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Busy Young Men’s Retreat

Malvern Retreat House has added another special 24-hour retreat for busy young men 40 years of age and younger. The retreat will be held Friday, February 3 – Saturday, February 4. The focus of the retreat will be based on Malvern Retreat House’s 2017 theme: Encountering the Divine Physician.

Retreat Directors: Msgr. Joseph T. Marino and Bill Donaghy

Bill donaghyBill Donaghy (Don-a-hee) has worked in the fields of mission and evangelization since 1999. In October of 2000, he was chosen to represent his country in a special tribute for the Jubilee of Missionaries in Rome. With 11 other missionaries from around the world, he was given a simple cross by St. John Paul II and called by the Holy Father to “bring Jesus back to your country.” He is filled with a passion for his faith and dedicated to spreading the joy of the New Evangelization. Through his work with the Pontifical Mission Societies, Bill has given hundreds of talks on the Catholic Faith to young people throughout the greater Philadelphia area and beyond. Bill worked for nearly a decade teaching theology at Malvern Preparatory School as well as Immaculata University, while giving talks, retreats, and conferences for the Theology of the Body Institute. He has recently entered full time work for the Institute as an instructor for the Certification Program, an international speaker, and curriculum specialist. He has given talks and retreats to bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women, and the lay faithful throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Chile, Australia and Papua New Guinea. He and his wife, Rebecca, live just outside of Philadelphia, PA with their four children.

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Monsignor Joseph Marino is the current rector of Malvern Retreat House and is engaged weekly in retreat work and spiritual direction.




Friday  Night


5:30      Registration (Libraries)

7:00      Dinner

7:45      Welcome by the Rector

8:15      Retreatant orientation

8:30      Conference #1 (Chapel) followed by 20 minute Discussion

9:15      Holy Hour — Exposition in Chapel

10:15     Grand Silence – Respectful Silence in Chapels, Dorms, and Oratories



7:00      Rise

7:20      Ministers for Adoration report to the sacristy for procession

7:30      Adoration Procession

7:40      Morning Prayer (Chapel)

7:45      Private Adoration begins in the Oratories

7:55      Breakfast

9:15      Conference #2 (Chapel) – followed by 20 minute Discussion 

10:15     Reconciliation Service (Chapel) followed by individual confessions

11:30     Individual Private Devotions: Rosary; Way of the Cross, etc.


12:15     Lunch.

1:30     Conference #3 ) followed by 20 minute Discussion

2:45     Q & A Session: Discussion examining various aspects of the Catholic Faith – Submit questions in question box – Followed by 15 minute break

4:00     Faith Sharing before Mass

4:30     Sunday Vigil MassCelebration of the Eucharist (Chapel)

               Retreat Ends at the Close of Mass!

Cost: $125 due at registration, includes three meals

To register, please visit or call 610-644-0400 for more information.

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