Upcoming Events

October 3-4: Remembering St Francis of Assisi


St John the Forerunner Icon Retreat

John the Baptist / John the Forerunner

October 22-25, 2015

Peter Pearson, iconographer

Cost: $285 includes all materials. Optional room costs $30/night. Free-will offering for meals.

Contact: Fr Carmen, OFM at jupiterhorizon12@gmail.com or 570-788-1212 ext 406

The original is written by Romanian iconographer Gabriel Toma Chituc. Come and experience “A Brush with God” through the media of wood, pigment brush and prayer with Master Iconographer, Reverend Peter Pearson. Peter brings 40 years of iconographic experience with a gentle approach leading everyone, from novice to accomplished painter a prayer experience unlike any other. No experience needed, just a desire to learn and experience the divine touch in Life.


  • October 22
    • arrive for rooms by 4pm
    • program begins at 5:30pm
  • October 23 and 24
    • 7:15am Matins (morning prayer)
    • 8am Divine Liturgy
    • 9am breakfast
    • icon program
    • 12:30pm lunch
    • icon program
    • 5pm Vespers (evening prayer)
    • 6pm supper
    • Reconciliation is available Friday 3-4:30pm and 7-8pm
  • October 25
    • 8am Divine Liturgy
    • 9am breakfast
    • 1-4:30pm icon program
    • Checkout from rooms by 5pm



Sunday December 13 at 3pm: Emmanuel Moleben & Concert

The Emmanuel Moleben has hymns and Scripture readings to help us prepare for the celebration of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Cantors of Northeast Pennsylvania will lead the responses at the Moleben, and then (4pm) provide a concert of music in English and Slavonic. A certain famous bishop known for his generosity may visit.

Free-will offering. Reception following.

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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