where she conducted spiritual direction and directed and preached retreats. In addition, at the request of the Anglican Bishop of Jamaica, she developed and taught a three-year program training Anglican priests in the ministry of Spiritual Direction.

Father John Lee, CP – loves to preach and dialogue with people. Since his ordination in Toronto, Canada, in 1972, he has lectured and served throughout Canada, the USA, and Jamaica, W.I. as a pastor, a school chaplain, a traveling preacher, and a collaborator in lay leadership development. He gave his first formal homily as a newly ordained deacon at Calvary Retreat House in the spring of 1971!

Sister Ann Rodgers, CP – She holds a B.A. in Education and Theology from Mount Saint Joseph College, Wakefield, RI. She studied theology at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY, and holds a Spiritual Direction certificate from Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT. Sister Ann served for 2o years as Program Director and Spiritual Director at Our Lady of Calvary, Farmington, CT. She loves music and weaves it into her Directed Retreats. She has led Directed Retreats at Our Lady of Calvary, Mercy by the Sea, and Enders Island.

Register for this retreat using the form below or call Cathy in the OLC office on Tuesdays or Thursdays.


June 22 @ 7:00 pm
June 29 @ 12:00 pm
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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center


Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center
31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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