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Upcoming Lectures:

October 5 - Book Discussion on Chapter 5 of Humble Confidence. To register online click Here.

October 19 - Pope Francis: Reflections on His Visit to the United States. To register online click Here.











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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
Explore the many options on Lourdes campus: Here





Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •     Sisters supporting Lourdes at Celebrity Wait Night

  •    Students take residents for a walk around campus

  •      Sisters and residents enjoyed a barbeque outside

  •    Sisters enjoyed the tour of the mid-campus area!

  •    Sisters gather for Prayer for the Care of Creation

Father Bacik Book Discussion
Join Fr. Bacik for a brief presentation and discussion of Chapter 5 of his book: Humble Confidence.
 Monday, October 5, 5:30-7:00
     Franciscan Center
Cost:  $10.00; No preregistration needed.
To Register Online: Click Here. 
Wellness Lunch

Grieving Our Losses To Be Open to Life: This session will address aspects of loss and grief and offer practical strategies to move through the grieving process. Free and Open to all; Bring your lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided.

Sr. Sharon Pollnow, Social Worker at the Sophia Center

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Regina Hall Conference Room

Steps on the Road to Home Ownership
Ever think about owning your own home? Join us to learn the steps needed to prepare for buying a house including knowing your rights, home buying programs, available grants and loans and much more!
Free and Open to the Public!  
Eunice Glover, Housing Counselor, NODA
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Regina Hall Conference Room

Lourdes Lifelong Learning Lecture
Interstate Construction in Northwest Ohio: How ODOT is Improving our Highway System
Ohio Department of Transportation’s Public Information Officer Theresa Pollick
Free for members and first-time visitors!
Friday, October 16, 2015
Franciscan Center