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Malvern Retreat House is a nationally-renowned retreat destination that has been serving people from all walks of life since 1912. Nestled in the rolling hills of Malvern, Pennsylvania, the retreat center has been a place of prayer, healing, joy and conversion for more than a million people. Over the years, retreatants have traveled here from the suburban Philadelphia area, all 50 states and several countries. We invite you to come as you are and join us for a retreat.

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Matt Talbot #8
Sep 20 - 22, 2019

 

Sta Maria De Guadalupe
Sep 20 - 22, 2019

 

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Matt Talbot #34
Sep 27 - 29, 2019

 

 

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Discover our rich, century-long history as a Catholic Retreat Destination.

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Our Stories

Hear the beautiful testimonials of lives transformed at Malvern Retreat House.

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I felt peace the moment I drove onto Malvern’s grounds.

Joanne Bouvier, Retreatant

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Matt Talbot #8

A recovery retreat for men. Our Matt Talbot Retreats are held on designated weekends and devote time for spirituality in recovery from alcoholism. Our retreats bring together a group[...]

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Sta Maria De Guadalupe

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Matt Talbot #34

A recovery retreat for men. Our Matt Talbot Retreats are held on designated weekends and devote time for spirituality in recovery from alcoholism. Our retreats bring together a group[...]

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Daily Reflection

Reflect with Mark Poletunow, Malvern’s President

Tuesday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

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Tuesday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time September 17, 2019 Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta Assistant Director for Retreat Ministry Memorial Feast:  Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) patron of catechists[...]

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Sunday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 15, 2019 Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 First Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy 1”12-17 Luke 15:1-32 Jesus:  Mission with[...]

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Sunday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 9:13-18b Psalm 3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17 Philemon 9:10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33 Around 1980 the singer/songwriter/actor Mac Davis wrote and performed a song called, “Oh Lord it’s hard to[...]

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Today’s Gospel relates the well known story of Martha & Mary. In our world, it can be much easier to focus on “doing” rather than “being.” However the Lord invites us to do the opposite: to rest and receive what the… https://t.co/G3DwTH4ed7

This past weekend, @WomenOfGrace gave THREE great retreats at Malvern Retreat: the Annual Women of Grace retreat, Benedicta Leadership Institute, and Young Women of Grace. It was a beautiful and grace filled… https://t.co/urB1ymzGRn

Happy Fourth of July from Malvern Retreat House! God Bless America! #godbless #america #catholic #prayer

We have entered Holy Week in preparation for the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord! How are you accompanying Jesus this week? #palmsunday #holyweek #jesus #lent #easter #catholic

It’s Ash Wednesday! As we enter into these 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, we pause to reflect and repent. How is the Lord calling you to draw close to Him during Lent? #ashes… https://t.co/JGVdwrl0jq

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