Philadelphia Archdiocese to shutter Mary Immaculate Center retreat house
By Daniel Patrick Sheehan
OF THE MORNING CALL
June 25, 2009
The Mary Immaculate Center in Lehigh Township, a spiritual retreat house owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has become too costly to maintain in the bad economy and will be closed, officials said.
The center, which features Romanesque architecture and has many antiquities among its holdings, sits on a 460-acre tract at the highest point of the Northampton County township and offers panoramic views of the Lehigh Valley.