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Upcoming Lectures:

August 18 - Register online for his lecture on "Pope Francis and his Encyclical" Here.

September 9-10 - Father Bacik is offering a two day discussion on his book, Humble Confidence. To register online click Here.









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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.
      For more information:Click Here


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
Explore the many options on Lourdes campus: Here





Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •                          Sisters gather at EXCLAIM!

  •           Celebrating the Feast of the Portiuncula!

  •     Students volunteering in All Good Things Gift Shop

  •    Rosary Care Center held their Jubilee Celebration

  •          Srs. Alicia and Lenore Celebrate 75 years!

  • The Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center begins this fall!

  •     Example of the Sisters and their care for creation!

A Franciscan Lecture

“And the Word Became Flesh – A Franciscan Understanding of the Incarnation”
Fr. John Quigley, OFM, is a popular retreat director and leader of pilgrimages to Assisi and a gifted, charismatic speaker. Join him as he shares how the incarnation was always part of God’s plan for creation, as an expression of God’s love and God’s desire for authentic intimacy with us.
Wednesday, August 12
Regina Hall Conference Room

Free and Open to the Public!
RSVP: cboratyn@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3618

Laudato Sii

Praised Be: On the Care of the Common Home. Join us for an exploration of Pope Francis' new encyclical on the environment.
Thursday, August 13
Regina Hall Conference Room

Lunch Series

Enjoy a virtual tour from the comfort of your chair as Sr. Joan Jurski shares some of the history, shrines, artwork, and buildings of the beautiful Sisters of St. Francis/Lourdes University campus!
Tuesday, August 18
Regina Hall Conference Room

Free and Open to the Public
Bring your own lunch; drink and dessert will be provided!

Father Bacik Lecture
"The Encyclical on the Environment by Pope Francis:  Highlights, Responses, and Spiritual Applications." This lecture will summarize the major teachings of the Encyclical and suggest some practical applications.and his Encyclical on the Environment.
        Tuesday, August 18, 2015
          Franciscan Center

     Cost: $10 preregistered; $15 at door
     Register online: Here 
Mini Pilgrimage

During this Year of Consecrated Life you are invited to walk the journey of Francis and Clare on the campus of the Sisters. Mini-pilgrimages on the campus will share the story of St. Francis and St. Clare and the history of the Sisters.
Thursday, August 20


Donation: $15.00 (includes lunch) payable at the door
Reservations can be made to Sr. Joan Jurski
jjurski@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3528

Please RSVP one week prior to the pilgrimage!

Fall Semester

    Fall Semester Begins for Lourdes University
       August 24, 2015