About OLC

Passionist Heritage

The Sisters of the Cross and Passion were founded in 1852 by Elizabeth Prout in Manchester, England. The care and concern of the congregation was for working women exposed to harsh living conditions in factory towns and for children whose education was totally neglected. In 1924 they came to America.

Identification with Christ in the mystery of His Passion is at the heart of our charism. We desire to share His sufferings and to be molded into the pattern of His death, so that by the power of His resurrection we may share in His glorified life as Risen Lord. This experience of His passion in our own lives enables us to express the compassion of Christ toward others and to spread among them the knowledge of Christ crucified.

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Visit our International website: https://sistersofthecrossandpassion.com

Did you know that the Passionists are at the United Nations? Learn more http://passionistsinternational.org/

About OLC

OLC first opened its doors in 1958 as a center primarily devoted to parish-based women’s retreats. The original house was built in 1922, by the Bissell family, and contained 27 rooms on 12 acres of property.

With the help of loyal, hard-working supporters, the Sisters added the Saint Paul of the Cross Chapel and renovated the house to accommodate the retreat ministry.

In 1964, a large conference room and east/west wing private rooms were added. Further renovations extended the dining room and added two additional small meeting rooms and a newly renovated chapel.

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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat CenterOctober 5, 2022 at 2:46pm
All Souls Day, a commemoration of all the faithful departed, falls on November 2. We hope you will join us for this retreat day with Sister Eileen Fucito, CP, and JoAnne Ceccarelli-Egan. It includes a special All Souls prayer service, a retreat conference, small and large group sharing, and lunch.
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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat CenterOctober 4, 2022 at 2:46pm
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi …To him [St. Francis] each and every creature was a sister united to him by bonds of affection. That is why he felt called to care for all that exists. Pope Francis - Laudato Sí
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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat CenterOctober 3, 2022 at 2:46pm
Mirroring the Face of God
October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Join us for an opportunity to meditate upon the wonders revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope. Through contemplative prayer, music, video, and sharing, we will celebrate the gifts of this glimpse into the mysteries of our universe, our Creator, and ourselves. Includes lunch.

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All Souls Day, a commemoration of all the faithful departed, falls on November 2. We hope you will join us for this retreat day with Sister Eileen Fucito, CP, and JoAnne Ceccarelli-Egan. https://t.co/oVg6EXdGno https://t.co/Dq4f57Gb7E OLCRetreat photo
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi …To him [St. Francis] each and every creature was a sister united to him by bonds of affection. That is why he felt called to care for all that exists. Pope Francis - Laudato Sí https://t.co/ttf82iEWan OLCRetreat photo
Mirroring the Face of God
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Join us for an opportunity to meditate upon the wonders revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope. https://t.co/5WCpFlaLef https://t.co/vZ1CdyVlQK
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