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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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Dear God, Thank you for loving us with your perfect heart of a father. We ask you this Father's Day and always to guide and protect the hearts of all men in fatherly roles who are striving to love with your heart and do your work. Give them pure, chaste, courageous, and creative hearts like St. Joseph. A Prayer for Father's DayDiocese of Norwich#FranciscanFriday ... See MoreSee Less
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Please enjoy another wonderful installment of Franciscan Take 5 - a clever collaboration between Sylvania and Tiffin Sisters! ... See MoreSee Less
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Read about spirituality, prayer, justice, peace and more in these Sylvania Franciscan Sisters’ blog posts.

What a waste! Exploring sustainable ways to handle food disposal

Imagine a world where every carrot gets its chance to shine and every banana fulfills its destiny.  That’s the magic of composting: the parts that are left of the food we eat can become nutrient-rich compost that grows healthy new food.  The alternative is a terrible waste.