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  2017 Easter Season Lecture Series: 

                     The Holy Spirit and Contemporary Political Issues

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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!

  • Installing "Mary, the Immaculate Conception"

  •          Sister from RCC enjoying an afternoon treat

  •          Sr. Rachel enjoying time with Lourdes student.

  • Villagers attending the Premiere of Sultan & the Saint

Sisters of St. Francis Mini-Pilgrimage

June 15, 10 a.m.—Noon

Meet Sr. Joan Jurski at Madonna Hall
Cost: $20

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. 

RSVP:  Email jjurski@sistersosf.org or call 419-824-3528

Tea and Teach

Make & Take Needle-Felted Beads

Friday, June, 9, 1:00 p.m. -3:00 pm

Cost: $10.00

To RSVP or for more information: 419-824-3759

Appold Planetarium presents

The Great American Eclipse 2017

This show uses stunning visuals to explore solar and lunar eclipses and explains the geometry that creates these awesome inspiring sights. Watch the spectacle unfold from ideal locations on Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Learn how to safely watch this eclipse, which may be the most viewed total solar eclipse ever!  Family friendly!

Saturday, May 20th
7:30 pm
Appold Planetarium

Cost: $5 for adults; $4 for children 12 and under and members of the Lourdes community.
Reservations are recommended

Lourdes University Senior Student Art Exhibition
Featuring work of Maurice Knapp, Karina Middlebrooks and Tiffany Patridge
Exhibition runs through May 28th
Canticle Center
Free and open to the public