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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 communications@bfranciscan.org


August 24-26, 2018
Friday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Dinner 6:00 PM
Departure Sunday: 11:00 AM
Place:  Villa of Our Lady Retreat House
245 Meadowside Road
Mount Pocono, PA   18344
Phone:  570.839.7212   Email:  josand64@ptd.net
Presenter:  Fr. Matthew Palkowski, OFM Cap

Cost:  Private room $175; Shared room $165; Commuter $75; $25 non-refundable deposit
Deadline:  August 10, 2018




Arm Chair Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Place:  McGlinn Conference & Spirituality Center
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Presenter:  Sister Jean Jacobchik, OSF
COST:  $35 - $40 a person as able and an open heart
Checks Payable:  Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
Registration Deadline: September 20, 2018
Phone: 484.334.6807
email:  mcglinncc@bfranciscan.org
FAX:  484.334.6808




The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters invite you to Taizé prayer
a meditative, ecumenical Christian experience that includes silence and singing,
on the first Thursday of each month.

N.B. None -- July or August
    Place:   Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
Motherhouse Chapel
460 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607

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





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"The 2018 Jubilarian Celebration!"

"The Woman God Sees -2018 Spring Retreat"

"2018 Immigration Dinner - Know Your Rights"

"2017 Jubilee Celebration"

"2017 Associate Commissioning"

"2017 Camp Out in the Convent"

"2017 Mozambique Visit"

"2017 Immigration Core Committee Program & Dinner"

Trusting in Divine Providence, we journey in faith and joy, sister and servant to all.

We are called by God to live the Gospel and profess public vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, living a life of contemplative prayer and active ministry in a common fraternity.

We welcome all as brother and sister. Faithful to the Church and to our charism, we seek justice, peace and reconciliation, especially as we work with and in behalf of the poor.