Sister Patricia Taube Involved in Planning Annual Prayer Breakfast|
Sister Patricia Taube, OSF is a Chaplain and Spiritual Director who helps out at local parishes and at a doctor’s office in Huntington, West Virginia. On February 18, 2013, Sister Patricia helped plan the 15th Annual Prayer Breakfast in support of Faith in Action of the River Cities
, a faith-based volunteer organization. (Posted 3-9-13) read more ...
Sylvania Franciscan Sponsored Ministry in Healthcare Expands|
Sylvania Franciscan Health
, the health and human services ministry sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, recently expanded to include a seventh hospital. Bellville General Hospital
, a 32-bed acute-care facility 60 miles west of Houston, Texas, and will be a part of the St. Joseph Health System
. (Posted 3.4.13) read more ...
Sylvania Franciscan Associates Have Lenten Reflection Day|
Approximately 50 Sisters and Sylvania Franciscan Associates had the privilege of listening to Sister Barbara Vano, a Franciscan history scholar, as she presented a very special Lenten reflection - "Clare of Assisi: A Lenten Journey"
on February 24, 2013. Little-known details about some of the main aspects of Clare's life were shared. (Posted 3-1-13) read more ...
TV Story About Sisters in Non-Traditional Ministries|
Not all Sisters are school teachers or hospital chaplains. Some are lawyers, micro biologists or psychologists. TV 24, the local NBC affiliate in Toledo, ran a story recently called “Non-traditional Vocations changing Catholic perception of Sisters”. It features Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak, who serves God through her ceramic murals, and Sister Karen Zielinski, who ministers as a writer, columnist and book author. (Posted 2.27.13) read more ...
Lourdes University Appoints New President|
David J. Livingston, PhD, Vice President for Advancement at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, has been appointed as the ninth President of Lourdes University. He will join Lourdes, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, on July 1, 2013, with an inauguration planned for the fall. (Posted 2.21.13.) read more ...
Sisters Receive Grant for Haiti from Toledo Rotary|
The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio recently received a grant for $4,680 from the Toledo Rotary Club Foundation to purchase portable water purification devices for residents of Haiti in the mountains where the Sisters minister. (Posted 2.19.13) read more ...
Sister Nancy Linenkugel Receives Top Healthcare Award|
Sylvania Franciscan Sister Nancy Linenkugel was recently named one of 100 Great Health Administration Professors in America by MHA Guide
an independent organization for healthcare administration. Sister
Nancy is chair of the department of health service administration and
director of the graduate program in health services administration at
Xavier University in Cincinnati. (Posted 2.15.13) read more ...
Sylvania Franciscans Bid Farewell to Maria Hall----For Now|
The Sylvania Franciscans gathered for a prayerful goodbye to Maria Hall and its many memories and a hello to new beginnings on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. (Posted 2-14-13) read more ...
Year of Faith 2012-2013|
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Benedict XVI declared 2013 a “Year of Faith”. In honor of this celebration, the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania were asked how they have lived their faith in “fullness, confidence, hope and conviction”. Read responses from a few of them in the current issue of the Sylvania Franciscan Newsletter. (Posted 2.12.13.) read more ...