A Weekend That Changed My Life (Video)


The CatholicMatch Institute recently hosted a Catholic Retreat for singles at the Malvern Retreat Center in Pennsylvania. CatholicMatch Institute contributor, Bryan Mercier and Father Stephen DeLacy, vocations director in Philadelphia, Pa. were the retreat leaders for the weekend. 

I had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan right after the retreat and talk about the message of the retreat and what impacted him the most. Bryan told me that this was one of the most powerful retreats he has ever given and many people came up to him and shared that this weekend changed their life.

Bryan’s talks from the retreat were about how to hear God’s voice in your life and also how to have good relationships. He offers practical ways of find and keep happily ever after.

I had a lot of fun doing this video interview with Bryan. He gives a little nugget from each of his talks and even shares stories of the social aspects of the weekend (hint: Salsa dancing!)

If you attended the Malvern retreat I would love to hear your feedback. You can either leave it in the comment box below or email me at robynlee@catholicmatch.com.



  1. Laura P. July 31, 2014 Reply

    The retreat was wonderful! About 12 years ago, I attended Catholic retreats almost every 2 weeks for the course of a year and since then I haven’t had the opportunity to do anything like that. When I found out about this retreat – not only Catholic but also geared toward singles! – my friend and I decided to make the journey from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to Malvern to see what it was all about. Being so far from home, I wasn’t really looking to meet Mr. Right, I just wanted to try something different. I was not disappointed. Bryan Mercier and Fr. Stephen DeLacy are wonderful, WONDERFUL speakers and I immensely enjoyed all of their talks. Having the sacrament of confession available as well as some time for adoration and prayer was a really wonderful addition to the weekend. I really appreciated Bryan’s talk on prayer and his talks on relationships. We were truly blessed to have two awesome speakers at the retreat. As much as I enjoyed a trip to Philadelphia, it would be really awesome to have something like that a little closer to home.

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