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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.
      For more information:Click Here


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 in  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!

  •   Dedication Ceremony of the mid-campus expansion

  • Sisters enjoyed the Celebration of Mary and sunshine! 

  •  The murals are installed on the mid-campus arches

  • "Let's Talk Diversity" Workshop explores issues of race

  •  Research & Scholarship Symposium highlight students

Scrapbook/Crafting Fundraiser
Benefiting the Sylvania Franciscan Haiti Project in Pestel. Scrapbooking, card making, photo organizing, or your favorite crafting project. Bring your stacks of photos to get an album done in a day!
Saturday, May 30
St. Joseph Hall Room 110

Cost: $35.00 - includes help hauling supplies to and from your car, lunch & dinner & snacks, raffle prizes, and 4ft table of space! 
Annual Karl Rahner Lecture
Guest Lecturer: Rev. Thomas O'Meara, OP.
 "Vast Universe: Extraterrestrials & Christian Revelation"
  June 3, 2015
 Franciscan Center

To Register Online: Click Here 
Cakewalkin' Jazz Band
Sponsored by the Social Wellness Committee:
Thursday, June 4
Patio outside of Cafe Lourdes

Free Hot Fudge Sundaes!! 
Mini Pilgrimage

During this Year of Consecrated Life you are invited to walk the journey of Francis and Clare on the campus of the Sisters. Mini-pilgrimages on the campus will share the story of St. Francis and St. Clare and the history of the Sisters.
Thursday-June 4
Thursday-June 18
Thursday-July 9
Thursday-August 20

All Dates are from 10:00am-12:30pm

Donation: $15.00 (includes lunch) payable at the door
Reservations can be made to Sr. Joan Jurski
jjurski@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3528

Please RSVP one week prior to the pilgrimage!

Father Jim Bacik Lecture
"Thomas Berry: Developing a Cosmological Spirituality"
 Tuesday, June 9
Franciscan Center

Cost: $10.00 Preregistered; $15.00 at the door

Motherhouse Grounds Mini-Pilgrimage
During this Year of Consecrated Life you are invited to walk the journey of Francis and Clare on the campus of the Sisters. Mini-pilgrimages on the campus will share the story of St. Francis and St. Clare and the history of the Sisters.
    Select a Date:
Thursday - June 4
Thursday - June 18

Donation: $15.00 (includes lunch) payable at the door. Reservations can be made to jjurski@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3528.
Please RSVP one week prior to the pilgrimage.
Meet - in Madonna Hall using the glass doors for entrance.
Tea & Teach at All Good Things
Join us the third of every month at All Good Things for our "Tea and Teach" Sessions! Make and Take 3 Greeting Cards with Sr. Roselynn. Cost: $10.00.
  Friday, June 19
All Good Things - Art and Gifts Shop

For more information: jwhitmore@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3749.
To Register: www.allgoodthingsosf.org 
Sylvania Franciscan 2015 Raffle
Support the ministries of the Sisters. Buy a $25 raffle ticket and have a chance to win one of three prizes each month from now until December. Your donation will help support Sisters who minister in human services, social work, education, parish, and spiritual direction. Click here to print and mail or here to purchase tickets online.