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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

Saint Teresa Of Calcutta
Nov 22 - 24, 2019


Thanksgiving IHM
Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019


San Francisco
Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019



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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Saint Teresa Of Calcutta

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Thanksgiving IHM

A traditional retreat for men. All men are welcome. Our traditional retreats include Mass, conferences (talks), private Adoration, Stations of the Cross and much more. Cost: $250, including meals

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Daily Reflection

Reflect with Mark Poletunow, Malvern’s President

Thursday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

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Thursday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time November 21, 2019 Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta Assistant Director for Retreat Ministry   The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary First[...]

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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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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 17, 2019   Malachi 3:19-20a Psalm 98 Second Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians 3:7-12            Luke 21:5-19           Sisters and brothers, today’s Gospel[...]

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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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