September 12, 2023 – September 30, 2023 all-day

Sisters of St. Francis Campus Programs and Events for September 2023


Tuesday, September 12, 19 & 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 (5:00-6:00pm) – Yoga Classes at St. Francis Spirituality Center (Lower Level), 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

Limited: 10 participants. Beginners are welcome. Suggested Donation of $7/ session. Call Sr. Paulette for Schroeder at 567-230-0220 to register.

Saturday, Sept. 16 (9:30 – 10:30am) Seeds of Joy Cooking Classes at Ralph’s Joy of Living, 33 N. Washington St., Tiffin.

Enjoy a cooking class using microgreens and vegetables from the Seeds of Hope Farm on the St. Francis Campus and olive oils from Ralph’s Joy of Living to create marinades, dressings and much more. Different ingredients will be used each time.  Cost: $20 per person.  Space is limited. Please RSVP by noon on Thursdays at 419-447-1051.



Thursday, September 28 (6:30-8:00pm) Gardening Program – Composting 101 at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

While developing and maintaining a composting system is important throughout the season, the fall is a great time of the year to collect some of the items that are useful for developing a great composting system. Come learn the basics of composting and how to maintain a compost pile for use in the spring on your garden.

Presenter: Sr. Rita Wienken, OSF, an organic farmer for 40 years and founder of FELC and Seeds of Hope Farm. Donations welcome. Registration required. For more info, call the FELC at 567-230-0050, or email sshafranek@felctiffin.org


Saturday, September 30 (9am-Noon) Oasis Day Mini Retreat “Deep River: The Spirituality of Howard Thurman” at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

This Mini-Retreat will be led by Tiffin Franciscan Associate, Dan Moulton who lives on the Marblehead Peninsula with his wife, Dia. A retired engineer, Dan holds a graduate Diploma in Christian Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary and leads seminars on great figures from Christian history for Lakeside Chautauqua.

Howard Thurman is known as a great 20th century mystic, and the moral anchor of the civil rights movement in America. Thurman’s thought and writings continue to speak powerfully to the human heart and the cause of social ethics. We will discuss the life, work, and writings of this remarkable man. The morning will consist of lecture and small group discussion, interspersed with time for reading and personal reflection.

In Person or Zoom. Cost: $15 retreat only or $27 retreat + noon meal.  Register by Sept. 22 at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org.