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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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Ad Lumina Christi
Nov 13 - 17, 2017


Blessed Teresa Of Calcutta
Nov 17 - 19, 2017


Flame Of Love
Dec 15 - 17, 2017



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

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Legion of Mary

This is a silent retreat for men and women. Retreatants must be active or auxiliary members of the Legion of Mary to participate in this retreat. Retreat Directors: Rev.[...]

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Praying With The Scriptures

Evening of Reflection for Men and Women – Young Adults are Welcome “All Sacred Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, correction, and for[...]

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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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Daily Reflection

Reflect with Mark Poletunow, Malvern’s President

Out of the Comfort Zone

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October 23, 2017 – Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Saint John of Capistrano, Priest Mark J. Poletunow, Malvern President (mpoletunow@malvernretreat.com)   Click for: Readings for the[...]

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Porn Proofing Your Child in a Pornified Culture

I got the freak-out phone call. A mom crying and yelling about her son. She had found porn on his device, and was heartbroken and enraged. A few years[...]

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A Life Without Fear

I am often struck by the Gospel call and invitation to have no fear. It seems liberating and intriguing, but often unrealistic as I look around at the situation[...]

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Progress is being made on a new conference room that is being added in the basement of St. Joseph Hall. #malvernretreat #MRHrenovations

At the Our Lady of Confidence retreat for adults with disabilities, we honored Peter Schumacher for his decades of service. Thank you, Pete!

The son of late Justice Antonin Scalia will direct the Knights of Immaculata retreat. Fr. Paul Scalia-Nov. 17-19. Register now! #mrhretreat

Hear more from speaker Jennifer Hubbard at the 24-hour women's retreat Sept. 29-30. #malvernretreat

Our first of two family retreats is right around the corner on Labor Day weekend. More info at https://t.co/ls2YBqCf9L #familyretreat

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