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  • Assisi House is the retirement convent for the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia located in Aston, Pennsylvania, across the street from Our Lady of Angels Convent, the congregation’s motherhouse.
  • We seek to engage life in a way that challenges us to purposeful/meaningful activity, calling forth a ministry of compassionate presence, hospitality, and service.
  • A “person-centered care” approach fosters a sense of family throughout the 125 bed, multi-level care facility, which includes an Alzheimer’s and Dementia unit.
  • Now retired from their rigorous vocation ministry as teachers, nurses, administrators, etc., the sisters at Assisi House continue to carry out their Franciscan ideals through prayerful service to one another, their community, and their world.
“Some say when they come to Assisi House for the very first time, they feel a wave of peace come over them.”
Sr. Marie Bride Murphy

VISITING HOURS

Visitors are most welcome! Sisters receive visitors seven days a week from 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. When visitors arrive they will be asked to sign the Visitor Book at the reception desk. Advance notice is always appreciated.

GIFT SHOP

The gift shop is designed to respond to those everyday needs such as cards, candy, or just a little gift. Generally the shop is open an hour before Mass in the morning and after dinner in the afternoon.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Breakfast  –  8 A.M.

A.M. Exercises  –  9:30 A.M.

A.M. Activity  –  10 A.M.

Liturgy  – 11 A.M.

Morning Prayer  –  11:45 A.M.

Dinner  –  12 P.M.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  –  1 – 4:45 P.M.

P.M. Activity  –  1:30 – 2 P.M.

Evening Prayer  –  4:45 P.M.

Supper  –  5 P.M.

BE AN ASSISI HOUSE VOLUNTEER

You can enrich many other lives by . . .

  • Walking with a resident
  • Reminiscing about the “good old days”
  • Reading to a resident
  • Gardening or making floral arrangements
  • Assisting with arts & crafts
  • Participating in group or individual activities
  • Singing, dancing, or playing an instrument
  • Baking or cooking
  • Playing games together
  • Sharing a hobby or special interest
    . . . . . . or a host of other acts of kindness!

To begin new and meaningful relationships through volunteering, call Assisi House at (610) 459-8990 to schedule a personal interview.

You will soon have memories and associations you will never forget while making a real difference.

“I’ve been to a lot of nursing homes over the years and there was one thing missing at the Assisi House that was present in all the others–and that was despair.”
Day of Caring Volunteer