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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
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Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •   The 100,000 Meals Outreach program was successful!

  •         Sr. Barb Vano was interviewed by 13abc News

  •    Over 60,000 meals were packaged and distributed

  •   New kiosks containing maps are located on campus

Easter Bake & Craft Sale
Cookies, Cakes, Breads, Pies & various candies perfect for Easter baskets!
 Friday, March 27
Regina Conference Room
For more information: Click Here. 
Appold Planetarium Presents: Hubble@25
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope, the Lourdes University Appold Planetarium presents Hubble@25. The show traces the evolution of the telescope that led to the single most productive scientific instrument ever built and other milestone space missions.
   Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
March 28 & April 11 and 25
 The Appold Planetarium - Mother Adelaide Hall at Lourdes University
 $5 for adults
 $4 for children under 12 and Lourdes student with ID
For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium coordinator, by email planetarium@lourdes.edu or phone at 419-517-8897. www.lourdes.edu/planetarium
Franciscan Chair Lecture

Clare, Agnes, and Leadership Shaped by Suffering
This year's lecture by Dr. Baumgartner examines the 13th century followers of St. Francis -  St. Clare of Assisi and St. Agnes of Prague - and the self-imposed suffering they pursued.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Regina Hall Conference Room

The lecture is free and open to the public!
For more information: Click Here or visit www.lourdes.edu/franciscanintegration

Fr. Jim Bacik's April Lecture Series

We are accustomed to making the six weeks of Lent a time of spiritual growth and preparation for Easter. The seven weeks from Easter to Pentecost provides another opportunity for spiritual development by reflecting on the significance of the Resurrection for our daily lives. Each of the four lectures will examine the distinctive approach of one of the four evangelists.
   Wednesday, April 8 (5:30-7:00pm)
   The Resurrection  according to Mark

   Wednesday, April 15 (5:30-7:00pm)
   The Resurrection according to Matthew

   Wednesday, April 22 (5:30-7:00pm)
   The Resurrection according to Luke

   Wednesday, April 29 (5:30-7:00pm)
   The Resurrection according to John

*All lectures will be held in the Queen of Peace Chapel*
Cost: $35 for series; $10 individual preregistered; or $15 walk-in's
To Register Online: Click Here.

Poetry Day
Sister Patricia Schnapp, RSM, longtime English Professor at Siena Heights University and published author and poet, will be on campus to visit classes, read poems, and sign books.
        Monday, April 13, 2015
Poetry Reading - 1:00 - Evergreen Room, RCC
Book Signing - 2:00 - All Good Things Shop
Poetry Reading 3:00 - Ebeid Center
         All are welcome!
For more information:
419-824-3533 or jdoyle@sistersosf.org
419-517-8880 or kbeutel@lourdes.edu 
Whole Person Living Through Engaged Wellness

William Baun, Wellness Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas is Past President of the National Wellness Institute and past Chair of the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Task Group. He has many publications including his latest book, Healthy Women at Work, written with Georgia Thomas, MD. He also brings his personal journey as a survivor of 4th stage cancer. Baun will explore the relationship between wellness and living a life of: happiness, engagement, meaning, and faith.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Franciscan Center

Free & Open to the public!

Information: jdoyle@sistersosf.org or 419-824-3533

Wellness Day
Following William Baun's lecture, exhibits will be displayed in the Welcome Center as part of the Wellness Day Fair! ~Tour a "Green" home, Learn CPR, Labyrinths for meditation, Sample organic food, Check your blood pressure, Note tips for Social Health, & Much Much More!~
Thursday, April 16, 2015
    Welcome Center

    Free and Open to all!
Get a chance to win a $100 Amazon card for coming!