The Canticle Center, housed in the former Franciscan Academy building next to Sylvania Northview High School in Sylvania, opened in February. The Center will house classrooms, studios and the graduate school offices for Lourdes University and additional office space for the Sophia Center.
Lourdes University students will use this additional space in a variety of ways. The Canticle Center has art studios, music studios, a computer lab, student and staff lounges and a gym for intramural sports.
The Sophia Center is part of the Sylvania Franciscan Ministries, a group of programs that address the physical, mental and spiritual needs of individuals in Sylvania. The Sophia Center offers individual and group counseling, as well as educational testing. They will have a private, dedicated entrance to counseling rooms and group therapy rooms in the Canticle Center.
Both Lourdes University and the Sophia Center are sponsored ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, which was founded in 1916.