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 Lecture Series on Ethics

Tuesday, October 18 - Political Ethics
Thursday, November 17 - Sexual Ethics
All lectures are 5:30-7:00pm in the Franciscan Center

Saturday, December 17 - Advent Reflection
3:00-5:00pm, Franciscan Center

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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 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 Michelle Buehrer  419-517-8950 mbuehrer@lourdes.edu
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Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •          Sr. Janet Doyle Receives Farewell Proclamation

  •      Students starting their Fall Semester in full swing

  •     Students participating in Service Learning Projects

  •    Students attending mass at Queen of Peace Chapel

  •           Lourdes Recreation Center Opening Soon!

  •   The 2016 "Nuns on the Bus" Tour Stopped in Toledo


  •           SFV Members Serving Hot Fudge Sundaes

S.A.V.E. Lecture
“Spirituality and Sustainability: Hope for All Creation” By: Gregory Hitzhusen, MDiv, PhD Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Religion. Ecology and Sustainability School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.
Tuesday September 20, 7:30-9:00pm, Franciscan Center
2016 Sylvania Franciscan Gala
Saturday, September 24
The evening begins with 5:00 Mass at Queen of Peace Chapel, followed by the Gala Reception with presentation of the St. Francis and St. Clare Awards at the Franciscan Center. Enjoy fine food prepared by Evans Street Station, live music by the KGB Motown Band, and live and silent auctions! Individual ticket prices are $100 (a special Centennial price!) Corporate and table sponsorship opportunities are also available.  For additional information, please contact Eileen Kerner 419.824.3625 or ekerner@sistersosf.org
Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center Dedication
Thursday, September 29, 4:00-6:00pm
Dedication begins at 4 p.m. near the McCord Street entrance. Rec Center tours follow. RSVP to Kelly Dilworth, Advancement Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751 or dilworth@lourdes.edu.