About Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning is an exciting educational program at Lourdes. Open to all interested men and women, the only requirement for participation is an interest in ongoing learning. Participants enjoy:

  • Classes in a wide variety of academic subjects
  • Day Trips of educational interest
  • Monthly Lectures featuring outstanding speakers, held on the third Friday of each month from September through May
  • Hot Topics that explore current events and include lunch with a lively discussion

All classes are offered for the sheer joy of learning with no tests, exams, or grades. Lifelong Learning classes are taught by Lourdes instructors and members of the community with enthusiasm for sharing their expertise. Class prices vary according the length of the class.

Fall Kickoff:
A Discussion of Current Affairs with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

A Toledo native, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is currently serving her 19th term in the House of Representatives, making her the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Congress.

Lunch: lasagna with garlic bread, salad, and dessert! Vegetarian option available.

Date: Thursday, August 29; presentation at 11:00 am, lunch at noon. Location: Lourdes University Franciscan Center.
Price: Presentation is free, no reservation needed. Lunch is $12 per person, reservations requested by Aug. 20.

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Join a community of fascinating and inquisitive people
  • Free admission to all monthly lectures
  • Discounts on classes, trips and events

Membership details

Contact us at 419-824-3707 or at

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See what else is happening at Lourdes and in the Franciscan community.

Lifelong Learning Fall 2019 Brochure

Lifelong Learning Fall 2019 Registration Form

Lifelong Learning Campus Map