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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
419-824-3528 

jjurski@sistersosf.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Lourdes University Office of Mission & Ministry
Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 ◊ Noon -1:30 p.m.
St Joseph Hall Room 110 (Flasck Nursing Center)

All who study, live and minister on campus are invited to join us for a cool treat as we honor the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes.


The Sylvania Franciscan Village and Lourdes Lifelong Learning presents
TED Talks on Tuesdays:
Family, Hope and Resilience on the Migrant Trail

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 ◊ Noon - 1 p.m.
Franciscan Center Board Room / 6832 Convent Blvd.

Join us to watch and discuss this compelling TED Talk video. For the past 20 years, photographer and TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein has documented the migrant journey from Latin America to the United States, one of the largest transnational migrations in history. Sharing photos from his decade-long project “Shadow Lives USA,” Lowenstein takes us into the inner worlds of the families escaping poverty and violence in Central America, and pieces together the complex reasons people leave their homes in search of a better life. Feel free to bring your lunch; cookies and coffee provided.

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. For more information call 419-824-3707 or email lifelong@lourdes.edu.


The Sisters of St. Francis Present
Sister Gretchen’s Valentine Bake Sale
February 13th, 2020 ◊ 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Regina Conference Room

Pick up a treat for your Valentine! Offerings will include mini bread loves, candy, fudge, pretzels, small decorated cakes, decorated cut-out cookies and other cookie varieties.


Lourdes University Multicultural Services Office presents
Black History Month Celebration
February 27, 2020 ◊ 4:30 p.m.
Franciscan Center / 6832 Convent Blvd.

Join us for The Power Within Us: Acknowledging the Past, Recognizing the Present and Focusing on the Future, a Black History Month celebration that will include singing, dancing and a keynote address. Light appetizers provided.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tonya Colbert at tcolbert@lourdes.edu or by phone 419-824-3866.


The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents

SAVE THE DATE for Dinner and a Book
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 ◊ 5 - 7 p.m.
Regina Conference Room / 6832 Convent Blvd.

Connect with the community through a shared reading experience and dinner discussion of “The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine.” A Palestinian-American activist recalls his adolescence in Gaza during the Second Intifada, and how he made a strong commitment to peace in the face of devastating brutality in this moving, candid, and transformative memoir that reminds us of the importance of looking beyond prejudice, anger, and fear.

Stop by now to register and pick-up “The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine” at All Good Things Art & Gift Shop or the Sylvania Franciscan Village office, Regina Hall 107.

Cost: $15 includes book and dinner.  For more information contact: Amy Campbell at acampbell@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515.



Lourdes University Multicultural Services Office presents

Black History Month Celebration
February 27, 2020 ◊ 4:30 p.m.
Franciscan Center / 6832 Convent Blvd.

Join us for The Power Within Us: Acknowledging the Past, Recognizing the Present and Focusing on the Future, a Black History Month celebration that will include singing, dancing and a keynote address. Light appetizers provided.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tonya Colbert at tcolbert@lourdes.edu or by phone 419-824-3866.