to the quiet of a Malvern retreat
A time-honored spiritual getaway
and operated by the Laymen’s Retreat League, Malvern Retreat House is a
spiritual sanctuary with a long-standing Catholic retreat history. As
the largest and oldest Catholic retreat house in the U.S., this spiritual
sanctuary hosts 350 private rooms, two chapels, five oratories, a large
conference center and a dining hall in the Main Retreat House. In
addition, a new, self-contained building entitled the McShain-Horstmann
Family Life Center, offers 50 handicap-accessible rooms. In this
building, individuals are offered amenities including a private bath in
each room. In essence, Malvern Retreat House offers two separate
retreat environments; the Main Retreat House and the Family Life Center.
Malvern Retreat House is known for its time-honored weekend Catholic
retreats for men starting on Friday evening and ending on Sunday
morning. Private adoration time in our magnificent oratories, uplifting
liturgies, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, communal prayer with men
for the Stations of the Cross, fellowship and group faith-sharing, all
comprise this Catholic retreat weekend. Retreat directors vary with
each retreat, so be sure to check our schedule.
staying with us, you will experience our gift of hospitality; clean,
comfortable, private rooms and delicious meals served by our
are always welcome to participate in a retreat. Even if you have never
made a retreat before, pray about a weekend when you may have a few
hours to spend on retreat. Come alone.. or with a friend! Make a
decision today to register for
a retreat or call the Main Office at (610) 644-0400 for more
over one million individuals have participated in the retreat
experience since 1922 with approximately 20,000 men, women, families, married couples and youth now making the
journey to this countryside sanctuary each year.
are looking for a Catholic spiritual getaway, make Malvern Retreat
House your prayerful destination of choice!
Catholic retreat house, we also offer the guidance and comfort to other
Christian denominations seeking to utilize the prayerful environment
and facilities for their ministries.