Sandy Hook Event:
Practitioners' Conference
To register for the lunch conference: Please send your name and phone number to alaroy@sistersosf.org
Donations will be collected at the event.
Evening Event:
Free and Open;No Registrations


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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!

  •    Over 1,800 rolls were donated to the Restock Drive!

  •       Bishop Thomas visited the Sisters of St. Francis

  •   Sylvania Schools & Lourdes will share a sport's field

  •     Lourdes' Annual Black History Month Celebration

  •    Live podcast of A Nun's Life Motherhouse Road Trip

  •       Winter looks beautiful on Lourdes' Campus

Come Pray With Us This Lent!
Join the Sisters during this, "Year of Consecrated Life," in prayer and reflection on Wednesdays during Lent:
  March 4, 11, 18, 25
All prayer services are at 7:00pm
  Queen of Peace Chapel

For further information, please contact: 419-824-3528 or jjurski@sistersosf.org 
S.A.V.E. Hosts Free Lecture

“Climate Change. What is it? Where is it now?” by Samuel Evans, Maumee High teacher and Volunteer in the Climate Reality Project.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
 Franciscan Theater

For further information, please contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak 419.824.3691 or rsobczak@lourdes.edu

Sandy Hook Events March 10, 2015

Practitioners' Conference (CEU's)   
 Franciscan Center

Cost: Donation (suggested $20/person)
For more information: Click Here.

To register for the lunch conference:
Please send your name and phone number to alaroy@sistersosf.org
Donations will be collected at the event.

Community Event
Preventing Violence in Schools
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
   Franciscan Center

For more information: Click Here. 
Wellness Lunch

 "Lifestyles of the Relaxed & Focused"
Join Cyd Laurel, MA, PCC-S, a professional clinical counselor at the Sophia Center, as she explains daily practices to help you enhance your focus and feeling of well being.
 Thursday, March 19
   12:00 - 1:00pm
Regina Hall Conference Room

Free & Open to all!
Bring your own lunch;Drinks & Dessert Provided!
For more information: Click Here.

Help Feed Homeless
Each Wednesday members of the Lourdes Campus Ministry gather to make sandwiches and dish out casseroles to distribute to Toledo homeless. Are you willing to make a casserole or donate supplies?
You may sign up at www.signupgenius.com.
Casseroles and other donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday at the San Damiano Ministry House.
Contact Laurie Knueven for any questions: