The reach of the Sylvania Franciscan’s mission in healthcare continues to grow. Read Sister Lois Anne’s Blog about how the hospital she works for in Texas recently partnered with a major university to offer one-stop services for the Baby Boomer generation. It’s a far cry from where the Sisters started in 1918 when they went to Gypsum, Ohio to help influenza victims. Read more…


Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis has declared 2015 the Year of Consecrated Life as an opportunity to shine a bright light on what vowed religious have and are doing to make this a better world to live in.

Read what Sylvania Franciscan Sister Rebecca Ann Rutkowski has to say about her life serving the Church.



Sylvania Franciscan Sister Pauline Herbert, 81, died on May 9, 2015 at the Trinity Medical Center in Steubenville, Ohio. The Minnesota native came to the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania in 1954 and spent 55 years ministering in healthcare, most of it at Providence Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio and Trinity Health System in Steubenville, Ohio. Sister Pauline's funeral was May 20 in Queen of Peace Chapel on the motherhouse grounds. Read more…

SAVE, an earth-friendly organization co-founded by Sylvania Franciscan Sister Rosine Sobczak, turned 25 this year. The annual eco awards banquet was held May 5 where Happy Birthday was sung and six individuals and two schools were honored for their work to make Mother Earth a better place to live. Read more…


Sylvania Franciscan 2015 Raffle. Support the ministries of the Sisters. Buy a $25 raffle ticket and have a chance to win one of three prizes each month from now until December. Your donation will help support Sisters who minister in human services, social work, education, parish, and spiritual direction. Click here to print and mail or here to purchase tickets online.
Like Scrapbooking? Join Sister Roselynn on May 30 for some card making, photo organizing and crafting and a portion of your registration will support all the Sisters’ do in Haiti. Register Now!


Scrapbooking Fundraiser for Haiti

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Hall Room 110


2015 Year of Consecrated Life

The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania invite you to celebrate with them throughout the year.


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