Upcoming Events at Franciscan Ministries

There is a lot going on at our Franciscan Ministries communities! Take a look the events below.

Where is Your Path Leading You? – Spring Seminar Series

January 29, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm; Addolorata Villa

Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District is home to the largest, intact, early “motor colony” in the United States. Primarily located on south Michigan Avenue, it was designated as a Chicago landmark on December 13, 2000, and added to the US...

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I thought Medicare paid for that!

January 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - ; Franciscan Village

The current health care system is both confusing and ever-changing. This discussion will define and differentiate between insurance, Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicaid, and Long Term Care insurance; including what they do and do not cover. Dinner is provided.

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Where is Your Path Leading You? – Spring Seminar Series

February 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Addolorata Villa

Two By Hemingway This talk looks at two short stories, “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” and “The End of Something,” as examples of key Ernest Hemingway themes: life is a battlefield, everyone’s wounded, and the only response is grace under pressure. In addition, we’ll examine his...

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Where is Your Path Leading You? – Spring Seminar Series

February 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Addolorata Villa

Jane Adams: A Chicago Original Social work pioneer, author, organizer, and Nobel Prize winner, Jane Addams is best remembered for founding Hull House in Chicago, a “settlement house” that addressed the needs of Chicago’s poverty-stricken families. This course will trace her life, from her well-to-do...

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Where is Your Path Leading You? – Spring Seminar Series

March 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Addolorata Villa

Aaron Burr: The American Intrigue What became of Aaron Burr after the famous duel with Alexander Hamilton? He tried to reinvent himself in the West, as many Americans have done. Working as a high-ranking US army officer who was also a secret agent of Spain,...

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Where is Your Path Leading You? – Spring Seminar Series

March 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Addolorata Villa

Germany and Israel – Unlikely Friendship Fifty-five years ago Germany and Israel reluctantly entered into diplomatic relations. What at first glance seems to be a rather unlikely relationship–especially in light of the shared history— has evolved over time into a blossoming friendship and successful economic...

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Where is Your Path Leading You? – Spring Seminar Series

March 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm; Addolorata Villa

A Wee Bit About Bonnie Scotland Tour the vibrant and historic cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Then set out on a circle drive to discover Scotland’s starkly beautiful landscapes and rich culture at iconic sites like Roslyn Chapel, Loch Lomond, the Isle of Skye, Loch...

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Where is Your Path Leading You? – Spring Seminar Series

April 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Addolorata Villa

Germany’s Liquid Breads – The History of Beer! This year’s 100th anniversary of the Prohibition in the USA presents us with the perfect opportunity to hearken back to the legendary history of a revolutionary beverage that changed the world: beer, or more precise, German beer!...

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Where is Your Path Leading You? – Spring Seminar Series

April 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Addolorata Villa

The Roaring Twenties: Flappers, Cocktails & Model T Fords Few decades have seen such dramatic social and cultural changes as the 1920s. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of this tumultuous age with this illustrated lecture by historian Leslie Goddard. Using photographs, vintage advertisements,...

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