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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
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Welcome to our Franciscan Village Homepage!

  •                  Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

  •    The Sylvania Franciscan Village Models Reverence 


  •                                     Lourdes for Life!

  • Construction is coming along on the Recreation Center

Looking Ahead...

Annual Restock Drive

The Village Restock Drive will run from February 1-11th
Please start collecting any hygiene items now that can be donated!

Wellness Lunch

“Medication and Supplements: Some Do’s and Don'ts”
  Robert Calabrese, Pharmacist
  February 9, 12:00 – 1:00pm
  Regina Hall Conference Room

Free and open to the public! Bring your lunch; drinks and dessert provided

Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Women Mystics

Presented by the Sylvania Franciscan Sister Shannon Schrein
Saturday, February 13
Regina Hall Conference Room

RSVP by Feb. 6 to Sister Joan Jurski at jjurski@sistersosf.org or 419.824.3528
$20—payable at the door

Dinner and Book

You are invited to particpate in our Franciscan Village Dinner and Book discussion. This winter we will be reading Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Regina Hall Conference Room

Cost: $10.00 includes book and dinner

For more information Click Here.
RSVP: alaroy@sistersosf.org or 419.824.3515

Lenten Prayer Services

Wednesdays at 7:00pm
    February 17, 24
     March 2, 9, 16

Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel
6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

We are in the process of crocheting sleeping mats for the homeless made from plastic shopping bags and we need your help!

We are in need of:
- Plastic grocery bags! (clean with no holes)
- Folks who enjoy crocheting

For more information or if you would like to help, please contact Ashley LaRoy 419-824-3515