May 12, 2021 – June 15, 2021 all-day

Sisters of St. Francis Campus Programs and Events 

for Late May – Mid June 2021

St. Francis Spirituality Center is prepared for a “gentle re-opening” the weekend of May 14-16, 2021!  Our staff is eager to welcome former and new guests to this “oasis of healing, reconciliation, and renewal.” Reservations are now available for 1 to 10 people at a time, for daytime use, or for 1 or 2 overnights.  Meals will be provided, but not in the main dining room. Be assured that all COVID protocols set by the state of Ohio, the Seneca County Health Department and the St. Francis Campus oversight committee will be followed.

For more information on protocols, availability or cost, contact the Center at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org .  Visit our website at www.franciscanretreats.org to discover programs and retreats which are still being offered through Zoom.


Seeds of Hope Farm Plant Sale, located on the St. Francis Campus at 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. Open from dawn to dusk, we offer a variety of chemical-free vegetables and flowers. $.50 per plant, cash only. Look for the farm stand outside on the left-hand side before you get to FELC. For more visit, www.felctiffin.org 


Spring is back and YOGA is back, too! Every Wednesday at 6:00pm-7:00pm at Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium, 190 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, located on the St. Francis Campus. Limit: 10 participants. Beginners are also welcome! Suggested Donation of $7/session. Call Sr. Paulette at 567-230-0220 to register.

Saturday, May 22 (9am-Noon) “Mary Magdalene: Maligned Mystic” A Virtual Oasis Day Mini-Retreat offered by St. Francis Spirituality Center. 


Renew your spirit as you discover a new kinship with a faithful disciple. Retreat Leader: Sister Edna Michel, OSF. Cost: $15. Register by May 19th by calling Jenifer at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org or online at www.franciscanretreats.org. Upon registering, you will be given directions for joining this retreat. Connect by 8:45am via Zoom.


Science Club Boxes are available each month at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center in Tiffin!



Boxes are geared towards kids ages 5-11, cost is $20/box. Scholarships are available upon request, limit of 3 per child. For questions, contact Samantha Busack at 419.448.7485.


The May Box featured is Salsa Garden and will be available on May 21st. Plant you own salsa garden with this garden themed box. Box includes tomato, pepper, onion, garlic, and cilantro seeds and garden designs for you to really dig in and get your hands dirty. After a few short weeks you will be able to harvest your produce and create your own fresh and healthy salsa! Deadline to order is May 12th. Order at https://felctiffin.org/2021-science-club-boxes/.

The June Box featured is Nature Art and will be available on June 18th. Art is everywhere in nature and with this box we will create our own masterpieces! By using natural items found in your backyard, you can create art as unique as yourself. This box explores a variety of mediums such as natural dyes, flower and plant stamping, air dry clay, and handmade tools. Deadline to order is June 9th. Order at https://felctiffin.org/2021-science-club-boxes/.

Sunday, June 20 (eve) – Sunday, June 27 (noon), 2021 A Week-Long Retreat “Nature’s Way: Healing and Revealing” offered by St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

Designed to be either an in-house retreat in SFSC, or via Zoom, or a retreat-in-a-box that you can make any time in your home or other favorite place.  Bring your need for nature’s revelation and restoration, especially in these difficult times.  This non-traditional retreat will include a morning prayer followed by a documentary video which will introduce you to some spectacularly beautiful places on earth.  You will be given a reflection guide as well as a recommended list of places to visit during the afternoon to soak in some local beauty, healing and revelation.  An optional sharing time and optional guided meditation will conclude the day, either back at the center, through Zoom, or on your own.  Facilitator: Sr. Edna Michel.   Cost:  in house, including meals, lodging, retreat: $490. Take-home retreat: $350. Minimum number for a group retreat: 5.   Register by June 7th for the group retreat at 419.443.1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org.


In-person Summer Camps offered at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.


Early Bird registration ends on May 1 and camps are limited in size. Camps are for children ages 5-12 years old. Register at www.felctiffin.org. Scholarships are available. For more details, visit our website or call 419.448.7485.


Every Thursday (7:00-8:30pm) Conversations about Faith by Zoom offered through St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

Conversations About Faith is an informal discussion where matters of faith can be freely discussed and explored. Participants bring their own topics of interest. Although the faith lens will be primarily Roman Catholic, all faith traditions are welcome. Conversations will be guided by Sister Edna Michel, OSF, M.A.(Theology) through Zoom. Free Will Offering.

For more info or to register: 419.443.1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org. When you register, you will receive directions for downloading Zoom and a FREE code to participate.


SpiritSpace Gallery & Gifts, located inside St. Francis Spirituality Center at 200 St. Francis Ave. in Tiffin, offer gifts, cards, and books that enhance the spiritual dimension of life. Sacramental gifts and cards for Baptisms, First Communion, Confirmation, and Holy Matrimony are available. The shop showcases Sister Jane Frances Omlor and Tina Mira’s pottery, as well as, woodworking by Chad Shock. All handicrafts and art pieces are original and made in the United States. The Naked Bee body products, Equal Exchange coffee, tea and chocolate along with Sun Blossom solar gifts are all best sellers.

Hours are by appointment only, due to COVID-19. Call Sr. Jane Omlor at 567-207-5393 to schedule an appointment. Check www.franciscanretreats.org for updated hours.


Community Garden Plots at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center on the St. Francis Campus in Tiffin.


Rent 20’x30’ plots ($100), 20’x15’ plots ($75) or mini plots 10’x15’ ($50). This includes use from May – October (weather permitting), and the FELC greenhouse. Plot fees will be waived for those who qualify for financial assistance. Visit www.felctiffin.org for guidelines or to download an application. Call 419.448.7485 for questions.


Save the Date for the 14th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala Hybrid Event on Friday, August 13, 2021 and support the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center.


Enjoy a delicious meal or gift card and some Gala festivities during our drive-thru event including live music, raffle drawings, online auction items and more! Tickets go on sale starting June 1st at www.felctiffin.org. Early bird special pricing offered until July 1st. Follow us on Facebook and watch for more updates on our Day of Giving & Gala Event pages.



Every Wednesday, (7:00-8:00pm) Conversations about Coping through COVID-19 using Zoom offered through St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

An informal opportunity to talk through the many challenges, losses, fears and questions brought on by the pandemic and gain support and help from peers.  Conversations facilitated by Sister Edna Michel.  Contact 419.443.1485 for more information or to receive Zoom access number.