- Friday | December 8, 2017 to Sunday | December 10, 2017
- 5:00 pm - 12:30 pm
- 315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA
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 Directors: Fr. Michael Shea, C.M. (Our Lady’s Hall) & Fr. John Meyers, pro-tem Rector of Malvern Retreat House (St. Joseph Hall)
Rev. Michael J. Shea, C.M. was born in Brooklyn, New York as the youngest of six children. After graduation from high school, he entered the Vincentian minor seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He was ordained a priest in 1970 and for the next 13 years he taught in a number of high schools in Philadelphia.
From 1983 to 1993 Father Shea divided his time between Niagara University, NY and Auburn Univ., AL. In 1993 he was assigned to St. Lazare Retreat House in Spring Lake, MI and served there until his recent assignment as the Associate Director to the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal.
Fr. Shea is a 2005 Life Achievement Award recipient of the Right to Life of Michigan.
Fr. John F. Meyers was born September 19, 1954 and he grew up in lower Bucks County. He attended Our Lady of Grace Parochial School and Bishop Egan High School before entering St. Charles Seminary in September of 1972. After his ordination to the Diaconate, Fr. John took a leave of absence during which time he lived in Juncos, Puerto Rico. While living Puerto Rico, Father made a Cursillo Weekend, and since then, he has remained active in that movement on both local and national levels. He later taught in St. James High School in Chester, PA and St. Pius X High School in Pottstown, PA. In 1982, Father John entered the seminary again, and, he was ordained to the priesthood in May of 1983.
From 1983 – 2000, Fr. John served as Parochial Vicar of the following parishes:
St. Michael, Philadelphia; St. Joseph, Aston; St. Gabriel, Norwood; St. John Bosco, Hatboro; Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia; St. Mark, Bristol; St. Philomena, Lansdowne; St. Dominic, Philadelphia; and, St. Katherine Drexel, Chester.
In June of 2000, Father was appointed Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry in Bucks County where he supported works in Bristol, Bensalem, and Hatboro. He initiated Spanish Mass in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Hilltown; St. Isadore, Quakertown; and, Immaculate Conception Parish, Levittown. In 2005, Father was appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Bensalem where he served for six years when he was later appointed Pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish, Philadelphia in 2011. In January of 2017, Father resigned from the parish for health reasons and served as Parochial Vicar until his appointment as Rector Pro Tem of Malvern Retreat House in June. Aside from his parochial duties, Father John has preached several parish missions in the Philadelphia area and has given several retreats here at Malvern Retreat House.
Cost: $245, including meals
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