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What We Do

In all of our ministries we serve in the spirit of “Pax et Bonum” (peace and joy) as peacemakers who recognize God’s goodness and saving presence in the world. We therefore support efforts for global peace and work toward reconciliation, advocating those changes, which promote justice.

Filled by the Spirit with God’s love for all people, we reach out in a diversity of ministries having concern for the poor in our ministerial commitments.

Our Ministries include:


  • Catechetics
  • Diocesan Ministry
  • Early Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Elder Care
  • Foreign Missions
  • Higher Education
  • Health Care
  • Home Care
  • Outreach to the poor


  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Prison Ministry
  • Retreat Ministry
  • Social Ministry
  • Spiritual Direction


  Santon Domingo, Dominican Republic


   Roraima, Brazil


  Curitiba, Brazil


   Paracuru, Brazil


  Pernambuco, Brazil


   Curitiba, Brazil


   Roraima, Brazil


   Curitiba, Brazil



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

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