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 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.
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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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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!
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.
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