NEWS & EVENTS

Boy Scouts 225 clears path at Hermitages

Boy Scouts 225 clears path at Hermitages

On Saturday, August 22, Boy Scout Troop 225 from the church of St. Joseph in Aston, Pennsylvania, restored the walking path (blue trail) that leads from Red Hill Farm to the Hermitages. Eagle Scout Peter Rigotti and approximately 20 scouts, parents, and friends...

Clare House and Hermitage remain closed

The Hermitages and Clare House are not opening in September 2020 as hoped.  Our new target is January 2021 if it is safe to do so.  No registrations will be taken for either place until mid December 2020.  With all of you, we pray that this pandemic will soon be under...

Difficult News about FSC:  Our Grief Expressed

Difficult News about FSC: Our Grief Expressed

Living in uncertainty is challenging for all of us.  Uncertainty teaches us to live in the present moment, awaiting each day to see where we are led and how we can be of service.  This is the trust we give to one another each day.  This is the new normal for all of...

Pentecost Novena

Pentecost Novena

On Dan Shutte's Website there is a wonderful Novena for Pentecost that begins today (Ascension Thursday).  The link is https://www.danschuttemusic.com/wordpressstore/pentecost-novena/ .  I know many of you enjoyed his Holy Week preentation so I would encourage you to...

May 7 Update on Activities at the FSC

May 7 Update on Activities at the FSC

The Franciscan Spiritual Center will be closed for events in June, July, and August.  All retreats and hosting events have been canceled.  This includes any activities at Clare House and the Hermitages.  Like you, we wish we could go back to what is normal but your...

Macrina Wiederkehr OSB Died

Macrina Wiederkehr OSB Died

With sadness we share with you the death of Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB.  Macrina died on April 24, 2020.  She had been scheduled to join us for another weekend retreat in September 2020 but several months ago she called to notify us that she had a brain tumor and would...

Virtual Triduum Services

This week, National Catholic Reporter is offering a very special series which is all the more powerful during these challenging times. Composer and NCR board member Dan Schutte created a virtual celebration for Easter Triduum to help us be in communion, even though we...

May Programs Canceled

May Programs Canceled

It is again with great sadness that we tell you we have extended our cancellations to all May activities at the Franciscan Spiritual Center, Clare House and the hermitages.  In order to be fair to our May presenters and to those who are scheduled to be here it seemed...

March and April Programs Canceled

The Covid-19 virus continues to spread.  Reports from the CDC and other public health organizations seem to suggest that we should not gather in groups at this time.  Therefore  in our concern for the safety of all and with an abundance of caution we have made the...

A Week full of Gratitude

From October 21 to October 27 Brother Michael Laratanda FMS offered a retreat on the Spirituality of Film:  Creation of God's Redemptive Love.  To say it was well received was an understatement.  The retreat focused on the call to be God's partner in creating and...

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