Retreats for Women


sistersInWoods_sCome to the Quiet of a Malvern Retreat

Share in the tranquility, peace and blessings of this Catholic retreat house nestled in the woods.

The Malvern Retreat House is known for its Catholic women’s weekend retreats and Evenings of Recollection. Our weekends, whether the retreat is in the Family Life Center or the Main Retreat House offers private adoration time, uplifting liturgies, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, communal prayer with women for the Stations of the Cross, socialization and group faith-sharing. Retreat directors vary with each retreat, so be sure to check our schedule.

While staying with us, you will experience our gift of hospitality; clean, comfortable, private rooms and delicious meals served by our retreat-friendly staff.

Christians of all denominations are always welcome to participate in a retreat. Even if you have never made a retreat before, pray about a weekend when you may have a few hours to spend on retreat. Come alone… or with a friend! Make a decision today to register for a retreat or call (610) 644-0400 for more information.

Retreat Director Biographies

Retreats for Women (2014)

Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2014 — Domenica Women’s Retreat
Director: Msgr. Joseph Marino

Mar. 5, 2014 — Ash Wednesday
Director: Fr. William Dean

Mar. 7-9, 2014 — Women Afire
Directors: Anna Iatesta, Kathleen McCarthy, Anne McGlone, and June Piola with Marty Rotella

Mar. 26, 2014Day of Reflection for Widows & Widowers
Director: Ann Koshute, MTS

Apr. 12, 2014 — RCIA
Director: Fr. Dennis Gill
For men and women elect & candidates, godparents, sponsors, and RCIA teams.

Apr. 25-27, 2014Divine Mercy Retreat
Tell the Whole World of My Mercy: St. John Paul II and the Message of Divine Mercy!
Directors: Msgr. John Esseff & Fr. Steve DeLacy

Apr. 25-27, 2014 — Retrouvaille
Directors: TBD

Apr. 29-May 1, 2014 —Saint Joseph Triduum
Director: Rev. Msgr. Joseph Marino

May 6, 2014Mothers of Children with Disabilities Retreat
Director: Fr. Chris Walsh

May 13, 2014Day of Reflection: Blessed Mother—Model of Prayer & Discipleship
Director: Mariette Danilo, PhD.

May 16-18, 2014 — Women’s Serenity Retreat with Heather King - Addiction & Grace: Coming Home
Director: Heather King

May 30-31, 2014Young Adult Retreat
“The New Evangelization—I Believe, and Therefore, Speak…
Director: Fr. Peter Huynh, LC

Jun. 7, 2014Pentecost Retreat for the Newly Initiated
Director: Fr. Steve DeLacy
*Note: This retreat has been canceled.

Jun. 8, 2014 — Father-Daughter Evening of Reflection
Director: Fr. Christopher Walsh

Jun. 12, 2014 — Women’s Evening of Reflection
Director: Sr. Sheila Galligan

Jun. 27-29, 2014 — Single Persons Retreat
Directors: Fr. Stephen DeLacy and Bryan Mercier

Jun. 27-29, 2014 National Charismatic Retreat
Directors: Jesse Romero and Kathleen McCarthy

July 4-6, 2014 — July 4th Family Retreat
Director: Fr. William Gaffney, CSsR
*Note: This year’s retreat has been cancelled. Click on the July 4th link above for more details.

July 7-11, 2014 — Eileen George Healing Retreat
Director: Eileen George

Jul. 11-13, 2014 — Fr. Apostoli Retreat
Director: Fr. Apostoli

Jul. 13-18, 2014 — Sisters’ Preached Retreat
Director: Fr. Charlie Smeich

Jul. 21-25, 2014Evangelization Training Camp (ETC) Mid-Atlantic
Sponsored by the Evangelical Catholic

Jul. 25, 2014Day of Reflection: Grandparents Passing on the Faith—Feast of Ss. Joachim & Ann
Director: Rev. Msgr. Hans Brouwers

Jul. 31-Aug. 1, 2014 — Benedicta Leadership Institute for Women
Director: Johnnette Benkovic

Aug. 1-3, 2014 — Women of Grace
Director: Johnnette Benkovic

Aug. 5-8, 2014National Information Conference on the Vocation of Consecrated Virginity

Aug. 8-10, 2014 — Retrouvaille
Directors: TBD

Aug. 29-31, 2014 — Family Labor Day
Director: Fr. Steve DeLacy

Sept. 11, 2014 — Women’s Evening of Reflection
Director: Sr. Marie Michele Donnelly, RSM

Sept. 12-14, 2014 — Cana Retreat for Married Couples
Director: Fr. John Trigilio

Sept. 19-21, 2014 — Our Lady of Peace
Director: Msgr. Joseph Marino, MA., M. Div.

Sept. 25, 2014 — Retreat for Recent Widows & Widowers
Director: Deacon David Schaffer

Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014Catholic Writers’ Retreat
Director: Msgr. Joseph Marino

Oct. 14-16, 2014 — Our Lady of Confidence Group
Director: TBD

Oct. 16, 2014EnCourage: A Night of Encouragement and Spiritual Direction
Director: Fr. Philip G. Bochanski, C.O. MA, MDiv

Oct. 17-19, 2014 — Our Lady of the Rosary Family Retreat
Director: Fr. William Gaffney, CSsR

Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014The Legion of Mary Group (Silent)
Director: TBD

Nov. 6, 2014End of Life Concerns: Preparing for Eternal Life
Directors: Msgr. Joseph Marino and Steven Bozza

Nov. 21-23, 2014Blessed Teresa of Calcutta November Women’s Group
Director: Fr. Simeon Gallagher

Dec. 3, 2014 — Advent Day of Recollection
Director: Fr. William Dean