Villa Olier is an independent retirement residence for Sulpician priests. The residents form a Sulpician community and support one another by mutual consideration, fraternal presence and prayer. Their prayer also supports other confreres, both in the United States and around the world.
Originally called St. Charles Villa, the center opened on February 15, 1971. It was re-dedicated as Villa Olier on September 20, 2016. Originally designed for twenty residents, the Villa was built with Sulpician funds on the property which belonged to St. Charles College (later St. Mary’s Seminary College).
In June 1999, the Sulpician Province completed its first extensive renovation of the Villa, and it was rededicated on June 29 of that year. In 2004 the carport was rebuilt, and not long afterwards, the Provincial Council added a wing to the Villa that contains a fitness center with a lap pool. The fitness center was competed in 2005. A new entrance was completed in early 2017.
Most residents of the Villa live in modest suites that each consist of a living room, a small bedroom, and a private bath with a shower. Along with the pool and fitness center, the Villa includes a private chapel, a Florida room, a communications room, a library, a common room, a kitchen and an interior courtyard/patio.