- Friday | February 10, 2017 to Sunday | February 12, 2017
- 5:00 pm - 12:30 pm
- 315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355
A traditional retreat for men. All men are welcome. Our traditional retreats include Mass, conferences (talks), private Adoration, Stations of the Cross and much more.
Retreat Directors: Fr. Michael Shea, C.M. (St. Joseph Hall) & Deacon Al Clay (Our Lady’s 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.
Al Clay is a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, ordained in 2002, and serves at Immaculate Conception Church in Jenkintown and the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
At Immaculate Conception Parish, he serves on the Parish Council, Liturgy Committee, and is Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is a regular homilist at the parish and performs many other pastoral duties in his role as deacon. He is a frequent speaker in the Archdiocese at parish, retreat, and other church functions on topics of the diaconate, stewardship, and other aspects of living the Catholic faith.
Al has worked in financial services for over 30 years. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Alvin Clay Financial Advisors, LLC in Jenkintown, PA. Previously, he served as CEO of Davidson Trust Company, and of Pitcairn Trust Company before that.
His charitable endeavors include The Archbishop’s Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and St. Charles Seminary.
Formerly, Deacon Clay served on the Boards of BLOCS (Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools); Stewards of St John Neumann, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Board of Education, LaSalle College High School, Pennsylvanians for Human Life, the Investment Committee of the Augustinian Friars, The Center for Study of Church Management at Villanova University, Bishop McDevitt High School, Mann Center for Performing Arts, and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.
He is a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA and is a member of its Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO Hall of Fame. He is a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
Al is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), and is a Past President of the Philadelphia Chapter of Legatus.
Al earned a BS in Accounting and a Master of Taxation degree from Villanova University and is a CPA and a CFP. He has served on the Villanova School of Business adjunct faculty and is the author of a professional reference manual on partnership taxation. He has also published a series of columns for The Philadelphia Inquirer on the subject of Business Ethics. He is a frequent speaker on the financial planning, taxation, investments, and other matters affecting wealth management for individuals and trusts, as well as business ethics.
Deacon Clay is one of ten children of Alvin (dec’d) and Nancy Clay of Springfield, PA. He and his wife Kathleen have seven children and four grandchildren and reside in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.