Where there is hatred . . . let me sow love. Where there is injury . . . pardon.
Where there is doubt . . . faith.
Where there is despair . . . hope.
Where there is darkness . . . light.
Where there is sadness . . . joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console.
To be understood . . . as to understand.
To be loved . . . as to love;
For it is in giving . . . that we receive,
It is in pardoning . . . that we are pardoned
And it is dying that we are born to eternal life.
~ St. Francis of Assisi
- The Assisi House is the retirement convent for the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, located in Aston, Pennsylvania, across the street from Neumann College and Our Lady of Angels Convent, the congregation's mother house.
“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
- Now retired from their rigorous vocations 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
- 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.
- Core values of Relationship, Collaboration, and Stewardship are espoused.
The Assisi House is often called the “Powerhouse of Prayer!”
Breakfast 8:00 AM
AM Exercises 9:30 AM
AM Activity 10:00 AM
Liturgy 11:00 AM
Morning Prayer 11:45 AM
Dinner 12:00 PM
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 1:00 - 4:45 PM
PM Activity 1:30 - 2:00 PM
Evening Prayer 4:45 PM
Supper 5:00 PM
Visitors are most welcome! Sisters receive visitors seven days a week, from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. When visitors arrive they will be asked to sign the Visitor Book at the reception desk. Advance notice is always appreciated.
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.