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Upcoming Fr. Jim Bacik Lectures

Thursday, July 12: Pope Francis and His Critics on Clergy Sex Abuse

Lectures are held at the Franciscan Center from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


"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


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Summer Card Making

Friday, July 6, 1-3 p.m.
Regina Hall Conference Room
Cost $10  |  RSVP required: 419-824-3749 or allgoodthings@sistersosf.org

Make and Take an Origami Wreath

Friday, July 13, 1-3 p.m.
Regina Hall Conference Room
Cost $12  |  RSVP required: 419-824-3749 or allgoodthings@sistersosf.org


Graduate School Open House

Wednesday, July 18, 6-8 p.m.
Canticle Center, 5335 Silica Dr., Sylvania

An opportunity to talk with current graduate students, alumni and faculty and learn about master's degree and certificate programs. For more information and to RSVP visit www.lourdes.edu/graduate-admissions/ or email gradadmit@lourdes.edu.


Lourdes University Presents:

2018 Summer Science Camp

Keep the kids busy and engaged in a week filled with WOW - the Wonders of Water! Presented by the Lourdes University Center for Science Education and the Environment (CSEE) and the Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences and the Department of Education.

Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29

12:45 to 3:45 p.m. daily - $110 per camper

Designed for students entering grades five through eight.

Space is limited – RSVP Now

All campers receive a T-shirt. Limited scholarships are available. For more information or to RSVP, contact Holli Bone at hbone@lourdes.edu or 419-824-3909.


Pope Francis and His Critics on Clergy Sex Abuse

Thursday, July 12, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Franciscan Center Theater, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania

Father Jim Bacik will offer an examination of the way Pope Francis has handled the scandal he inherited; his initial efforts blocked by the Curia; his misreading of the situation in Chile; his apology to victims; and his efforts to hold bishops accountable.

Tickets: $10 reserved; $15 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Laurie Bertke at lbertke@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515 and leave a message with your name and the number of tickets requested. Tickets may also be purchased online here.