February 1, 2023 – February 28, 2023 all-day

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


Mardi Gras Hybrid Reverse Raffle Supports St. Francis Community on Friday, February 17th (6–10pm) at Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium, 190 St Francis Ave, Tiffin. 

Includes: Games of Chance – Traditional Cajun Cuisine & Drinks – Raffle Baskets – Online/Silent Auction. Online Auction kicks off on February 13th at noon and end at 8pm the night of the event. Cash Bar- 21 and over event.

Only 350 Reverse Raffle Tickets Available! For tickets, call 419-447-0435 or go to www.tiffinfranciscans.org. Ticket Options: $35 Reverse Raffle Ticket and Entry for $500 (not attending live event), $50 Reverse Raffle Ticket, 1 Dinner Ticket, Entry for $500 & Gift Card Tree (dinner or gift card available if unable to attend live event to Casa Express, Golden Crown or Fort Ball Pizza Palace). Over $5,000 in Prizes & Lots of “Lucky Loser” prizes including $200 for the 1st ticket out! Last Ticket: $2,000, 2nd to last: $1,000, 3rd to last: $550, 4th to last: $350, 5th to last: $150.

All tickets purchased will be entered into a drawing for $500 at the event. Need not be present to win. Deadline for reservations is February 7, 2023. 

Saturday, February 18 (10–11:30am) Starting Your Own Vegetable/Herb/Flower Seeds at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

Presenter: Sr. Rita Wienken, OSF, an organic farmer for 40 years and founder of FELC and Seeds of Hope Farm. Learn the basics of starting your favorite veggies, herbs, and flowers from seeds. From the right organic soil mixture to watering and lighting, come prepared to get your hands dirty in this hands-on active workshop. Additional program dates: Sat., 3/25, Sat. 4/29, Thurs., 5/25, Thurs., 8/24 and Thurs. 9/28.

Sign up for classes at the Tiffin Farmers’ Market and get a FREE bag of fresh herbs from FELC! Registration required. For more info, call the FELC at (419) 448-7485, or email sbusack@felctiffin.org. Donations welcome.

Science Days for Kids on Monday, February 20 for kids ages 6-10 years old at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

Theme: Lost on the High Seas. Life on the open sea is no easy task, are you up for the challenge? Send secret messages with flags, gain “knot-ical” knowledge, avoid common health traps on board, and of course play some sea-worth games.

Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm. Cost is $40.00. Email Samantha Busack at sbusack@felctiffin.org to register or call 419-448-7485, space is limited. Scholarships and sibling discounts available, please inquire upon registration for an application.

Tuesdays, Feb. 21, 28; Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28; Apr. 4, 11 (6:15-7:30pm) A Time to Grow: Lenten Lessons at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.  

Join the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and St. Francis Spirituality Center in a journey of faith through fertile soil, with prayer, activities, refreshments, and a book discussion! We will study Kara Eidson’s “A Time to Grow: Lenten Lessons from the Garden to the Table Participants should purchase their own copy of the book.  Register by Feb. 15th. Cost: $7 donation suggested per gathering. Contact (419)-443-1485, or peace@franciscanretreats.org or go online: www.franciscanretreats.org.



“Cultivating Unity Lenten Retreat” by Zoom offered through St. Francis Spirituality Center in Tiffin. 


Transforming Families and Organizations with Contemplative Practices. A 4-session virtual retreat facilitated by healing divisions.

  • Develop our ability to find healing in strained relationships
  • Grow in self-knowledge
  • Deepen our formal or informal ministerial abilities
  • Enhance our capacity to connect with others who see the world differently and reduce polarization
  • Deepen sense of connective community in our fellowship

Facilitator: Ben Anderson, M.Div., BCC. As a healthcare mission integration executive, chaplain, and spiritual director, Brent has created and facilitated seminars on dialogue techniques, conflict resolution, resilience, and broader leadership training for thousands of educators, physicians, nurses, church leaders, and parishioners.

Option 1: Sunday Sessions – February 26; March 5, 12, 26 (4:30PM – 6:30PM)             Option 2: Monday Sessions – February 27; March 6, 13, 27 (11:00AM – 1:00PM)

Cost: $125 (sliding scale available), includes a 45 minute 1:1 session with the facilitator. For registration and more information, visit www.franciscanretreats.org

Saturday, March 4 (9:00am – 12:00pm) An Oasis Day Mini Retreat – Celtic Spirituality: Navigating Through Your “Thin Places” sponsored by St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

Through visuals, poetry, and music, Sr. Jane Frances Omlor, OSF explores the “thin places” in Irish mythology.

In-Person or Zoom. $15 retreat only, $27 retreat + noon meal. Register by Feb. 24th. Contact Jenifer Smith at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org or register online at www.franciscanretreats.org. Please indicate if attendance will be in-person or virtual.