Latest News and 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...

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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...

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Program and Retreat Calendar

To see what is going on at the Franciscan Spiritual Center on a particular date, click the View Upcoming Events button  and it will take y0u to our calendar where you can scroll to a particular date and click a program you like or you can go directly to the Events Retreats tab and search for a particular program.   You can also print out the 2019-2020 preview sheet from the submenu.  The preview sheet gives you an overview of all the different types of programs scheduled for the Center during a particular time period.

Prayer Requests

Submit a special prayer request for the Sisters at the Franciscan Spiritual Center. We may also share your requests with our sisters in the motherhouse community and our retired sisters at Assisi House, Aston, PA and St. Ann Home, TACOMA, WA. Our retired sisters are clearly a powerhouse of prayer. When they enter our retirement facilities, they are actually “missioned” to a prayer ministry.

Inspirational Videos

Take a look at some inspirational YouTube clips that might calm your spirit, move you to gratitude, or just make you feel good about who you are. It might be a way to get connected with your inner self, your God and with others. In the Online Spirituality section of our website, in addition to the inspirational videos, we have some Scriptural Videos and retreat starters as well as some ideas for journaling and labyrinth spirituality.

Virtual Tour

Are you wondering what the Franciscan Spiritual Center looks like? Take a virtual tour of the Center and the beauty of our surroundings. It gives you a little idea of what we’re like if you’ve never been here but it’s even more beautiful in real life. Come visit us! Our current update of the tour was done by Brianna Noce during her Neumann University internship at the Franciscan Spiritual Center.

Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Site Development partially funded thanks to the generosity of the Beeman Family Foundation

Franciscan Spiritual Center

609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014

Phone: (610) 558-6152 Fax: (610) 558-5377 e-mail:


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