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Fr. Jim Bacik's
2017 Easter Season Lecture Series:
The Holy Spirit and Contemporary Political Issues
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Sisters of St. Francis
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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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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 that as of spring 2015, organizations can reserve 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore the many options on Lourdes campus: Here
Sister from RCC enjoying an afternoon treat
Sr. Rachel enjoying time with Lourdes student.
Villagers attending the Premiere of Sultan & the Saint
June 15, 10 a.m.—Noon
Meet Sr. Joan Jurski at Madonna Hall
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: Email email@example.com or call 419-824-3528
Make & Take Needle-Felted Beads
Friday, June, 9, 1:00 p.m. -3:00 pm
To RSVP or for more information: 419-824-3759
The Great American Eclipse 2017
This show uses stunning visuals to explore solar and lunar eclipses and explains the geometry that creates these awesome inspiring sights. Watch the spectacle unfold from ideal locations on Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Learn how to safely watch this eclipse, which may be the most viewed total solar eclipse ever! Family friendly!
Saturday, May 20th
Cost: $5 for adults; $4 for children 12 and under and members of the Lourdes community.
Reservations are recommended
5th Annual Karl Rahner Lecture
in honor of Father Jim Bacik
The Last Priests in America:
Being Catholic without 'Father'
This lecture will attempt to read the "signs of the times" that continue to shape Catholic life and practice in the twenty-first century. FatherCozzens will approach his lecture in the spirit of scripture scholar Walter Brueggemann's insight that "What we are about is serious conversation leading to blessed communion."
Thursday, June 1, 2017
5:30 - 7 pm
$10 preregistered; $15 at the door - Click here to register.
Guest Lecturer: Fr. Donald Cozzens
A retired Writer in Residence at John Carroll University, Fr. Donald Cozzens is a pastor, professor and author who has lectured throughout the U.S. and in Ireland, England, Australia, Columbia and India. He is well known as a national and international commentator on religious and cultural issues gripping the Catholic Church.
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