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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 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 mbuehrer@lourdes.edu
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Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •                       The First Big Snow on Campus

  • The Sisters' Centennial Celebration with Bishop Thomas

  • Village Members Bringing Christmas Spirit to Campus

  •          The Sisters Welcome Three New Associates

  •   Centennial Celebration Lunch in Rosary Care Center

2017 Have a Heart Restock Drive
Can you spare a square? The Franciscan Village’s 6th annual collection of hygiene items for local outreach centers begins the second week of January. Our goal is to collect 2000 rolls of toilet paper! Look for donation boxes across campus Other hygiene items and monetary donations are accepted.
Collection Days: January 9 -January 20, 2017 
Sisters of St. Francis Night
Lourdes University vs. Siena Heights Basketball
Women’s tip off at 6:00pm, Men to follow directly after! Sisters are  admitted free and are invited to join the fans in wearing red, white, or blue!
Wednesday, January 11
Ebeid Recreation Center

All Good Things Tea & Teach
Make and Take Valentine's Day Cards
Friday, January 13, 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $10.00
To RSVP or for more information: 419.824.3749
Sylvania Franciscan Peace Prayer
Join us as we recognize the Plight of the Refugee.
Tuesday, January 17, 4:00pm
Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel
MLK Day Celebrations: Open to the Public

Showing of the documentary 13th
Thursday, January 12, 7:00pm
Franciscan Center

The showing will be followed by a discussion.
For more information: 419.824.3861

Mass (Prayers for Peace, Justice, & Racial Harmony)
Monday, January 16, 8:30am
Queen of Peace Chapel

Poetry Slam: I Have A Dream
Thursday, January 19, 5:30-7:30pm
Ebeid Student Center

Lourdes University is  hosting Toledo Streets and Toledo Poetry Museum for this event. For more information: jlitten@lourdes.edu or 419.824.3708

Commemoration & Prayer Service
Monday January 23, 4:30pm

Lourdes Café in Mother Adelaide Hall
Office of Diversity & Multicultural Services  and the Sylvania Franciscan Village invite you to join us in honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
For more information: tcolbert@lourdes.edu or 419.824.3866

S.A.V.E. Lecture

“Greater Toledo Going Beyond Green: Our Path to Sustainability” By Melissa Green, Sustainability Coordinator, Toledo—Lucas County Sustainability Commission. All are welcome! For more information: save@lourdes.edu or 419-824-3691
Tuesday, January 24, 7:30-9:00pm
Franciscan Center