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Called like Francis of Assisi to live the Gospel

in joyful servanthood among all people

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St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio reminds us of Francis as a peacemaker.

Adapting our ministries in response to God's call

to serve the ever-changing needs of the human family

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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Sister Ann Carmen served on the Board of Directors for Sylvania Area Family Services, Inc. (SAFS) for over 20 years. SAFS Ex. Director Dottie Segur and Board Member Crystal Jordan came to pay a visit and offer special thanks. #faithfulservant #sylvania #volunteer #dedication ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Birthday Sister Barbara Ann! Here's hoping you have a great day! ... See MoreSee Less
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Everyone on staff at Rosary Care Center was so grateful to the National Guard for their help during Covid-19. Here is Hilary Nunnari, Director of Nursing at Rosary Care Center and Our Lady of Grace, receiving a proclamation from the National Guard commemorating their service at the facility in 2020. ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's a shout-out to Sister Nancy Ann who celebrates her birthday today! May your day be blessed with sweet surprises. ... See MoreSee Less
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The feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is tomorrow - "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. . ." And Mary remained with Elizabeth about three months and then returned to her home. #VisitationofMary #BlessedBeTheFruit

A campus walk reveals the beauty of nature in Sylvania.
"Our fundamental origins
Immeasurable worth
Beauty by default
Born of the Earth
We abuse it and destroy it
Despite it all it gives
But nature is powerful;
It surrounds us
It lives." #treesome #horsechestnut #Sylvania

After yesterday's verdict we pray: for George Floyd & his family. . .for Derek Chauvin & his family. . .and that both people of color & law enforcement personnel remain protected from daily threats and that they can safely interact with people. #BlackLivesMatter #peace #solutions

Living mercy is about respecting all people regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or life experience. It's about reaching out to the poor, the sick, the unwanted, and the brokenhearted. It's about loving God and loving others without counting costs.

Easter gives us hope in this world of pain, sorrows and tears.. . it reminds us that life is worth living. Let us “cling” to our resurrected Lord! “Peace be with you!” #EasterSunday #Easter2021 #ResurrectionSunday

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Today we remember God’s great love for us. Wishing you a blessed Good Friday. (Black Locust Cross- #Sylvania Franciscan campus, stands 18 ft. above ground & was carved by Srs. Jeremias & Grace Ellen, & others. Dedicated 1984.

Today is the #Annunciation to the #BlessedVirginMary or Annunciation of the Lord! The angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary announcing that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit to be called Jesus (Luke 1:26–38). #HailMary

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Franciscan Blogs

Read about spirituality, prayer, justice, peace and more in these Sylvania Franciscan Sisters’ blog posts.

The Feast of Sts. Ann and Joachim Now has New Significance

Celebrate Sts. Ann and Joachim on World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 26.

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There are 12 members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio celebrating anniversaries of professed religious life in 2020. Learn more about their more than 660 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.

Sister Barbara Stallman and chemistry student Emily Juby

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