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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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Charismatics Healing Retreat
Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018


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First Friday Breakfast
Jul 6, 2018


Benedicta Leadership
Jul 12 - 13, 2018



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

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Charismatics Healing Retreat

On-line registration for this Retreat is now closed.  Due to the high level of interest in this Retreat and rooms available, we may not be able to accommodate additional[...]

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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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Benedicta Leadership

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Daily Reflection

Reflect with Mark Poletunow, Malvern’s President

Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

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A Minute from Malvern               June 22, 2018 – Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time . ….. Father John Meyers, Rector . Click[...]

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Too Many Canes

TOO MANY CANES! Man of Malvern -Anonymous      I recently completed a Catholic Religious Retreat.  What I noticed did not exactly make me happy.  I saw TOO MANY CANES. [...]

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June 24, 2018 – Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Lectionary: 586 Reading 1 Jer 1:4-10 In the days of King Josiah, the word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I[...]

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Calling all artists! Applications are now open for the 2019 Malvern Art Show. Don't miss out on this spectacular opportunity. Find out more information at our website: https://t.co/qFwTufV4s3

All of us need restoration from time to time in our spiritual lives... a time to pause, reflect, and renew. This retreat will look at restoration in terms of: forgiveness, spiritual growth, relationship with God, and mercy. All are welcome to join us for this refreshing weekend!

Today's Gospel concludes the Sermon on the Mount with a call to embrace the virtue of humility. As Jesus says, "do not let your left hand know what your right is doing." (Matthew 6:3) The Litany of Humility prayer is a great way to cultivate this virtue! #catholic #prayer #humble

Some words of wisdom from St. John Paul II! How have you been seeking the Lord? #malvernretreathouse #catholic #pope #prayer #inspiration

The theme of the Women of Grace retreat is "Embracing the Holy Duet: Mary and the Holy Spirit." Women of all ages - young and old - are welcome to come, learn, and pray. Register for the retreat, the Benedicta Leadership Institute, or the first-ever Young Women of Grace retreat.

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