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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 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!

  •             November on the Motherhouse Grounds

  •    Four New Associates Join the Sylvania Franciscans

  •      Rosary Care Residents Enjoyed Trick-Or-Treating

  •                             Sustainability Day 2015

  •                          2015 Homecoming Dance

  •     Sister Ann Carmen Joining Students for Dinner

  •    Lourdes Alumnus Fr. George Presiding at Lourdes


Thanksgiving Eve Liturgy
Wednesday, November 25
   Queen of Peace Chapel

All Good Things Craft Show

1st Annual Craft Show! All of the proceeds will benefit the Bethany House.
Saturday, November 28
10:00am-4:00pm in Regina Conference Room

For more information, call 419.824.3749

Advent Prayer

Wednesdays: December 2, 9, 16
            7:00 p.m.
   Queen of Peace Chapel

A simple reception will follow—Sponsored by the Associates

*An Advent Prayer will also be held on December 3 at 10 a.m.*

Lourdes University Giving Tree
Help Spread the Joy of Christmas to needy families by choosing an ornament from the Giving Tree near the Planetarium Lobby in Mother Adelaide Hall.
Gifts (unwrapped) are due back to Lourdes Welcome Center by Dec. 3
Santa Visits the Sylvania Franciscan Village
Santa and carolers will be starting in Rosary Care Center and making their way to Lourdes Cafeteria. Join in the Christmas Spirit and enjoy Christmas cookies!
     Thursday, December 3

Sharing the Spirit
December 3rd
Our annual Christmas buffet, caroling and tree lighting event.
4:30 – 6:00 pm at the Franciscan Center 
Father Bacik Advent Reflection
"Cultivating a Spirit of Forbearance"
   December 5, 3:00-5:00pm 
        Franciscan Center

$10 preregistered; $15 at door
To register online: Click Here. 
Mystery of the Christmas Star

Fridays Dec. 4, 11, 18
Saturdays Dec. 5, 12, 19
    7:30 p.m.
Appold Planetarium

Admissions: $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under

For more information: 419-517-8897 or planetarium@lourdes.edu

Launch of the Sylvania Franciscan Centennial
As we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we also give thanks as we begin the 100th year of the founding of the Sylvania Franciscans.
Tuesday, December 8
        4:30 p.m.
Queen of Peace Chapel

Santa, St. Francis, and the Animals
The festivities include a reading by Santa and an opportunity to interact with various small animals and critters. Crafts, cookies and additional fun activities are planned. The event is free and open to the public; and is designed for children from toddler age through 6th grade.
Saturday, December 12
   2:00-4:00 p.m.  
  Canticle Center

For further information: 419-824-3691 or robczak@lourdes.edu
Christmas Liturgies

Christmas Eve Liturgy
December 24, 4:30pm
Queen of Peace Chapel

Christmas Day Liturgy
December 25, 9:00am
Queen of Peace Chapel

  All are Welcome!