Enjoy tranquil spaces for prayer and reflection.


Regina Spirituality Center

Regina Spirituality Center

Nestled in a tranquil, 89-acre setting among pine trees, shrines, and a prayer garden, the Regina Spirituality & Conference Center is a place for people from all walks of life; ideal for prayer, personal development and educational formation.

The Regina Center is designed for:

  • Retreats; group or individual
  • Ecumenical group meetings or prayer services
  • Workshops
  • School, parish, or organizational strategic planning
  • Business meetings


  • Numerous shrines dedicated to St. Francis
    and St. Clare
  • Walking paths
  • Canticle of Praise Prayer Garden with Stations of the Cross, pond, and places for reflection
  • Portiuncula Chapel, small chapel modeled after the original in Assisi, Italy
  • Queen of Peace Chapel
  • Daily Eucharist options

The Center offers the following amenities:

Private living space

  • 21 sleeping rooms, 15 with full bathrooms, 6 with half; one ADA compliant
  • Two kitchens; one full, one kitchenette
  • Two dining and sitting areas with TVs
  • Small meeting room with computer
  • Prayer room
  • Laundry room
  • $55/night/person

Conference Room

  • Seating for 50
  • High speed Internet access
  • LCD projector
  • 6’ flat-screen color monitor
  • VHS/DVD player
  • Conference phones
  • WebEx Meeting software
  • Video recording capabilities
  • $125/day

Dining Options

  • Prepare your own meals.
  • Lourdes University and Rosary Care Center dining rooms offer a variety of meal options.

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The Hermitages


Are you looking for a place of quiet for prayer and reflection? The Hermitages of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania offer an opportunity to get away, be still and know that God loves you infinitely. In the spirit of St. Francis, the Hermitages provide a setting for contemplation and renewal.

Nestled among the pine trees on the beautiful 89-acres of the Sylvania Franciscan Sisters’ campus, one can find peace and tranquility in the surrounding beauty of nature.  The Hermitages are located just minutes from Toledo, Ohio, north of I-475 and west of I-23. The two Hermitages are identical, full service, one-room log homes built by the Amish in 1998.

La Verna, named after the Italian city where St. Francis received the stigmata, and San Damiano, named after a church near Assisi, Italy, where St. Francis heard the call of God, are identical, full service log hermitages built by the Amish in 1998.

Open year round, each includes:

  • Complete kitchen with stove, microwave
    and refrigerator.
  • Sitting area with easy chair, desk and lamps.
  • Sleeping area with double bed, dresser, chair and nightstand (linens provided).
  • Bathroom with shower (towels provided).
  • Screened porch and swing.
  • Heated by a gas-log stove or central furnace and cooled by air conditioning and fans.
  • One cabin (La Verna) is handicap accessible.

The grounds offer a variety of prayerful stations to enhance your contemplative stay:

  • Canticle of Praise Prayer Garden with walking paths, a pond, Stations of the Cross, Isaac’s Altar, and benches for resting.
  • Portiuncula Chapel (Little portion)—a small chapel modeled after the 12th century chapel that Francis often used; separate reading room attached.
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel
  • Numerous shrines amid the walking paths.
  • Length of stay can be as short as one day or as long as seven.  Extended stays can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.

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