Saturday June 22 – all day
Poustinia: Day of Quiet Prayer

Join us for a quiet day of prayer. Start when you arrive. You are welcome to stay until dusk, or later if arranged in advance. Private rooms available (reserve in advance). Cost: $30 includes noon lenten meal homemade vegetable soup and fresh homemade bread.

7 a.m. Matins
8 a.m. Divine Liturgy
9:30 a.m. brief talk (20 min) on quiet prayer
12 p.m. Lenten meal

The rest of the day is free for quiet prayer in the public areas of our friary and grounds. May the Lord grant you peace.


Saturday July 13 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Women in the Bible and in the Church Today: One Day Retreat

Explore how women in the Bible say “Yes” to God, and how their example can help us say “Yes” to God. Led by Fr Jerome, OFM. Starts with 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. You are welcome to stay after the 3 p.m. end of group activities for quiet prayer.

Cost: $40 includes pastry and coffee after Liturgy and a light luncheon. For women only.
Register by July 6: contact Gina
Sponsored by Byzantine Women’s Retreat.


Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Funeral Chant of the Byzantine Ruthenian Church

Practice the funeral chant used in the Byzantine Ruthenian parishes, using the text published in 1975/1983. Let us know if you do not have a copy of the music. Ideal for those learning to cantor funerals, but all are welcome.

Contact Fr Jerome at for more information or to obtain a copy of the music.

Ongoing: Icon Workshop

Usually meets on the second Sunday of every month.

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

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.

Prepare your own meals or dine at a nearby restaurant.
Contact us for reservations or more information.