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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!

  • Mary Arquette, the Outstanding Funraising Professional

  •                          The Portiuncula in Winter

  •           Sister Gretchen's Bake Sale was a success!

Share the Joy!
      Sponsor a family or individual!
Take an ornament from the Giving Tree in the Planetarium Lobby.
Return the UNWRAPPED gift WITH the ornament by December 4th to the Welcome Center.
For more information: 419-824-3861 or 3703 
Tasting & Talking About Wine!

Join the conversation & taste a variety of wines! Open to novice wine drinkers as well as those having some experience.

         Monday, November 24
                  6:30-8:30 pm
                Franciscan Center

Jim Krusinski, a certified Specialist of Wine, will be the instructor. He has taught many different wine courses to hundreds of students at Lourdes University for many years. 
Price: $60 for Lourdes Faculty and Staff
Call Lifelong Learning for more information: (ext. 3707)   

Advent Prayer Services
A Season of Hope... A Season of Light... Join the Sisters of St. Francis for Advent prayer services:
    Wednesday, December 3
    Wednesday, December 10
    Wednesday, December 17
            All at 7:00pm
     Queen of Peace Chapel

All are invited to a reception following the prayer services.

Advent Reflection
Join in reflection and liturgy with Father Bacik.
     Saturday, December 6, 2014
           3:00 - 5:00pm
       Queen of Peace Chapel

        Free & Open to all! 
A Celebration of Christmas with St. Francis
Come hear the story of how Francis enacted the first live Christmas at Greccio, Italy. For all families, young and old. Celebrate Christmas and enjoy a snack and each other!
             Sunday, December 7th
                2:00 - 3:30pm
Regina Hall Conference Room

Donation: $5.00
Make your reservation by December 4, 2014
 Sr. Joan Jurski
 jjurski@sistersosf.org or call 419-824-3528 
Lourdes University Christmas Concert
The Lourdes' Choirs and Guitar Ensemble with the Maumee Community Band invite you to the Seasonal Music of Joy, Hope & Peace!
    Sunday, December 7, 2014
     Franciscan Center Theatre

            Admission - Free!