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The United States’ Largest & Oldest Catholic Retreat Center

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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Featured Retreats & Events

Ash Wednesday
Feb 26, 2020


First Friday Breakfast
Mar 6, 2020



Domenica Women Retreat Group
Mar 6 - 8, 2020



Our Grounds

Explore the beauty of Malvern Retreat House’s facilities, chapels and shrines.


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Our History

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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First Friday Breakfast

Each first Friday of the month, everyone is welcome to come to Malvern Retreat House for Mass, discussion and breakfast. No registration is necessary. Anyone who is staying for[...]

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Domenica Women Retreat Group


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Daily Reflection

Reflect with Mark Poletunow, Malvern’s President

Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

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Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time February 26, 2020 Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta Assistant Director for Retreat Ministry    Book of the Prophet Joel Psalm 51 Second[...]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2019

        Dear Friends of Malvern Retreat House: As we approach Thanksgiving and the beautiful season of Advent, we wanted to take this moment to express our[...]

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In Honor of Adoption Awareness Month

The Sacrament of Adoption – by Jeannine Peters, a Woman of Malvern Jn 19: 26-27 When Jesus saw his mother* and the disciple there whom he loved, he said 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://www.instagram.com/p/B0Li2DqFe-k/?igshid=196hhlvfynlgd

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://www.instagram.com/p/B0D2mU4FnAI/?igshid=15notaofdvang

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://www.instagram.com/p/Buq8GvQHqAL/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=xuqg6yy8db4j

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