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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!

  •       Sr. Marie Andree celebrated her 3rd Retirement!

  •      Sisters & Faculty enjoyed the Leadership Lecture

  • Spring semester ends in less than a month for Lourdes

  •  Rosary Care Center enjoyed Poetry Day with Sr. Pat

  • Students also enjoyed hearing St. Pat recite her poetry

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 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.

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.
       April 25, 7:30pm
 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
Lourdes Theological Studies Department
Lourdes University Theological Studies Department Presents two special events with Brother Emile of Taize Community in France:
4th Annual Theology Department Colloquium
        Saturday, April 25, 10:00am
           Queen of Peace Chapel
33rd Annual Ecumenical Lecture
    Sunday, April 26, 3:00pm
     Queen of Peace Chapel 
An Uplifting Event

Universal Initiative Foundation, a Toledo based non-profit, is holding its 2nd annual fundraising event “It’s all about building.”
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    4:30pm - 9:00pm
 Pinnacle in Maumee

Universal Initiative Foundation is building a refuge “Institute of Hope” in Tabora, Tanzania to shelter and educate albino children who are being slaughtered for their body parts sold to witch doctors for magic potions. This year’s event will feature The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo, speaking about leadership, compassion and “It’s all about building”.
Richard Paat, M.D. of Maumee, the University of Toledo recipient of Missionary Doctor of the Year Award 2013, will speak about his recent mission to Tabora, Tanzania to provide free medical care.

Tickets are $ 65.00 per person or $ 585.00 for table of 10 and may be purchased at our parish office or online by secure Pay Pal at www.universalif.org.
For more information:
Call: 419-724-4770 or Email: uif.stiles@gmail.com