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 Saturday, December 17 - Advent Reflection
3:00-5:00pm, Franciscan Center

To register online: Click Here.




Upcoming Event: Dinner and Book
Join us by connecting the community through a shared reading experience! This winter we will be reading Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. We will have our one time discussion on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 5:00-7:30pm. For more information or to pick up a book, please contact alaroy@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515.



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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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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 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 Michelle Buehrer  419-517-8950 mbuehrer@lourdes.edu
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Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •       Students Volunteering with the Labre Project

  •     Sisters Showing Their Support of #GivingTuesday

  •           Rosary Care Center Enjoying Thanksgiving

  •          The Sisters Welcome Three New Associates

  •     Students participating in Service Learning Projects

Advent: A Morning of Quiet and Reflection
Join us for a peaceful time to pray, read, write Christmas cards, remember the homeless with a Christmas Card, and share memories of childhood Advents. Donation: $5.00. RSVP to jjurski@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3528
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
10:00am-Noon—Regina Hall Conference Room
Santa Visits The Village
Santa and carolers will be starting in Lourdes café at noon and making their way to Rosary Care Center by 1:30pm. Join in the Christmas Spirit and enjoy Christmas cookies!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Santa, St. Francis, and the Animals
The festivities include a reading by Santa and an opportunity to interact with various small animals. Crafts, cookies, and additional fun activities are planned. The event is free and open to the public; and is designed for children from toddler age through 6th grade. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of cat and/or dog food to benefit Humane Ohio.
Saturday, December 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Canticle Center
For more information: rsobczak@lourdes.edu or 419-824-3691
Advent With Francis
We extend an invitation to all who want to support Bethany House. The Sisters’ Associates will be the sponsors of this event. A simple meal will be served; fee is $10.00. For more information: rhumbert@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3610
Sunday, December 11, 3:00-5:00pm
St. Joseph Hall—Room 110

Advent 2016
You are invited to join the Sisters of St. Francis for Advent Prayer.
Wednesdays: December 14, 21—7:00-8:00pm
Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel
Fr. Bacik Advent Reflection
Saturday, December 17, 3:00pm, Franciscan Center
Fr. Bacik will offer an Advent Reflection on the virtue of mercy, drawing on the suggestions of Pope Francis. The reflection will be followed by Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent ending no later than 5:00 p.m. Cost: $10 preregistered; $15 walk-ins.
To register: alaroy@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515
Christmas Eve Liturgy
December 24, 2016
Queen of Peace Chapel
Christmas Day Liturgy
December 25, 2016
Queen of Peace Chapel