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Called like Francis of Assisi to live the Gospel

in joyful servanthood among all people

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Adapting our ministries in response to God's call

to serve the ever-changing needs of the human family

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Join us at Queen of Peace Chapel

for Daily and Weekend Masses

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In the Spirit of St. Clare, a woman of compassion

Justice & Peace

With our Mission always before us, the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania strive to live out our Directional Statement and our Peacemaking Initiative, by joining the global family in work for social change through lifestyle, prayer, ministries and advocacy efforts.

Ministries

Placing our individual gifts and talents in service of the needs of God’s people, we are engaged in such diverse ministries as education, healthcare, social services, religious education, media, law, art, parish and retirement ministries, and spiritual direction.

Prayer Focus

Prayer Service for an End to Racism – The Sisters of St. Francis and the entire Sylvania Franciscan Village invite you to a prayer service in response to Violence in Charlottesville and the ongoing expressions of racism we witness in our communities Thursday, August 24, at 12 noon, in Queen of Peace Chapel.

Experience

Regular tours of the Motherhouse grounds and special prayer services are conducted throughout the year. The Sylvania Franciscans provide several opportunities for prayer and contemplation, including mini-pilgrimages and Lent and Advent services.

Care for Creation 

Watch Pope Francis’ video and hear his message about how we should take care of Mother Earth. 

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Called like Francis of Assisi to live the Gospel in joyful servanthood among all people, the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, as messengers of peace, commit themselves to works that reverence human dignity, embrace the poor and marginalized, and respect the gift of all creation.

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Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to all. “Praise and bless my Lord, and give thanks, and serve him with great humility." -St. Francis ... See MoreSee Less

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As you contemplate your gifts and blessings this Thanksgiving, we ask that you keep the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania in mind on #GivingTuesday. ... See MoreSee Less

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May this prayer shared by Sister Ruth Margaret Peterson find a home your hearts and Thanksgiving gatherings tomorrow.

Sister Ruth Margaret Peterson is currently in ministry as the Sylvania Franciscan ambassador at Immaculate Conception Parish in Columbia Heights, MN.
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Please join us in wishing Sister Dominca Niedbala and Sister Serra Minier very happy birthdays this week! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join the Sisters for upcoming events throughout the year, including special dates during our Centennial year.

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Franciscan Blogs

Read about spirituality, prayer, justice, peace and more in several of our Sisters in weekly blog posts.

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There are 11 members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio celebrating anniversaries of professed religious life in 2017. Learn more about their more than 640 years of combined service!

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The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio are engaged in such diverse ministries as education, health care, social services, religious education and more. Meet one of our Sisters responding to the needs of our community and the world.

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Let us pray God for each other, for in bearing each other’s burden of charity we shall fulfill the law of Christ.

– Clare’s Letter to Ermentrude of Bruges