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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 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
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Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •       Winter has officially arrived to Lourdes' Campus

  •    A prayer service honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • A candlelight procession followed the commemoration

  •     Sr. Barb and  Lourdes' students in Washington D.C.

S.A.V.E. Hosts Free Lecture

"Urban Farming Ministry" presented by Brian Ellis, Land Manafer at the
University Church on Hill Avenue. The presentation is sponsored by the
Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (S.A.V.E.) Inc., and the
Center for Science Education and the Environment (CSEE) at Lourdes University.
 Tuesday, January 27
 Franciscan Theater

For further information, please contact:
Sr. Rosine Sobczak 419-824-3691 or rsobczak@lourdes.edu

Have a Heart Restock Drive

The Franciscan Village's annual collection of hygiene items for local outreach centers is coming up during the first weeks of February.  We will be collecting things that cannot be purchased through the Food Stamp program such as toilet paper, shampoo, soap, etc.
Please start saving items now-especially bathroom tissue!

For more information: Click Here.

February 4-February 12, 2015

Dinner & Book

Like to read? Like to talk about what you've read? Join us! This year we're reading, Nickel and Dimed, by Ehrenreich.

Dinner & Discussion:
February 17, 2015

Cost: $10.00 includes book and dinner
You may pick up the book in All Good Things Gift Shop or Lourdes Hall Room 211

Mary of Nazareth: Woman of Grace

Presented by Sister Shannon Schrein. Our reflection together will consider Mary’s significance in our lives. The way that she lived serves as a model for us and will help us to grow in faith. We will consider her life in Nazareth, her biblical portrait and what the Church has come to know and believe about Mary of Nazareth, Mother of Jesus, sister, friend, prophet and disciple.

February 21, 2015
Regina Hall Conference Center

Lourdes Choirs Present Black History Month Celebration
The Annual Celebration of Black History Month includes guest choirs and the Alma Drum and Dance Ensemble. The Chorus and Good Company Ensemble are performing a montage of songs from Motown, The Musical which promises fun for all. Free and open to the public!
   Wednesday, February 25
Franciscan Center Theater
Sandy Hook Events March 10, 2015

Practitioners' Conference (CEU's)   
 Franciscan Center

Cost: Donation (suggested $20/person)
For more information: Click Here.

To register for the lunch conference:
Please send your name and phone number to alaroy@sistersosf.org

Community Event
Preventing Violence in Schools
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
   Franciscan Center

For more information: Click Here. 
Help Feed Homeless
Each Wednesday members of the Lourdes Campus Ministry gather to make sandwiches and dish out casseroles to distribute to Toledo homeless. Are you willing to make a casserole or donate supplies?
You may sign up at www.signupgenius.com.
Casseroles and other donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday at the San Damiano Ministry House.
Contact Laurie Knueven for any questions: