Summer Offerings for 2016:
Lifelong Learning
Science & Art Camps


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 Lecture Series on Morality
Monday, June 28 - Bernard Haring on the Dangers of Legalism
Tuesday, July 19 - Charles Curran on Birth Control
Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Karl Rahner on Existential Ethics
       5:30-7:00pm in the Franciscan Center

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To register online: Click Here


Annual Karl Rahner Lecture
Fr. Stephen Bevans will be presenting, “The Spirit Moving Over the Great Deep: The World’s Thirsts, Our Response.”  The lecture will reflect on how the Holy Spirit, moving over the chaotic waters of our lives, calls forth the thirsts of the world in a movement of grace.
Thursday, June 2, 5:30-7:00pm
     Franciscan Center 

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.
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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 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!

  •      The Blessing of Rosary Care Center Prayer Garden

  •           SFV Members Serving Hot Fudge Sundaes

  •     RCC Residents enjoying the Prayer Garden & Patio

  •                           Cakewalkin' Jazz Band


  •    The Sisters' New Leadership Team for 2016-2020

Karl Rahner Lecture

Fr. Stephen Bevans will be presenting the Fourth Annual Karl Rahner Lecture in Honor of the Reverend James J. Bacik titled, “The Spirit Moving Over the Great Deep: The World’s Thirsts, Our Response.”  The lecture will reflect on how the Holy Spirit, moving over the chaotic waters of our lives, calls forth the thirsts of the world in a movement of grace.
Cost: $10 preregistered; $15 walk-ins.
Thursday, June 2, 5:30-7:00pm
     Franciscan Center

To register online: Click Here
For more information: alaroy@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3515

Scrapbooking/Crafting Fundraiser

Call your friends to come have some fun as you join us for a day of friendship, fellowship, scrapbooking, card making, or your favorite crafting project! Proceeds benefit the Haiti Project in Pestel.
Cost: $35 and includes: help hauling your supplies to and from your car, lunch, dinner, & snacks, 4 feet of table space, and supplies/card making tools available for your use.
*The first 20 registrants will be entered into a drawing for a prize*

For more information and for registration, contact Sr. Roselynn at 419.824.3610 or rhumbert@sistersosf.org

Lourdes University Summer Science Camps
“Extreme Science” June 6-10 9am-12pm
Explore the world from nanoscale to space. Have fun with polymers, colors, 3-D printing, and more! Grades 5-8 (Fall 2016).
For more information, please contact Jenny Gagne, 419-824-3909 or jgagne@lourdes.edu 
Mini Campus Pilgrimage
Come walk among the sites that transport us to the world of Francis and Clare. The pilgrimage includes history, prayer, and reflection. Cost: $20 (includes lunch).
Thursday, June 9, 10:00am-12:30pm
RSVP required. 419-824-3528 or jjurksi@sistersosf.org
Learn the Art of Ceramics
Beginners & Beyond
June 5-July 17 or July 24-August 28

Designed with the beginner in mind, but also for the more experiences. Cost: $110.00. Click Here to learn about more summer offerings.
For more information: 419-824-3685 or eszavuly@lourdes.edu 
Lourdes Lifelong Learning: Niagara Falls Excursion
Join us for a fun opportunity to experience the magic of live theater and the majesty of Niagara Falls on a 3 day/2 night trip from June 15-17, 2016. Participants will travel to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and stay in a hotel directly on the waterfront. Two professional theater productions are included as well as two dinners at gourmet restaurants and a guided tour of Niagara Falls, Floral Clock & Whirlpool, and more! Cost: $699 / $889 per person double/single occupancy for Lifelong Learning members. $719 / $909 per person double/single occupancy for non-members. To reserve your trip, visit www.lourdes.edu/lifelong or phone 419-824-3707. 
Wellness Lunch: "The Power of Gratitude"
Join Wendy Nathan as she talks about the powerful effect of gratitude and how engaging in it has far reaches for our mental health.
Thursday, June 16, 12:00-1:00pm
Regina Hall Conference Room

Bring your lunch, drinks and dessert will be provided 
Reflection on "The Joy of Love" From Pope Francis
Presented by Sr. Eve Marie Korzym, OSF. Come experience Lectio Divina, a reading and reflection on the chapter, “Love and the Family” from the Pope’s exhortation, “The Joy of Love.”  Donation: $10.00.
Wednesday, June 22, 10:00am-Noon
RSVP by June 15 to jjurski@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3528 
Father Bacik Morality Lecture Series
“Bernard Haring on the Dangers of Legalism”
June 28, 5:30-7:00pm, Franciscan Center
Haring was a pioneer in the renewal of Catholic moral theology in the 20th Century. This lecture will explore his conviction that the moral life is not about keeping rules but responding wholeheartedly to Christ’s call. Cost: $10 each preregistered; $15 walk-in’s.
To register online: Click Here or call 419-824-3515