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Easter 2016 Season Offerings:

May 4 - Jesus in the Gospel of John:
              Improving Our Personal Relationships 

  5:30-7:00pm in the Franciscan Center

To Register Online: Click Here.


 Lecture Series on Morality
Tuesday, May 17 - Richard McCormick on Abortion
Monday, June 28 - Bernard Haring on the Dangers of Legalism
Tuesday, July 19 - Charles Curran on Birth Control
Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Karl Rahner on Existential Ethics
       5:30-7:00pm in the 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 Penny Marks 419-824-3971 pmarks@lourdes.edu
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Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •                Spring Brings Beauty to the Village

  •    The Sisters' New Leadership Team for 2016-2020

  •  Lourdes Volleyball Receives Mideast Conference Title

  •          Lourdes students visiting with RCC residents

  •                   Inside the new Recreation Center

  •                      Rosary Care Center Chapel

Father Bacik Easter Lecture Series
May 4 - Jesus in Gospel of  John: Improving our Personal Relationships
           Franciscan Center - 5:30-7:00pm
Cost: $10 each preregistered; $15 walk-in’s
To register: www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org/bacik 
Visit the Student Art Exhibition!
Senior Student Art Exhibition: April 9 – May 4
Canticle Center Gallery
5335 Silica, Sylvania, OH 43560
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm Saturday: 10am-12pm 
"Back to the Moon for Good"
The Appold Planetarium presents this exciting, educational, full-dome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen. The film highlights the history of the moon’s exploration and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE. Cost: $5 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and members of the Lourdes community.
Saturdays—May 7, 14, 21—7:30pm
     Appold Planetarium

For more information: 419-517-8897 or planetarium@lourdes.edu
Cake Walkin' Jazz Band
Come listen to jazz music and enjoy a FREE hot fudge sundae!
 Wednesday, May 18
Patio Outside Café Lourdes

Learn the Art of Ceramics
Advanced Wheel Throwing
    May 20-June 24
Fridays 9am-Noon, Canticle Center

Students will continue to explore more involved wheel throwing and glazing techniques while thinking critically in the development of a body of work, advancing technical skills, and expanding knowledge of the endless possibilities found in the ceramic process. Cost: $110.00. 
Click Here to learn about more summer offerings.
For more information: 419-824-3685 or eszavuly@lourdes.edu 
Lifelong Learning Lecture: "Comic Chemist"
Friday, May 20, 10:00-11:00am
Chemistry surrounds us and the Comic Chemist will prove how much fun it can be! Tom Wray, is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager Master Level and also the owner and president of Waste Away Services, a hazardous waste brokering firm. This presentation is sure to generate a reaction! Join us for refreshments at 9:15 a.m. Free for members and first-time visitors. For more information: 419-824-3707 or lifelong@lourdes.edu 
Karl Rahner Lecture

Fr. Stephen Bevans will be presenting the Fourth Annual Karl Rahner Lecture in Honor of the Reverend James J. Bacik titled, “The Spirit Moving Over the Great Deep: The World’s Thirsts, Our Response.”  The lecture will reflect on how the Holy Spirit, moving over the chaotic waters of our lives, calls forth the thirsts of the world in a movement of grace.
Cost: $10 preregistered; $15 walk-ins.

Thursday, June 2, 5:30-7:00pm
    Franciscan Center

To register online: Click Here
For more information: alaroy@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515

Scrapbooking/Crafting Fundraiser

Call your friends to come have some fun as you join us for a day of friendship, fellowship, scrapbooking, card making, or your favorite crafting project! Proceeds benefit the Haiti Project in Pestel.
Cost: $35 and includes: help hauling your supplies to and from your car, lunch, dinner, & snacks, 4 feet of table space, and supplies/card making tools available for your use.
*The first 20 registrants will be entered into a drawing for a prize*

For more information and for registration, contact Sr. Roselynn at 419.824.3610 or rhumbert@sistersosf.org