Pope Francis declared September 1st World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Sr. Karen reflects on her experiences that day and shares her hopes for the future of this annual healing tradition all over the Earth. 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 Sister Patricia Hejna has to say about her life serving the Church.



Sister M. Michaelinda Szwast died on August 31, 2015 at Rosary Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio. Sister Michaelinda came to the convent from Hamtramck, Michigan in 1946. She made her first profession of religious vows in 1949, her final vows in 1952. There will be a Welcoming for Sister Michaelinda in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015, followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015, preceded by visitation throughout the day, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Read more...

Our next drawing is Friday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m. You have 12 more chances to win so get your tickets today! Simply print and mail in this form or click here to purchase tickets online.

Congratulations to our August Raffle winners:
$250: Martin & Jean Petersen 
$100: Dephine Price
$50: Cecelia Humecke
Sisters Penny Dunn, Jane Mary Sorosiak and Mary Peter Kaminski received gift cards. 


The Sylvania Franciscans recently received a grant of $41,688 from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) to support their healthcare efforts in Haiti. The grant will be used to expand the days of operation of the clinic the Sisters run in the mountains above Pestel, 140 miles west of Port-au-Prince. The funds will also be used to improve security, update the plumbing and buy solar panels to generate electricity. Read more... 


Sylvania Franciscan Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak was recently honored by the Franciscan Federation with the 2015 “Responding to God’s Love” Award for her work reflecting the beauty and goodness of God through artistic expression. The award was received on her behalf on June 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana during the Federation’s annual conference. (Posted 7.9.15) Read more...


World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 1, 2015


Liturgy Calendar
Queen of Peace 

2015 Year of Consecrated Life

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