In line with their founder, Franciscans are known as the biggest proponents of Catholic ecology, but the Sisters of St. Francis in Tiffin, Ohio, take things to another level. They do this in simple, daily ways—for instance, by composting food, using energy efficient electronics and vehicles, and growing much of the produce they eat in their own gardens. But they also go to great lengths to educate others about the principles of Catholic ecology, its connection to the broader faith, and its critical importance today.
This month, Dennis Sadowski from the Catholic News Service came out to do a story on the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center. The story was posted on the Catholic Review and is available here. You can also see the video below.
Watch Sister Jane Omlor explain the straw bale house, wind turbine and solar array in a recent interview with the Catholic News Service. If you are interested in visiting the house and getting a tour, please call Sr. Jane at 567.207.5393. Tours are also available without appointment on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm.
This video shows one of FELC’s school science programs in action, with students getting to participate in hands-on learning.
Click the links below to see the slideshow of this fun program:
FELC has a number of school programs which are available in our center or at any local school. To learn more about this school program please visit the link to our school programs page. This will give you the opportunity to view our programs for all grade levels and select one that would be best for your school. All of our school programs align with state curriculum and are taught by an experienced teacher.