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Looking for a week long retreat? Join us…



Clare of Assisi: Standing Tall in Truth                                                               

Gaze upon Him, consider Him, contemplate Him, as you desire to imitate Him.       Clare of Assisi

Gaze upon Him,
consider Him,
contemplate Him, as you desire to imitate Him. Clare of Assisi

Directors:  Sr. Patricia Froning, OSF and Sr. Roberta Doneth, OSF

Experience Clare of Assisi as the strong woman of prayer she was. Reflect on her spirituality as well as her influence on shaping a new form of religious life. She has much to say to us in the 21st. century.

This retreat includes a morning conference and  evening prayer/ritual.  The evening prayer introduces the theme for the following day. The rest of the day is for prayer, reflecting, reading walking, and resting.

Sunday evening, August 10th - Saturday Morning, August 16th, 2014

Cost $450   Commuter:  $300

Can’t be with us the whole week? Try a few days!

Sunday evening meal (August 10: 5:00 pm) to Tuesday Noon meal (August 12)…$165

               commuter $100

Tuesday evening meal (August 12: 5:00 pm) to Thursday Noon meal (August 14)…$165

               commuter $100

Thursday evening meal (August 14: 5:00 pm) to Saturday am brunch (August 16)…$165

             commuter  $100

To register or inquire call Jenifer at 419. 443. 1485 or email her at

Sister Kathy Duffy, SSJ










“In action I adhere to the creative power of God; I coincide with it; I become not only its instrument but its living extension…I merge myself, in a sense, through my heart, with the very heart of God” (The Divine Mileau 62-63)

Saturday afternoon, April 5th was a wonderful presentation and conversation with Sister Kathy Duffy, SSJ, as she shared a portion of the vision of Telhard de Chardin. Sister Kathy is a professor of physics at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and the author of Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution.




SFC Summer 2014 Magazine 

2014 Summer Magazine

Previous Publications:

2013 Annual Report Fall 2013 | Summer 2013 

The Mural Sr. Jane Made

The final step to Making the Francis and Clare Mural a reality. You must visit the Center and go to the lower level, outside of the Kitchen and gaze in amazement! Sr. Jane, you have outdone yourself!


Praying for those who have come or will be coming to the Spirituality Center is something we take very seriously. We also include our partners in mission. The Sisters of St. Francis are a large part of this ministry. For many sisters, prayer is a full-time ministry. We welcome the opportunity to support your needs. If you have a specific prayer request you would like us to include in our intentions, please submit the form below.

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St. Francis Campus Calendar

What are people saying about us?

Hospitality of the sisters here and the beauty of the grounds make this a sacred Space.  S Margaret Scanlan, Columbus, OH

I really enjoyed socializing with the sisters at meal times. Your hospitality is superior! Regina, Columbus, OH

The beautiful grounds, superb hospitality and total environment were conducive to a great retreat. Sr. Mary Catherine, Amherst, NY

We’ll be back! Rev. Roy Pheuman

Very enjoyable. Sr. Paulette is sweet and knowledgeable. anonymous

Pleasant, nice atmosphere. Glad I came. Betty Eshleman, Clyde, OH

Very calm and away from the normal routine. Pat Bowers, Tiffin

I will be in touch to visit or bring my women’s Bible study group.
Phyllis, Toledo, OH

Extremely kind and friendly. Andrea Bartson, Burgoon, OH

God bless you for letting us come here! You truly exhibit the gift of hospitality
Penny Buchko, Brighten MI

Wonderful, quiet places for quiet meditation, reading and thinking. Spaces are clean and attractive.
Diana Winebar, Findlay

The leaders were excellent and used top resources. The booklets prepared were A+. Julie

Everyone went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable, had what we needed and BEST OF ALL a place of quiet and stillness.
Ritamarie Miller

I enjoyed the way the day was scheduled. There was enough time to walk around
and enjoy the lovely grounds. I felt very rested most of the time.
Janet Pajk

I enjoyed walking around the grounds. It was very a very peaceful weekend.

Doris Stivan

Everything was lovely. The hospitality was excellent.

Josie Setzler

The aura of peace there always leaves me refreshed.

Joni Capes

The grounds are beautiful….great for walking, relaxing and celebrating God!
C Wrasman

“It was a wonderful week end as always. I thank you both so much for all the help and making our weekend great.  The ladies were all very happy with the whole week end. It was a general consensus that the grounds are beautiful and spiritual and a very welcoming atmosphere.”

Lane L

I really enjoyed the retreat – it was different. Just wonderful! You always make everyone feel at home.”


“The experience was most enjoyable and I look forward to coming again!”


This place is wonderful – thank you for providing an amazingly peaceful, restful place!”

J Sullivan

For me this retreat was once AGAIN just what I needed – I feel refreshed, invigorated and ready!