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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!

  • Villagers attending the Premiere of Sultan & the Saint

  •          Sister from RCC enjoying an afternoon treat

  •          Sr. Rachel enjoying time with Lourdes student.

Sister Gretchen's Easter Bake Sale
Assorted Easter candies for baskets, Easter frosted cut-outs, cookies, polish coffee cakes, raffle, and many other goodies.
Friday, April 7   9:30a.m. -6:00pm          Regina Hall Conference Room 
Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Lecture Series 2017

Guest Speaker: Jeri Hansen Gard, Artist/Potter

Sunday, April 9
Franciscan Center Theatre

Reception immediately following presentation.
Free and open to the public!

Life Long Learning Center
Lighthouses Along the Rivers of Steel
Friday, April 21, 2017 
9:15 a.m.—11am
Franciscan Center

For more information contact: lifelong@lourdes.edu 
Francis of Assisi

“Friend of God—Brother of Creation”
The Sisters of St. Francis invite you to a presentation by Fr. John Quigley, OFM, retreat director and preacher from Cincinnati, Ohio. Father will examine the early life of Francis, his rejection of wealth and his loving relationship with all of creation.

Saturday, April 22, 2017  (Earth Day)
Regina Conference Room

Cost: $20
For more information contact: Sr. Joan Jurski at jjurski@sistersosf.org or 419-250-8378

Wellness Luncheon Series

Healthy Food Choices on the Go
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12noon—1pm
Regina Hall Conference Room

Healthy lunch is provided
RSVP at: sfvillage1@sistersosf.org