Retreat Theme: How Can I Keep from Singing

The theme for our 2019-2020 retreat season is inspired by an old American hymn: How Can I Keep from Singing? This hymn and our retreat are all about perspective. In spite of all the troubles of this life and our world, the song proclaims,

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

 Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

During our retreat we will discover how to hear “that music” ringing in our own souls and also in our world, by learning how to listen deeply to this love-song of the Spirit, that is forever calling us and teaching our hearts to sing.

The invitation is to first hear the song and then like a little bird that somehow senses the dawn, carefully start to sing while it is still dark.

Our song, born of faith, hope, and love can heal us, our families and our wounded world.

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his!
How can I keep from singing?

What happens on Retreat?

A women's retreat at OLC includes opportunities for communal and private prayer, which includes Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. There are also presentations by members of the retreat team, workshops, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass.

Women’s Retreat Weekends

Registration and Fees

The offering for our women's weekends is $275. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration for all weekends.

Our retreat will conclude with Mass at 10:30 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 $135, with a $75 non-refundable 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 call (860) 677-8519. You may also download and print Womens' Retreat 2019-2020