Latest News and Events

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...

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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...

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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:


Rooted in the Gospel...We welcome all as sister and brother.