Bernardine Franciscan Sisters welcome you to our web site and to our vibrant Franciscan community. We hope you will get to know more about who we are and join with us in our lives of prayer and in our mission. Travel with us to discover your passion in life!

Our community is founded on the ideals of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi and their followers – ideals we believe are as precious now as they have ever been.  As a faith-filled community rooted in contemplation and Gospel values, we strive to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to all we meet and especially to those who suffer from poverty and oppression.

To learn more, please contact us either by giving us a call at 484.334.6957 or sending us an e-mail to



The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters invite you to Taizé prayer
a meditative, ecumenical Christian experience that includes silence and singing.

N.B. None -- July or August
Will resume - 1st Thursday of September at 7:00 p.m.

 When:  Beginning Thursday, December 1
Continuing every 1st Thursday of each month through June

Time:   7:00 – 8:00 PM

Place:   Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
Motherhouse Chapel
460 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607

**Adjacent to Alvernia University
For questions, call: (484) 334-7000


Days of Prayer and Reflection

Prepare the Way of the Lord
Presenter:  Sister Jean Jacobchik, OSF
Sunday, December 10, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
McGlinn Conference & Spirituality Center
$20.00 per person - light refreshments included
Registration deadline:  December 5, 2017
FAX:  484.334.6808