Pysanky Egg Workshop
Saturday, March 30, 12 p.m to 4 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, March 30 from 12 noon to 4 pm for a Ukrainian Pysanky Egg Workshop at our friary in Sybertsville! This is a beginners workshop, so no artistic skills are needed to come and spend an afternoon learning this art form!

Reservations are required. Please call and make reservations with Margie at (570) 956-0945. Payment and reservation confirmation upon arrival for class. Class is $40/person, and includes use of instructors’ material and afternoon refreshments.

Making Pysanky eggs is an ancient art, which is typically recognized for its symbolism around the time of the Easter season, is an artform that is practiced all year. This art uses what is called a “wax-resist method,” meaning that in areas wax is applied, dyes will not adhere to the egg. The lines and images created on the egg are symbolic of life and are “written” on the egg.

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A Sign of Contradiction: A New Film About St. Francis of Assisi
March 24, 2 p.m

This new film presents the life of St Francis with all his ambition and struggles as a young man and as an experienced man of the church, in a way that we can relate to St Francis with our struggles in this modern world. Includes interviews with Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Capuchin, preacher to the papal household, and several other Franciscan religious men and women as well as lay persons.

Free Like Francis
Day of Recollection

May 18, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Luis Rivera, OFS, Presenter

Open to the public. Sponsored by Holy Dormition/St Clare Secular Franciscan Fraternity. Brown bag lunch. Cost $15 – contact Joan Pesta, OFS: or 570-454-4150.

Luis Rivera has served in the military and in the Church in various roles. Currently Coordinator for Cultural Integration for the Diocese of Scranton and a candidate for ordination to the diaconate, he has lived in many parts of the country, learning to live the freedom of the Gospel as we see in the life of St Francis. Luis will use the life of St Francis and the Gospel to help us also live in this freedom.


Ongoing: Used Book Sale

Stop by our gift shop and browse our huge collection of used books.

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.