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"Wasn't that service the most amazing experience? From the Imam's talk to the man who led the chants, I could feel, no I knew we are all worshiping the same God. I am forever changed by it. How did our groups get pulled so far apart, why have we learned to hate rather than love one another? What can be done to bring us all back together again? I'm filled with love for the people I worshiped with today."

- Text sent in October, 2017 by Bill F., a Christian member of the Christian Muslim Dialogue Group, after leaving Friday services at the Masjid Saad Mosque. As part of this eight-week dialogue, Christians are invited to participate in Muslim services and Muslims experience a Christian faith tradition. 

The Christian Muslim Dialogue group was inspired by the story of St. Francis of Assisi and his meeting with the Sultan of Egypt.   Email Sophia Lloyd, Director of the Sylvania Franciscan Village for more information: ssloyd@sistersosf.org


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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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Seeking some quiet time alone with God?

Two hermitages are located in the Sylvania Franciscan Village of the Sisters of St. Francis. These are self-contained one-room, one-bath dwellings reserved for those who would like the opportunity to sit with God in quiet contemplation.  The Heritages are open to the public per day or per week.

For more information call: 419-824-3611

All are welcome at the Regina Spirituality & Conference Center

First-class hotel comfort and beautiful surroundings right in downtown Sylvania  

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.

For more information go to the website or contact: 

Sister Joan Jurski, OSF


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Make & Take a Paper Bead Pendant Necklace

Friday, January 11, 1-3 p.m.
 All Good Things Art & Gifts Shop

Cost $10 | RSVP Required | For more information or to RSVP contact 419-824-3749 or allgoodthings@sistersosf.org


Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mass (Prayers for Peace, Justice & Racial Harmony)

Monday, January 21, 8 a.m.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

Prayer Service & Commemoration

Tuesday, January 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Ebeid Student Center

Join us for an ecumenical prayer service followed by a panel discussion on Martin Luther King, Jr., and his continued influence on society today. Light reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
For more information contact 419-824-3515 or lbertke@sistersosf.org.


Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (S.A.V.E.) Presents

Bringing the Quality Back into Water Quality: From Rain Gardens to Public Policy

 Tuesday, January 22, 7:30-9 p.m.
Franciscan Center

Guest lecturers are Kari Gerwin and Patekka Pope-Bannister. Gerwin is the Director of Water Quality Planning at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG). Pope-Bannister is the Commissioner of Plant Operations for the City of Toledo.
Free and open to the public. For more information call 419-824-3691 or email save@lourdes.edu.



Dinner and a Book

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5-7:30 p.m.
Regina Hall Conference Room

Connect with the community through this powerful shared reading experience. Stop by now to register and pick up your copy of the featured book, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas. Books are available at All Good Things Art & Gift Shop and Regina Hall #107.

$10 Includes dinner and the book. For more information and to RSVP for dinner contact lbertke@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515.