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Special Lecture: The President's Executive Order on Refugees and Immigrants: A Christian Perspective
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, Franciscan Center $10 to preregister, $15 walk-ins To register: click here
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 email@example.com 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
The Franciscan Village’s 6th annual collection of hygiene items for local outreach centers was a great success! Our goal was to collect 2000 rolls of toilet paper and we collected 3,711!
“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: email@example.com or 419-824-3691
Tuesday, January 24, 7:30-9:00pm
Welcome Sophia Lloyd as the new Director of the Sylvania Franciscan Village! Sophia brings with her a wealth of executive experience serving as Executive Director at Lucas County Job & Family Services in Toledo for the past two years. Prior to that, Sophia spent 15 years in the Chicago area serving in multiple Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer roles. Sophia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Toledo and a Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan. We are very excited about the energy, passion and vision that Sophia will bring to our Village.
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