Ave Maria

Virgin Mary Mother

Event details

  • Friday | November 4, 2016 to Sunday | November 6, 2016
  • 5:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Our Lady's Hall 315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355
  • 610-644-0400

A traditional retreat for men. All men are welcome. This retreat includes Mass, conferences (talks), Stations of the Cross, private adoration and much more!

Retreat Director: Msgr. Joseph Marino, Rector of Malvern Retreat House

Reverend Monsignor Joseph T. Marino attended first and second grade at St. Matthew Parish Elementary School in Philadelphia, and graduated in 1962 from St. Pius X Parish Elementary School in Broomall. He attended Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel Hill in ninth grade, and in 1966 was a member of the first graduating class of Cardinal O’Hara Catholic High School, Springfield, Delaware County.

Monsignor entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1966, and was ordained a priest by John Cardinal Krol at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on May 17, 1975. He also attended St. Joseph’s University for undergraduate studies in Sociology, and received a Masters Degree in Sociology from Temple University in 1975.

From 1975 to 1979 Monsignor Marino served as assistant pastor at St. Monica Parish, South Philadelphia, and as a Regional Coordinator for the Cardinal’s Commission on Human Relations. As regional coordinator, he founded a neighbor corporation, The Institute for Community Issues, which had as its primary program the South Philadelphia Employment Project.

He was a faculty member of Lansdale Catholic High School from 1979-1988. He taught theology and social studies, and from 1984 to 1988 he also served as Director of Guidance at Lansdale Catholic High School. He was principal of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls from 1988-1990.

After eleven years of service to the secondary school system of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Monsignor was appointed as the first Director of the newly created Office for the Renewal of Pastoral Life [1990-1992]. His primary responsibility in this position was the coordination of the nine year Spiritual Renewal efforts [Catholic Faith & Life 2000] of Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua.

From 1992 to 1997 he served as the Director of the Archdiocesan Family Life Office, and in 1996 he acted also as Administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Ambler. In 1997, Monsignor Marino was appointed as Pastor of St. Denis Parish in Havertown. He was the first diocesan priest replacing the Augustinian priests who served Saint Denis Parish for 145 years.

In 2006, Monsignor Marino was appointed as Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Strafford, and served as Regional Vicar for Chester County from 2006 to 2011. In 2013, Monsignor Marino was appointed Rector of Malvern Retreat House.

After serving for ten years as a member of the Archdiocesan School Board, Monsignor now serves as a member of the Archdiocesan Executive Board for Elementary Education. He is also the current president for The Foundation for Catholic Education in Chester County.

Monsignor Marino has a Masters of Divinity degree from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary [1975] and a Masters of Arts degree in Sociology from Temple University [1975].

Cost: $245

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