Welcome to the Passionist Nuns - Clarks Summit, PA

Welcome to the official website of the Passionist Nuns, Clarks Summit. Our old website, passionistnunscls.blogspot,com, is no longer being updated. We are currently in the process of having it removed. In the meantime, this website will have the most up-to-the-minute information regarding our community.


The Passionist Nuns are a contemplative community witnessing to the primacy of God and the love of God revealed in the Passion of Jesus Christ.


We live this witness in a contemporary lifestyle inspired by a tradition of prayer, solitude and Gospel simplicity at the St. Gabriel's Retreat Center in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.


We, The Passionist Nuns,  live our lives together in the grateful memory and celebration of this Paschal Mystery according to the charism of our founder, St. Paul of the Cross. We share in the precious gift of contemplative life and consecrate ourselves totally to the mystery of Redemption. We do this by seeking to advance more and more in that knowledge which the Apostle calls "the folly of the cross," which in reality is the most eloquent testimony of the Gospel - the message of love.

St. Gabriel's Retreat Center has been hosting retreats for nearly nine decades. With over 40 rooms available, our retreat center has abundant space to make your stay as comfortable and spiritual as possible. If you wish to schedule or have questions regarding scheduling a retreat, please contact Kathleen Porter at (570) 586-4957 or email us at kporter@epix.net.

Altar Bread is made on our premisis for Church and Communion Services. Our skilled team creates over 500,000 hosts per month for pickup or delivery.


With many years of valuable experience, our dedicated staff works very hard to make sure that each order is properly completed and shipped.


To order, or if you have any questions regarding our Altar Bread, please call us at (570) 586-2791.


We also have Perpetual Enrollment cards for sale. The Perpetual Enrollment Cards can be purchased by visiting us at the Passionist Nuns Monastery in Clarks Summit during normal business hours.

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Schedule a Retreat


Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all retreats through June 30, 2020, are canceled.


If you or your group are interested in scheduling a retreat, or if you would like more information, please contact our Retreat Coordinator, Kathleen Porter at (570) 586-4957.


Passionist Nuns

St. Gabriel's Retreat Center

631 Griffin Pond Road

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Phone: (570) 586-4957

FAX: 570-587-3314

E-mail: kporter@epix.net


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