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Fr. Jim Bacik's
2017 Easter Season Lecture Series:
The Holy Spirit and Contemporary Political Issues
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Sisters of St. Francis
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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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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 that as of spring 2015, organizations can reserve 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 Michelle Buehrer 419-517-8950 email@example.com
Explore the many options on Lourdes campus: Here
Villagers attending the Premiere of Sultan & the Saint
Sister from RCC enjoying an afternoon treat
Sr. Rachel enjoying time with Lourdes student.
Guest Speaker: Jeri Hansen Gard, Artist/Potter
Sunday, April 9
Franciscan Center Theatre
Reception immediately following presentation.
Free and open to the public!
“Friend of God—Brother of Creation”
The Sisters of St. Francis invite you to a presentation by Fr. John Quigley, OFM, retreat director and preacher from Cincinnati, Ohio. Father will examine the early life of Francis, his rejection of wealth and his loving relationship with all of creation.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (Earth Day)
Regina Conference Room
For more information contact: Sr. Joan Jurski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-250-8378
Healthy Food Choices on the Go
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12noon—1pm
Regina Hall Conference Room
Healthy lunch is provided
RSVP at: email@example.com
It seems hard to believe that 5 months has passed since my arrival at the Sylvania Franciscan Village. While I am still becoming acquainted with the various efforts and work of the Franciscan Village, one thing I have been able to take in quickly is the deep presence of St. Francis and Clare. Whether in the beauty of the grounds so tenderly cared for, or the beauty abound seen in art work throughout the buildings, the love of creation and all it stands for is very evident here. More so however, it is easy to take in the deeply felt sense of community encountered in all I’ve met -- those with a Franciscan heart, whether Sister, Partner in Ministry, Associate or Friend. All remains a welcoming newness, filled with an unfolding of exciting discoveries and I eagerly await all that has yet to be seen.
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