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nativity icon - holy dormition chapel

Celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord

Wednesday December 24 at 5pm, Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St Basil.
Thursday December 25 at 8am, Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.

crucifixion - public domain

The Office of the Passion

10am-3pm, Saturday, March 14, 2015

A day of reflection, praying with and meditating on the Office of the Passion by St Francis of Assisi. This is the annual retreat for the Secular Franciscans of Holy Dormition / St Clare Fraternity. Limited space open to other Secular Franciscans and interested guests.

You are welcome to join the friars for Divine Liturgy at 8am or to stay for Confession at 3pm (retreatants only).

Please bring a bag lunch. Offering: $10. Members of Holy Dormition Secular Franciscan fraternity are paid for by the fraternity.

Register by March 8 with Joan Pesta, OFS: joanpesta@gmail.com or 570-454-4150.

Ongoing Icon Workshop

Work with iconographer Peter Pearson usually meets on the second Sunday of every month.

Cost: $25 per session; beginners may purchase materials for $20. More information forthcoming.

Contacts: Sonia Marie at 908-420-3931; or Tom at 570-454-1522.


Ongoing: Private Retreats

Clare House is a quiet refuge on our property, convenient to the chapel and monastery. You may take a silent, private retreat or talk with one of the friars.

Meals on your own or with the friars. Call to reserve a day or longer.

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