On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Holy Father proclaimed the "Year of St. Joseph." The year began on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extends to the same feast in 2021. Pope Francis shares his beautiful reflections on St. Joseph in the new Apostolic Letter named, “With a Father’s Heart.” He shares that his intent with the proclamation: "The aim of this Apostolic Letter is to increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal." We encourage everyone to read the Holy Father's letter which can be found here. The Holy Father reflects on St. Joseph and the meaning of the fatherhood. Malvern Retreat House has a unique connection to St. Joseph and we know this year will be a grace-filled time for Malvern and our guests. We are planning activities, reflections and retreat days to honor St. Joseph throughout the year! Stay tuned and visit our website page!