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Pope Francis and His Critics

Thursday, October 19: Catholic Lutheran Dialogue 

Thursday, November 16: Pope Francis and his Critics on Liturgical Issues 

Lectures are held at the Franciscan Center from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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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 Invites the Campus to the:


Faith -  Fun - Food - Friendship in honor of St. Francis.

Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017

11:45 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Franciscan Center Let’s Double Down on Zero Waste This Year with ‘Zero-Waste Jeopardy’  

Exciting Door Prizes & a Delicious Waste-Free Lunch

Contact Elizabeth Reiter at 419-824-3515 or ereiter@sistersosf.org for more information.


“Dreams - God’s Forgotten Language” with Fr. John Blaser

10 am – Noon, Saturday, October 7 

Dreams appear in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Are Dreams a way into our spiritual life?

Do they, like contemplation, centering prayer and Lectio Divina, seek to encounter the Divine Presence? 

Cost $10 - RSVP to Sr. Joan Jurski, 419-824-3528, jjurski@sistersosf.org

Regina Conference Room, Sisters of St. Francis, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH

Fr. John Blaser, priest of the Diocese of Toledo, has served in various parishes throughout the diocese as well as ministering in the diocesan Office of Religious Education with responsibility for Adult Education and Continuing Education for Priests. 



17th Annual Unveiling Ceremony

October 2, 2017     -    7:00 pm   -    Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Boulevard, Sylvania, Ohio

Sponsored by BETHANY HOUSE, Domestic Violence Shelter (a Sylvania Franciscan ministry)

Sixty life-size figures will be unveiled, representing girls and women from our community murdered in the past decade by husbands, boyfriends or stalkers.  This event is endorsed by more than 40 Northwest Ohio service agencies, community organizations, higher education institutions and criminal justice professionals.  Open to the public and free of charge.

For further information contact: Bethany House at 419-727-4948, www.bethanyhousetoledo.org


Summer Wellness Luncheon Series:  Work-Life Balance

Tuesday, September 19, Noon - 1 p.m. 

Regina Hall Conference Room

Rachel Shields discusses establishing the proper work-life balance that suits each of us and tools to maintain our daily equilibrium. 

Exciting door prizes & a healthy lunch will be provided - NO CHARGE
For information contact: ereiter@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515



Thursday, September 14, 10 a.m. - Noon

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.

Madonna Hall  |    Cost: $20   |   RSVP to Sr. Joan Jurski at jjurski@sistersosf.org or call 419-824-3528


17th Annual Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Panel

To foster mutual knowledge and understanding

"Mary: Her Role in the Koran and the Gospels"

Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m.in the 

Franciscan Cente

r with Moderator Jajwa Badawi. 

Join Speakers Dr. Fatima Al-Hayani and Sister Shannon Schrein for an in-depth discussion about Mary, who appears in both the Bible and the Koran. 

At 6:15 p.m., all are invited to attend the dedication of the Sisters of St. Francis Peace Pole on the West side of the Lourdes Dining Hall.  

This is a free event and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.  Call 419-472-4021 for more information.