Basilian Spirituality Center

Experience a sacred place of prayer, reflection, and hospitality in the Eastern Catholic tradition.

About the Spirituality Center

The Basilian Spirituality Center is more than physical space – it is a focus for spiritual renewal and refreshment to all seekers. The Center is a welcoming, sacred place of hospitality for individuals, groups, and organizations. There is opportunity for prayer, study, spiritual renewal and refreshment to foster transformation through spiritual and holistic growth.

To register for any of the programs or for further information, please call 215-780-1227 or email at:

Programs at the Basilian Spirituality Center are made possible in part thanks to financial assistance from the Ukrainian Community Foundation of Philadelphia and Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union.  


The Basilian Spirituality Center is a ministry of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great. Rooted in Eastern Christian Spirituality, the Center reflects Christ’s praying, healing and life-giving presence to all God’s people through programs it offers and events it hosts.

Upcoming Programs


Lenten Icon Writing Workshop

Lenten Icon Writing Workshop

March 2018

Icons are about prayer from start to finish – and beyond. During the workshop students will pray an icon into existence through a very disciplined process which is ancient and yet accessible. No prior experience is required and one need not have any drawing ability to write an icon. Peter Pearson has taught hundreds, perhaps thousands of folks over the past 25 years and is skilled in calling forth the best in his students. One needs only to be open, willing, and teachable. The students will work in acrylic paint and all supplies for the icon workshop will be provided and included in the workshop fee.

The Mystery of God

February 2018

Who is God and why does God matter today? Skeptics attack belief in God as irrational or even worse, dangerous. How should Christians respond? How can we turn the tide of secularism and draw people back to God? In this six part film series, Bishop Robert Barron uses the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Pope Benedict XVI to uncover a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by “God”. Who is God? Why does God matter? Participate in this series and you will not only learn the answers yourself, but you will discover how to share them with others – especially with those who no longer believe.