About Us

Celebrating faithful service for over 70 years!

The Mission

The mission of St. Francis Center for Renewal is to glorify God and to witness to the Gospel by providing a Christ-centered environment of hospitality, caring and love as an oasis of peace and healing for all God’s people.


Solitude Retreat

A private retreat offering an atmosphere of quiet, reflection and solitude, with time and space provided for personal prayer and meditation.

Offering: $60 per night          Meals Additional         Deposit: $30 per night


Directed Retreat

Individually directed retreats offer extended time for prayer, solitude, silence, and guidance. The retreatant meets with the director once daily in order to share her/his experience of God. The spiritual director offers guidance through suggestions for prayer and reflection.

Offering: $60 per night          Meals Additional         Deposit: $30 per night

The director’s cost is arranged separately.

San Damiano Hermitage

A hermitage apartment is available for solitude and prayer — a wonderful way to be completely away from everything and tune in totally to your God. The hermitage includes a living room, a small prayer room, a bedroom, bath and small kitchenette for your meal preparation. You are free to bring your own food.

Offering: $65 per day               Deposit: $30 per night


Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction can be simply defined as “companioning” an individual on her/his life journey. In meeting with a Spiritual Director we are offered guidance in listening to the movement of the Spirit in our lives. This better enables us to respond to God’s direction. St. Francis Center for Renewal provides trained and qualified directors.

For further information or to make an appointment for spiritual direction please call:

Sr. Marguerite Stewart 610.867.8890 ext. 314

5 Day Directed Retreats

Offering: $400 includes daily Spiritual Direction. Deposit: $100

For more information on our retreats, see program page.

Celebration of Eucharist

The School Sisters of St. Francis invite you to join them for the celebration of daily Mass in the Convent Chapel. Weekdays at 7:30 AM, Thursday at 4:30 PM, Sundays at 9:15 AM.

Please note: there is no mass celebrated on Saturdays.

Peace and all Good! We Would Love to Have You Visit Soon!


M-F: 9am - 4pm