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Sacred Heart Convent
460 St Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607-1737
484.334.7000

Sacred Heart Convent is located three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of eastern Pennsylvania. The 55-acre campus adjoins Angelica Lake and houses Alvernia University http://www.alvernia.edu/ . Public transportation provides service to within walking distance of the convent.

Sacred Heart Convent is noted for its accessibility to metropolitan and historical areas of interest. Near enough to New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore to share their cultural and educational opportunities, the convent is also only a short distance from the Amish country in nearby Lancaster and York Counties.

To learn more about this region of Pennsylvania, you can explore the web sites of
Reading, Berks http://www.readingberkspa.com/  and
Lancaster www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/site/default.asp  counties.

LOCAL DIRECTIONS TO SACRED HEART CONVENT AND
THE BERNARDINE FRANCISCAN SPIRITUALITY AND CONFERENCE CENTER

Sacred Heart Convent and The Bernardine Franciscan Spirituality and Conference Center are located in the Millmont section of Reading, an area roughly bordered by Route 222 to the North, Route 10 to the East, Route 724 to the South, and Route 625 to the West.

From Center City Reading

Take US Business Route 222 South (4th Street) across the Bingaman Street Bridge. Move into the left lane. At the second light (Queen City Restaurant is on the corner) turn left onto PA Route 10 (Morgantown Road).

    *** Travel one-half mile to Upland Avenue. Turn right and follow Upland Avenue through three stop signs and over a small railroad bridge. Turn left onto St. Bernardine Street at the sign for Alvernia University. Go to stop sign, then go straight until you see the Bernardine Franciscan sign. Turn right and go up the way and at the statue, turn right to park in the Guest Parking Lot.

From the North

Take Route 422 East (West Shore Bypass) to the Lancaster Avenue exit (traffic exits from the left lane.) At traffic light, turn right, then an immediate left lane onto PA Route 10 South (Queen City Restaurant is on the corner). Follow the directions from *** above.

From the South via Route 10

Take PA Rout 10 North. Approximately .5 miles past Angelica Lake turn left onto Upland Avenue. Follow

the directions from *** above.

From the Wyomissing and West Reading areas

Take Museum Road to Kenhorst Blvd. Proceed on Kenhorst Blvd. across Lancaster Avenue to New Holland Road (PA Route 625). Turn left onto New Holland Road and travel .3 mile to Upland Avenue. Turn right onto Upland Avenue and proceed to the stop sign.

^ Turn right onto St. Bernardine Street at the sign for Alvernia College. Go to stop sign, then go straight until you see the Bernardine Franciscan sign. Turn right. At the statue, turn right to park in the Guest Parking Lot.

From the West and South via Route 724

From PA Route 724 turn onto PA Route 625 (New Holland Road) heading north toward reading. Proceed 1 mile to Upland Avenue. Turn right onto Upland Avenue and proceed to the stop sign. Follow the Directions from *** above.


REGIONAL DIRECTIONS TO SACRED HEART CONVENT AND
THE BERNARDINE FRANCISCAN SPIRITUALITY AND CONFERENCE CENTER

From PA Turnpike

Use PA Turnpike Exit 298, Morgantown/Reading. Take I-176 North toward Reading. Take the left exit, 11B, and merge onto 422 West toward Reading. Take the 222 South (Lancaster Avenue) left-lane exit. At the traffic light, turn left, and make an immediate left at the next light onto Route 10 South (Queen City Restaurant is on the corner). Follow the directions from *** above.

From NY, Northern PA, and Northern NJ

Take I-81 to Route 61 South to Route 222 South/422 West. Follow 222 South toward Reading/Lancaster.

++++ After passing the Broadcasting Road exit, merge left onto US Route 422 East (towards Pottstown) to the Lancaster Avenue exit (left-lane). At traffic light, turn right, then immediately get in left lane. Travel 50 feet to next light, turn left on Route 10 South (Queen City Restaurant is on corner). Follow the directions from *** above.

From Central NJ and Allentown

Take U.S. Route 22/I-78 West to PA Route 100 (Trexlertown exit). At the second traffic light, bear right onto Schnatz Road (there is a sign directing right-lane traffic to turn towards reading) until it intersects Route 222. Bear right on Route 222 South toward Reading. After crossing PA Route 73, you will bear right again onto the Route 222. Follow the directions from ++++ immediately above.


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450 St. Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607