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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.


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!

Jubilee2018 Today we celebrate 10 Sylvania Franciscans who have reached milestone anniversaries of profession. Sr. Janeen - 75 yrs., Srs. Barbara Ann, Eve Marie, Jane Mary, Nathaniel & Patricia Ann - 60 yrs. AND Srs. Judith Ann, Nancy Ann, Rosemarie & Sharon - 50 yrs. Blessings!

Jubilee Liturgy - Live Streaming Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.-Queen of Peace Chapel
The web site to view the live streaming is https://t.co/TZA7JX8816
Once reaching this web site you will be asked for a... https://t.co/TZA7JX8816

Refugee #resettlement means saving lives & successful integration for #refugees in the US. #WRD2018 #Jesus #HolyFamily #refugeestories "Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you. . ." Matthew 2:1-15 @robportman

Every four years Sylvania Franciscans come home to the Motherhouse for 'Chapter of Mats.' This Franciscan tradition lets old friends meet again and new friendships begin as they tell each other their stories... https://t.co/pnCkns2Snz

Happy Feast of St. Thomas More - celebrating our own Sister M. Thomas More too! #Sylvania #Franciscan

Chapter of Mats - In the spirit of Francis we come to know the heart of on another. https://t.co/g1kpBJLZYg

#pax et bonum! Traditional #Franciscan greeting! 😊 Sisters Kalinda & Joan greet each other at #chapter of mats.

#chapter of mats! Just as #Francis called his #Friars back to #Assisi in the 1200s, we gather w/our partners in mission to ask “how is God at work in our lives?”

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

Sister Sharon White CIMG2547-s

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