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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

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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.


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.


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

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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Stay connected with the Sisters on Twitter for news, events and announcements. Be part of the conversation!

Sylvania Franciscan #Garden for the Poor produces #apples for St. Louis Soup Kitchen annually. Sr. Grace Ellen is getting the fruit ready for delivery. They also grow beets, cabbage, tomatoes. . .

Sister Ann Rita Young was called home to God last night. Sister had just returned home to Rosary Care Center from the hospital. The Welcoming is Tues., Aug. 20 at 6 pm, Queen of Peace Chapel until 8 pm. Funeral Mass is
Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 4:30 pm. Enjoy eternal rest.

The Feast of St. Clare of Assisi, a follower of Francis. What you hold may you always hold. What you do, may you always do & never abandon. But with swift pace, light step & unswerving feet, so that even your steps stir up no dust, Go forward, the spirit of our God has called you

Our dear Sr. Philothea died on Aug. 6. She professed her final vows in 1949. Sr. Philothea was an educator & a learner for most of her 73 yrs in religious life. She taught in schools in OH, MN, MI and TX. Her Funeral Mass is 4:30 pm Mon., Aug. 12, 2019. Enjoy eternal rest!

#Portiuncula Day-The Great Pardon of Assisi-August 2. In 2016, Christ, Our Lady, & angels appeared before St Francis in the chapel of St. Mary of the Angels. 7:30 am Mass at Queen of Peace Chapel - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8 am-5 pm. Closing prayer-5 pm. Visit today!

Sr. Jane Mary, Sr. Magdala & Associate Dee #handpaint #ceramic #tiles in Alverno Studio. #artists Tiles sold @

Feast of Sts. Joachim & Anne, considered to be the names of Mary’s parents. #Parents of Mary, pray for all parents so they may be faithful teachers and provide a loving, nurturing home for their children. We celebrate our own Sr. Ann Joachim, OSF & her #service to others

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

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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!


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