• 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


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.

Holy Grounds Coffee Shop

The Holy Grounds shop is designed to give sisters and visitors and opportunity to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack. Generally the shop is open in the morning before Mass in the morning and in the afternoon.


Breakfast – 7:30 A.M.

AM Exercise – 9:30 A.M.

AM Activities – 10 A.M.

Liturgy – 11 A.M.

Dinner – 11:30 A.M.

Rosary – 1 P.M.

Afternoon Activities – 1:30 P.M.

Evening Prayer – 4:15 P.M.

Supper – 4:30 P.M.


You can enrich many other lives by . . .

  • Walking with a resident or transporting them to/from activities
  • Reading to a resident
  • Assisting with arts & crafts
  • Participating in group or individual activities
  • Singing, dancing, or playing an instrument
  • Playing card or board games
  • Sharing a hobby or special interest
  • CURRENT NEED – Assisting in mealtimes in our advanced care/dementia unit for approximately one hour (7:30 A.M., 11:30 A.M. and/or 4:30 P.M.)
    . . . . . . or a host of other acts of kindness!

To begin new and meaningful relationships through volunteering, call the Assisi House volunteer coordinator at (610) 558-6459 to schedule a personal interview.  Click here to download a volunteer application and email it to mrybarczyk@osfphila.org.  

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