May 9, 2018

Make a Mess

By Dr. Rocco L. Martino “By keeping your eye on the ultimate goal, you lean into the mess and try to make the outcome a little better.” ― Jeff Fortenberry This is a phrase attributed to Pope Francis.  It is a perfect example of the difference in idiomatic expressions in[...]

April 11, 2018

My Mom, A Child Before God

By Lesia Petrizio, A Women of Malvern. Faith is believing when there is no proof!  My faith is my greatest gift from Abba. One of the gifts that I receive from my mom is my mom’s steadfast belief that God is her Father, Jesus is her brother, and Mary is[...]

March 27, 2018

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

By: Michael Norton, Vice President, Malvern Retreat House.   In his homily on Palm Sunday, Msgr. Ralph Chieffo said, “On average we make 30,000 decisions a day.”  30,000! I[...]

March 14, 2018

Addiction Retreats Coming to Malvern Retreat

By:  Anne M. McGlone, Director of Marketing This past weekend while giving a retreat in the beautiful McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center a mother approached me and asked, “Could you[...]

January 31, 2018

Daddy, Does God Wear a Belt?

Daddy, Does God Wear a Belt? .By Bob Iatesta, Man of Malvern –  I’m writing this around a significant date which has a lot of meaning for me and[...]

January 25, 2018

A Snowy Discovery

A Snow Discovery Debra Benson, a Woman of Malvern –  On January 1st, I woke up to a new year with a feeling of dread.  I have always had[...]

January 23, 2018

It is time we stop people, what’s that sound?

By Michael Norton, V.P. Malvern Retreat House –  Walking with 500,000 people down Constitution Avenue in Washington D.C., the famous Buffalo-Springfield song played in my mind (with a few[...]

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January 5, 2018

Take 3 minutes and read Pope Francis’ list of New Year’s Resolutions

By: Michael Norton, Vice President, Malvern Retreat House It is that time of year when many of us make our New Year’s resolutions.  No doubt, as we reflect on[...]

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January 2, 2018

A High Speed Chase is Underway

By Anne M. McGlone, Director of Marketing When you start moving in the direction God is giving, unexpected, unexplainable, and amazing things start unfolding. The genius of any organization[...]

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December 18, 2017

Who Ate the Cookies?

Anne M. McGlone, Director of Marketing Oh my!  It’s that time of year again when the grandchildren gather at my house for homemade cookies, chocolate chip, snickerdoodles and butter[...]

December 13, 2017

There Has Never Been A Bad Retreat

By Fran Gaspari, Immaculate Conception Retreat As you drive into the retreat house known as ‘MALVERN’ or ‘Saint Joseph’s-in-the-Hills’, you begin to sense the presence of ‘Holy Ground’ where[...]

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