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July 20 and August 24


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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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Seeking some quiet time alone with God?

Two hermitages are located in the Sylvania Franciscan Village of the Sisters of St. Francis. These are self-contained one-room, one-bath dwellings reserved for those who would like the opportunity to sit with God in quiet contemplation.  The Heritages are open to the public per day or per week.

For more information call: 419-824-3611

All are welcome at the Regina Spirituality & Conference Center

First-class hotel comfort and beautiful surroundings right in downtown Sylvania  

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.

For more information go to the website or contact: 

Sister Joan Jurski, OSF


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The Sylvania Franciscan Village Presents:

Wellness Luncheon Series 
Tuesday, July 25, Noon - 1 p.m. 

The Art of Mindfulness 

With Wendy Nathan

Mindfulness is the process of focusing one’s attention in the present moment.  Join facilitator Wendy Nathan in learning the benefits of mindfulness.  In this interactive session, you will get to practice mindful eating, breathing, walking and yes, dancing – but not all at the same time.

Chance to win a gift certificate to Wersell’s Bike Shop* and other exciting door prizes!

*Must present your Medical Mutual of Ohio medical card to be eligible.  

A health lunch is provided.

RSVP: Elizabeth Reiter, 419-824-3515


Lourdes University Presents

Ceramic Workshops

Advanced Ceramics, July 9 – August 13, Sundays, 5 p.m. -  p.m., $110

Wheel Throwing, July 10-August 14, Mondays, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $110

Ceramics for Beginners & Beyond, July 11 – August 15, Tuesdays, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., $110

Instructor Lindsay Scypta, 734-718-7177 or lscypta@lourdes.edu



A Morning with Julian of Norwich      

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Explore the depth of the spirituality of Julian of Norwich, an anchoress of the 14th century. Julian’s message is one of joy and gratitude and hope. Julian’s spiritual wisdom and personal counsel offers much to the world today.

10:00 am - noon, Regina Conference Room, Sisters of St. Francis 

Presenter: Sister Brigid O’Shea Merriman, OSF

Donation: $10 dollars.  RSVP by August 7 to   Sister Joan Jurski at 419-824-3528 or jjurski@sistersosf.org


Thursday, August 24, 10 a.m. - Noon

Madonna Hall  Cost: $20

Come walk among the sites on campus that transport us to the lives of Saints Francis and Clare. The pilgrimage includes personal reflection and the history of the Sisters.

RSVP to Sr. Joan Jurski at jjurski@sistersosf.org or call 419-824-3528