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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
 

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CONSECRATED LIFE THROUGH
THE EYES OF FRANCIS AND CLARE
Presenter: 
André Cirino, OFM
Sunday, April 12, 2015
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
McGlinn Conference Center
460 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, Pennsylvania 19607
484.334.6807
mcglinncc@bfranciscan.org

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YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE

The Vatican has announced that 2015 (from the First Sunday of Advent in 2014 to February 2, 2016) will be the Year of Consecrated Life. Its purpose,  is to “make a grateful remembrance of the recent past;” embracing” the future with hope;” and “living in the present passionately.”

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops suggested that the year include “Days with Religious.” Activities should focus on sharing experiences of prayer, service, and community life with those living a consecrated life.

Events sponsored by The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters:

                                             November 30, 2014   
                                                We opened the year with a Eucharistic Liturgy

February 8, 2015       
   An open house was held at the Mother House at
   460 St.  Bernardine Street, Reading, PA from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
   All were welcome.

March 13/14, 2015    
   A retreat for young women will be held in the Mother house. 
   (See the Join Us section on this page.)

Summer 2015
   Day of Mission and Service with Religious

September 13, 2015
   Day of Prayer with Religious

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Ebola Relief Fund - Liberia

 We are still accepting financial assistance for Sister Mary Laurene Browne, OSF and Sister Barbara Brillant, FMM who continue to train our missionary team to staff the Catholic Clinics, open the Catholic Hospital and provide awareness, education, and life saving supplies to the people of Liberia.  There are many critical items that can finally be purchased in Liberia and this will also help the crashing economy.

Please click here to make an online donation or make checks payable to Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and send to:

Bernardine Franciscan Development Office
Attention:  Liberia Ebola Relief Fund
450 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607

If you have any questions or need more information, please call Sr. Antoinette Kaiser, OSF, Congregational Councilor: 484-509-4067

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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.

 

 

 

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450 St. Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607      |      484-334-6957      |    © 2012

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