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All Good Things

    The Sisters' gift shop, All Good Things, is great for browsing - and buying! Unique to the shop are the "holy aromas" - soaps and lotions made in-house by the Sisters, handmade jewelry and a variety of greeting cards. Art works both from Sr. Jane Mary's studio and beautiful one-of-a-kind tie-dyed scarves by Sr. Sharon Havelak are also available. Jana Whitmore, the Shop Manager, offers periodic art and craft sessions. The store is committed to offering Fair Trade items and all proceeds go to support the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis.
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The Hermitages 

    Two hermitages are located on the Sylvania campus of the Sisters of St. Francis. These are self-contained one room, with bath, buildings on the property set aside for persons to sit with God alone and in contemplation. The Hermitages in  are open to the public for a day or a week.
  For more information call: 419-824-3611


Regina Spirituality & Conference Center

   The Regina Spirituality & Conference Center is a place for people from all walks of life. Located on the Motherhouse grounds of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio just northwest of Toledo, it is a place for prayer, personal development and educational formation.
Overnight lodging: $40 per person
Use of Conference Room: $100 per day
Private Retreat: $400 one week

For more information or reservations contact:
   Sister Joan Jurski, OSF


Lourdes offering Expanded Facility Rentals

     Lourdes University is pleased to announce that beginning spring 2015, organizations can begin reserving various areas of the campus for summer activities such as conferences, seminars, and camps. Located in the picturesque Toledo suburb of Sylvania, Ohio, Lourdes boasts over 19,000 square feet of flexible-use meeting and special event space as well as on-site housing. For more information or to explore utilizing Lourdes University’s meeting and special event spaces please contact:

Franciscan Center executive director Penny Marks 419-824-3971 pmarks@lourdes.edu
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Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •                          Santa visited Rosary Care

  •   Carolers who followed santa around Lourdes campus

  •                          The Portiuncula in Winter

  •                Sisters who reside in Our Lady of Grace

Mystery of the Christmas Star

What signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem to see the newborn King?
This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate!
Friday, December 19
Appold Planetarium

Reservations recommended:
419-517-8897 or planetarium@lourdes.edu
$5 Adults; $4 Children/Lourdes Community

Sister Gretchen's Christmas Cookie Walk

Friday, December 19

Small Dining Room - Rosary Care Center

Choose from a wide assortment of frosted cutouts, Sister Cabrini's Ritz cracker peanut butter cookies, fudge, and heavenly hash and a variety of other treats including select Christmas candy.
Trays by the dozen also available!
$4.00 a dozen

All Good Things Christmas Special

Join us for punch and cookies & Christmas carols with musical accompaniment by Sister Karen Zielinski. There will also be a special Christmas Raffle Give Away! All are Welcome!

Saturday, December 20

Christmas Liturgies

Christmas Eve Liturgy              
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Queen of Peace Chapel

Christmas Day Liturgy
Thursday, December 25, 2014

Queen of Peace Chapel

Martin Luther King Commemoration
The gathering begins at the Welcome Center followed by a candlelight walk to Queen of Peace Chapel for a brief Prayer Service. All are welcome!
January 15, 2015
3rd Annual Human Trafficking Prayer Service

A Spiritual Way to address the human trafficking issue.
People of all faiths will be welcome!
   January 15, 2015

Corpus Christi University Parish
2955 Dorr Sreet
Toledo, OH 43606

For more information:
Sr. Geraldine Nowak