Sept. 14-18, 2020
Malvern Retreat House

Dear Brothers in the MMP,

The Manager of Retreats at the Malvern Retreat House has informed us that our MMP clergy retreat can go forward as planned.   Everything will be held at the Family Life Center, and meals will be in private for the MMP clergy alone.  Masks will be required.  I’m attaching their retreat guidelines, including the pledge and waiver that must be signed by all participants. 

Please refer to the original email below for registration information.   Attendees will have to submit a letter of suitability to them in advance.    

I pray that many of you will consider joining us.  I have begun calling priests as I did last year, so I hope to be speaking with you soon. 

Fraternally in the
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Fr. Richard Cortese
(731) 616-8098

From: mmp@mmp-usa.net <mmp@mmp-usa.net>
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 4:04 PM
To: ‘mmp@mmp-usa.net’ <mmp@mmp-usa.net>
Subject: MMP Clergy Retreat – Sept. 14-18, 2020

Dear Brothers in the MMP,

I thought this would be a good time to write to remind you that our annual MMP clergy retreat will be held at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA from Monday, September 14 (4 PM) to Friday, September 18 (9 AM), 2020.   


Go to www.malvernretreat.com and click on “calendar.” Scroll down to the date and go to the MMP page. Click on “register now” and select “create an account” to register.  You may call the retreat house if you have any questions or need further assistance.  Tel. (610) 644-0400.

LETTER OF GOOD STANDING         All participants need to submit a letter of suitability to the Retreat House.

CAPACITY     We urge you to register early (50 person capacity).

COST              $375   (includes 4 nights lodging and all meals)

TRAVEL        The Retreat House is conveniently located only a few miles from the Philadelphia Airport.  Taxi service to Malvern is available (30 min. drive).   Directions can be found on their website. 

ARRIVAL      Registration begins at 1 PM in the lobby.  All those who register will be receiving a follow-up email later in the year, listing the full schedule and other pertinent information. 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS:   We will be subject to the Pennsylvania state and county guidelines that will be in place at that time. 

The US-Canada border is still closed to non-essential travel.  Let us pray that this situation be reversed in time for our brother priests from Canada to join us as planned.

Our Blessed Mother tells us how pleased she is in seeing all of her beloved sons gathering together in cenacle.  I hope to see many of you there! 

If you have any questions, comments or thoughts to share, please feel free to let me know.  Thank you.

In the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Mother
Fr. Richard Cortese
Email:  fr.cortese@stmarys.tn.org
Cell:  (731) 616-8098

“Why do I want them to come together in cenacles with me?  Above all to pray with me: when my priests pray, united with each other and with me, how efficacious is their prayer! (…) It is necessary today that my priests know each other…that they be as brothers brought together by their Mother.”  (#34, Cenacles of Life with Me”)