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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

Our Lenten effort  is to consider disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to protect God’s creation, embrace Gospel justice and nurture spiritual fulfillment. We reflect on practical opportunities for people of faith  to apply the values of Christian Simplicity to everyday lives.

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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news & events from around our community
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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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When asked for a prayer to share, Sister Nathaniel Eisel offered the lyrics of a favorite hymn, “I have loved you, with an everlasting love.” Lyrics need a voice, so here’s a wonderful youtube version. Thanks Sister Nathaniel!

Sister Nathaniel Eisel is in ministry as the Facilities Coordinator at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Brenham, TX.One of the beautiful hymns of Michael Joncas 'I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love' based on Jeremiah 31:3 Psalm 24:3 Soloists: Dave Maguire, tenor Owen...
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Sister Nancy Linenkugel is visiting China with Dr. Lin Guo of Xavier University. He returns to Guangzhou, China each summer to visit his parents during summer break.Here they pause during a rickshaw ride in the oldest section of Beijing. Dr. Lin speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese, which makes getting around a breeze.

Sister Nancy is the Chair of the Department of Health Services Administration and Director of the Graduate MHSA Program at Xavier University.
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Tomorrow is National Lucky Penny Day (May 23rd). See a penny, pick it up… All day long you'll have good luck. Ryan from IT and Sr. Nancy "picked-up" Sr. Penny when she was in town from Bryan, TX!

When you are out and about, look on the ground for pennies.
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A late post from weekend activities: SOSF celebrating the #RoyalWedding Hats-off to Harry & Meghan! Sisters having #fun again 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Jesus said 2 the apostles, "All power in heaven & on earth has been given 2 me.
Go, therefore, & make disciples of all nations, #baptizing them in the name of the Father,
Son, & the #HolySpirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
...I am with you always"

When asked for a prayer to share, Sister Nathaniel Eisel offered the lyrics of a favorite hymn, “I have loved you, with an everlasting love.” Lyrics need a voice, so here’s a wonderful youtube version. Thanks Sister Nathaniel!... https://t.co/Zd2CsCOpAD

Adapting our ministries in response to God's call to serve the ever-changing needs of the human family @SFranciscans #naturelovers #womenofpeace #seekersofjustice

Today is #NationalLuckyPennyDay (May 23rd). See a penny, pick it up… All day long you'll have good luck. While she was in town from Bryan, TX, Ryan from IT & Sr. Nancy "picked-up" Sr. Penny! #photooftheday #fun

#TuesdayThoughts from #Francis We are part of creation-not the creator. Our choices can actually do more harm in the world than any other creatures...they, on the other hand, continually do what God formed them to do. #green

It's great to #Honor the men & women who died while serving in the U.S. military. @Sylvaniatweets @SylvaniaCofC #Service

Happy Birthday to Sister Rose de Lima! Many birthday blessings that she should win big at Rosary Care Bingo this week:)

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There are 10 members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio celebrating anniversaries of professed religious life in 2018. 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