- Friday | April 21, 2017 to Sunday | April 23, 2017
- 5:00 pm - 3:30 pm
- Our Lady's Hall 315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355
An inspirational retreat for men and women.
Immerse yourself in Christ’s Divine Mercy at this Special Divine Mercy Weekend Retreat during the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions at Fatima; culminating with the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday!
Theme: Graces and Mercy: Divine Mercy in the Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima
Pope Francis proclaimed before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima that “Mary always brings us to Jesus…nothing is impossible for God’s mercy! Even the most tangled knots are loosened by His grace. And Mary, whose ‘yes’ opened the door for God to undo the knot of the ancient disobedience, is the Mother who patiently and lovingly brings us to God, so that He can untangle the knots of our soul by His fatherly mercy.” May 13-October 13, 2017 will commemorate 100 years since the Mother of Christ appeared to three shepherd children at Fatima in Portugal, with appeals to humanity for repentance, reparation for sin and prayers for the conversion of sinners. Warnings were given and the apparition culminated with the historic miracle of the sun on October 13th, witnessed by 70,000.
The Fatima centenary aligns graciously with the tradition of the Divine Mercy Retreat, which is dedicated to the devotion of Divine Mercy from the private revelations Our Lord expressed to the Polish nun, St. Faustina, in the 1930s. Through her Diary and labors to have the Divine Mercy Image painted, St. Faustina helped turn the world’s gaze to the centrality of God’s Mercy. St. John Paul II helped spread this devotion throughout the world and the simple prayers of the chaplet, novena and motto of “Jesus, I Trust in Thee” have moved many hearts along with the celebration of Mercy Sunday, the First Sunday after Easter. Proclaiming God’s Infinite Mercy & the appeals of Our Lady at Fatima for repentance & prayer are more urgent than ever!
Retreat Directors: Rev. Michael Mullan (Friday), Rev. Ronan Murphy (Saturday) and Rev. Stephen DeLacy (Saturday evening through the Divine Mercy Sunday 3PM devotions). Actress and singer, Nancy Scimone will also perform a drama on the life of St. Faustina.
Rev. Ronan Murphy hails from Dublin, Ireland and is a priest of the Camden Diocese. Ordained on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima in the Jubilee Year 2000, he has served as Parochial Vicar in St. Mary’s, Gloucester City and St. Peter’s, Merchantville. He is presently chaplain to a Carmelite Monastery in NY and giving retreats for the Marian Movement of Priests.
Rev. Stephen P. DeLacy was ordained in 2004 and serves as the Director of the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood for Philadelphia. He previously was the school minister at Pope John Paul II High School. His dynamic witness to the Gospel through his preaching and joyful approach to living the Christian Vocation has made him a popular preacher.
Rev. Michael G. Mullan was ordained as a Legionary of Christ, where he spent most of his 14 years of training in Europe, receiving degrees in Philosophy & Theology. From 2007-2013, he was director of the Faith and Family Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Since 2014 he is discerning to come into the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and has served at St. Stanislaus in Lansdale & now at St Agnes, West Chester. He continues offering Retreats.
Nancy Scimone is a classically trained singer who has performed in concert halls and churches throughout North America. She has composed a melody of the Chaplet used at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy and the National Basilica in DC. She spreads the message of Mercy through her drama on the life of St. Faustina.
ü Intro to the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy
ü Private Adoration & Reconciliation
ü Live Drama on the Life of St. Faustina
ü Candlelight Rosary Procession with Our Lady of Fatima statue to her Shrine
Plan to arrive on Friday, April 21st between 5:00-6:30 PM to register in the Foyer of Our Lady’s Hall. Dinner will be served approximately 6:45PM. We will have the introduction to the retreat along with the first conference/reflection and Mass. On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23rd, we will have Mass in the morning and end with Divine Mercy Sunday devotions at 3:00PM.
Cost: $215, including all meals (must be paid in full during registration; please view our refund policy on our registration page)
Please click here to register or call 610-644-0400 for more information.
Space is limited. The rooms will be filled on a first come basis. While this is a mixed retreat, we cannot accommodate married couples in double rooms in Our Lady’s Hall unfortunately. Please contact Malvern Retreat House with additional questions.