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 Our old website, passionistnunscls.blogspot,com, is no longer being updated.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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The following retreats have openings for the Fall. Please call Kathy Porter at (570) 586-4957 for registration, payment, and more information.
You can download the form for the retreats by clicking the link above.
September 7-9, 2018
“The Adventure to Live Holiness”– Preached Retreat for Women
From the Scriptures to Pope Francis' latest Apostolic Exhortation. We are called to be holy. Our holiness
is found in begin true to God in our everyday lives right where we are. Daily we walk with our Sisters
and Brothers on this marvelous journey to holiness.
“ The Passion of Jesus” - Preached Retreat for Men and Women -
As we celebrate the Feast of Saint Paul of the Cross, Founder of the Passionists, this retreat will offer
a more silent experience as the participants reflect on the great love Jesus Christ had for us in
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.
St. Gabriel's Retreat Center
631 Griffin Pond Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Phone: (570) 586-4957
Because we are an older community, we are open, after a period of mutual discernment, to receiving women of mature age who are experiencing a call to contemplative community. Please contact Sister Teresita to schedule an appointment.
Phone: (570) 586-2791