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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



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



Members Only

"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.




Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
450 St. Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607      |      484-334-6957      |    © 2012

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