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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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blessed Christmas season

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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#HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay God of hope and peace, touch our hearts & energize our ongoing efforts to abolish trafficking so that every victim is free and every life is renewed. We ask for transformation of heart for those who inflict pain on our vulnerable brothers & sisters.

Our hearts ached . . . and we are committed to offering understanding, kindness, patience and tolerance in order to restore peace in our country. Join us.

Sr. Nancy's latest column from the Global Sisters Report. https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/coronavirus/column/covid-19-darkness-covers-earth-glitter

Our own Sr. Penny is part of a team boosting the morale of St. Joe's Health employees in Bryan TX @StJoseph_Health during this trying time. Kind words and thoughtful notes help! #WeAreInThisTogether #Franciscanvalues #THANKYOUhealthcareworkers

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Learn more about the THRIVE Board Game, a fun reminder about the consequences of our behaviors during COVID? Watch: chttps://www.wtol.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/your-day-guests/sister-nancy-linenkugel-board-game-your-day/512-6e1fcae7-20d3-4784-adee-20ed82df2874

#VOCAFIX #Crisis4Victims @repboblatta Lifesaving services for victims are on the line. There is a #Crisis4Victims. This will greatly impact residents of Bethany House, our domestic violence shelter. Congress, pass the #VOCAFix in the budget deal ASAP! https://bit.ly/3op06Rq

#VOCAFIX #Crisis4Victims @RepMarcyKaptur Lifesaving services for victims are on the line. There is a #Crisis4Victims. This will greatly impact residents of Bethany House, our domestic violence shelter. Congress, pass the #VOCAFix in the budget deal ASAP! https://bit.ly/3op06Rq

#VOCAFIX #Crisis4Victims @SenSherrodBrown Lifesaving services for victims are on the line. There is a #Crisis4Victims. This will greatly impact residents of Bethany House, our domestic violence shelter. Congress, pass the #VOCAFix in the budget deal ASAP! https://bit.ly/3op06Rq

#VOCAFIX #Crisis4Victims @senrobportman Lifesaving services for victims are on the line. There is a #Crisis4Victims. This will greatly impact residents of Bethany House, our domestic violence shelter. Congress, pass the #VOCAFix in the budget deal ASAP! https://bit.ly/3op06Rq

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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 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.

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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