Our Lady of Confidence Retreat for Persons with Disabilities

Our Lady of Confidence Retreat for Persons with Disabilities: A three-day retreat at Malvern Retreat House has been scheduled for October 10, 11 & 12, 2023 for adults with disabilities. The retreat is geared towards adults with intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities. The retreat will be directed by a team: Fr. Dennis Weber, Fr. Amal Sawarimuthu, Sd. C., Fr. Mike Speziale and Fr. Steve Surovic, S.J.. The theme is: Communion with God; Communion with Each Other.  If you or someone you know would enjoy having their faith in God refreshed and strengthened, register online here. Call 215-587-3530 or email OPD@archphila.org for a brochure and registration form. If you would like to be a volunteer companion on this retreat contact Jenny Mars at marsfam1@gmail.com. Click here for more information.

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