Called like Francis of Assisi to live the Gospel
in joyful servanthood among all people
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.
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.
Our prayer focus for 2021 is on bringing unity through diversity to our country. Reflecting on racism within ourselves and our society, we seek respect for all people and healing for racial injustice.
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.
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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.
There are 15 members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio celebrating anniversaries of professed religious life in 2021. Learn more about their more than 660 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.