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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. 

news and events

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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#ThursdayThoughts Consider how our "throwaway culture" affects the way we view our #Earth, ourselves and one another. Increasingly impersonal interactions. . . Let's not become invisible to each other. Honor our neighbors & our #environment

Today we celebrate the #Assumption of #Mary, Immaculate Mother of God. Having completed the course of her earthly life, her body and soul were assumed to heavenly glory.” #HailMary

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12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. #LoveOneAnother #lovethem

#Clare of Assisi, whose feast is today , was a revolutionary saint. She gave up a world of privilege for a world of poverty. Icon of St. Clare in Duns Scotus Library, @DiscoverLourdes, #Sylvania #Ohio #Franciscan

St. #Clare #FeastDay As a young girl, Clare dedicated herself to prayer. At 18, she heard St. Francis preach in the church of San Giorgio & asked him to help her live in harmony w/the Gospel. Palm Sunday -1212, Clare left home & later professed her only husband would be Jesus.

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Franciscan Blogs

Read about spirituality, prayer, justice, peace and more in several of our Sisters in weekly blog posts.

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Mary is also known as the Platytera, “She who is more spacious than the heavens” since she held within her womb the Incarnate God.

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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