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

2015 Retreats for Women


Jan. 9-11, 2015 | Serenity Retreat
Recovery Retreat for Women
Director: Rev. Joe Pack Arnold
For women affected by the disease of addiction.

Jan. 15, 2015 | Day of Prayer with St. Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower
Director: Bro. Joseph Schmidt

Jan. 22, 2015 — Day of Prayer & Penance
Director: Fr. Joseph Logrip

Jan. 29, 2015 — Healing & Prayer-St. John Neumann
Director: Fr. Alfred Bradley


Feb. 1, 2015 — Women’s Tea
Director: Sarah Christmyer

Feb. 5, 2015  — The Mystery of Gift, Day of Reflection
Director: Jim Rodgers

Feb. 8, 2015 — Valentine Evening of Reflection
Director: Fr. Matt W. Guckin

Feb. 13-15, 2015 — Retrouvaille

Feb. 18, 2015 | Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection
For Men and Women
Msgr. Joseph Marino


Mar. 3, 2015St. Katharine Drexel Evening of Reflection

March 6-8, 2015 — Domenica Women’s Retreat
Director: Fr. Charlie Smicch

Mar. 13-15, 2015 —Women Afire
Directors: Anna Iatesta, Kathleen McCarthy, Anne McGlone,and June Piola. With Marty Rotella. Co-directed by Fr. Steve DeLacy.


Apr. 10-12, 2015 | Divine Mercy
For men and women

Apr. 17-19, 2015 | Retrouvaille
For couples with stressed or troubled marriages

Apr. 29, 2015 | Widows and Widowers
Director: Catherine J. Frompovich


May. 1, 2015Immaculate Heart of Mary

May. 3, 2015Women’s Afternoon Tea

May. 15-17, 2015 | Serenity Retreat
Recovery Retreat for Women
affected by the disease of addiction
Director: Sr. Linda Fischer

May 29-30, 2015 | Young Adult Retreat
Overnight retreat for men and women in their 20s and 30s


Jun. 4, 2015 | The Mystery of Gift

Jun. 11, 2015 | Women’s Evening of Recollection
Director: Sr. Clare D’Auria

Jun. 12-14, 2015 | Charismatic Retreat
For men and women

Jun. 12-14, 2015 | Pre-Cana Retreat
For engaged couples preparing for marriage
Director: Matthew Pinto

Jun. 26-28, 2015 | Catholic Singles Retreat
For men and women


July. 12-17, 2015Sisters’ Preached Retreat
A retreat for sisters in full-time ministry, active apostolate, and retired sisters
Director: Fr. Joseph McLaughlin


Aug. 2, 2015 | Women’s Afternoon Tea
Director: Dr. Rosalie Mirenda

Aug. 7-9, 2015 | Retrouvaille for Married Couples
For stressed or troubled marriages

Aug. 11, 2015 | Franciscan Spirituality Evening
Director: Sr. Clare D’Auria

Aug. 14-16, 2015 | Pray, Hope & Don’t Worry Retreat
For men and women
Director: Gary Zimak

Aug. 16-21, 2015Sisters’ Preached Retreat
A retreat for sisters in full-time ministry, active apostolate, and retired sisters
Director: Msgr. Joseph Logrip


Sept. 10, 2015 | Women’s Evening of Reflection

Sept. 11-13, 2015 Cana Retreat
For married couples

Sept. 19-21, 2015 |  Our Lady of Peace
Women of Malvern
Director: Msgr. Michael T. Mannion


Oct. 13-15, 2015 | Our Lady of Confidence
Traditional retreat for all men and women with disabilities.

Oct. 16-18, 2015 | Our Lady of the Rosary Family Retreat
For families with young children, teens, and even grandparents

Oct. 23-25, 2015 | Legion of Mary (silent)
For men and women


Nov 8, 2015 | Women’s Afternoon Tea

Nov 20-22, 2015 | Blessed Theresa of Calcutta (Formerly November Women’s Retreat)
Women of Malvern
Director: Fr. Charlie Smiech


Dec. 2, 2015 | Advent Day of Recollection
For men and women
Director: Msgr. Joseph Marino