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Called like Francis of Assisi to live the Gospel

in joyful servanthood among all people

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St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio reminds us of Francis as a peacemaker.

Adapting our ministries in response to God's call

to serve the ever-changing needs of the human family

Join us at Queen of Peace Chapel

for Daily and Weekend Masses

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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These three happy Sisters are sharing memories of their first teaching ministry in 19?? - Regina Coeli Catholic Church It’s all about community! Sisters Magdala, Faith and
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Many wishes for a joyous special day to two Sylvania Franciscans who have birthdays - Sister Cletus' birthday is today and Sister Margretta celebrates her birthday on Sunday! ... See MoreSee Less

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Stay connected with the Sisters on Twitter for news, events and announcements. Be part of the conversation!

The Feast of the Incarnation #Celebrate the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during! He informed her that she would be the mother of #Jesus Christ our #Savior.

"As I age, I sometimes think my ministry diminishes. But, while it’s true that I may not lead a classroom, I still extend the mission and ministry of the Sylvania Franciscans in so many ways," writes Sister Roselynn in her latest blog, 'Our Circles... https://t.co/imImztM5bO

The secret #garden we seek, may only exist in our #souls - for it is there that we find the #peaceofmind and solitude we long for.

101 Toledo School for the Arts sixth and seventh graders came to the Sylvania Franciscan Campus today for a science themed day of activities at Lourdes University, in the Appold Planetarium, the Lourdes... https://t.co/FvWTB0F0xH

"Take a Sister to Lunch" day gave students, faculty and staff a chance to invite a Sylvania Franciscan Sister to join them for lunch. It's part of National Catholic Sisters Week, but belated by necessity;... https://t.co/4NoyvxmCbt

Sister Nancy says "Im-peace the whole bunch" in her latest article on Global National Sister Report. https://t.co/8JcfCE4o8D

Please join us in celebrating the Life of Sister M. Madeleine Sito, OSF, 1926-2019. May her gentle spirit know eternal rest.
Welcoming: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Queen of Peace Chapel, Visitation... https://t.co/meWWorPpMG

#Lent #Renewal Adding some solitude to our day may provide a richer sense of our relationship with our God and embrace His perspective more deeply.

#StPatricksDay May your blessing outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble Avoid you wherever you go! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Working with the Sylvania Franciscans teaches Barbara Duffey 'the eternal perspective.'
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Franciscan Blogs

Read about spirituality, prayer, justice, peace and more in these Sylvania Franciscan Sisters’ blog posts.

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As I age, I sometimes think my ministry diminishes. But, while it’s true that I may not lead a classroom, I still extend the mission and ministry of the Sylvania Franciscans in so many ways.

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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