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Theme Weekend Retreat

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - April 23 @ 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 23, 2017

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Retreat Weekend Theme: Embracing Joy: Learning to Bear the Beams of Love

In this journey called life, we are invited to relationship, and it is through relationship that we are schooled in love. St. Paul described this love in his first letter to the Corinthians:

Love bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things.         1Corinthians 13: 7

Life offers us many opportunities to choose love, especially in the midst of chaos and struggle. We are gently beckoned to come close to love, to embrace love, to learn how we might love others. As William Blake wrote: “…we are put on earth a little space that we may learn to bear the beams of love.”

In this retreat we will come to discover that this process takes a lifetime, but the fruit of the journey is joy. A wise woman once said, Joy is not the happiness we crave; joy is the sunshine that breaks through the storm clouds …. It is the echo of the God-life that bubbles up to the surface of our life precisely when we least expect it.”

Registration and Fees

The offering for our theme weekends is $250. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration for all weekends.

Our weekend retreat will conclude with Mass at 11:00 am followed by brunch at noon. Families and friends may join retreatants for Mass and brunch.

Use the Registration Form below to sign up for a massage, make brunch reservations for your guests. You can also make reservations for our Friday soup supper, which is served between 5:30-6:30 pm.

Deposits may be transferred to another weekend retreat within the same retreat season, but cannot be transferred to another person. The fee for a Theme Commuter Saturday is $125, with a $50 deposit due with registration.

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

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

Register by using the form below or print Registration Form and return to OLC with your deposit.


April 21 @ 7:00 pm
April 23 @ 1:00 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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