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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

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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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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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Local members of the Assoc. of U S Catholic Priests (AUSCP), women religious & others voice concerns in Toledo re: the culture of prejudice infecting our public discourse. U S Bishops stated in, Open Wide Our Hearts "#Racism has no place in the Christian heart." #Franciscan

Catholic Day of Action for #Immigrant Children - July 18, 10 am. Please #pray for those taking action as they continue to raise our voices in defense of those migrants attempting to seek a better life for their families and children. #ImmigrationReform

Today is the #anniversary of Mother Adelaide’s First Profession of vows as a Sister of St. Francis. She founded the #Sylvania Franciscans in 1916. All on campus celebrate the spirit of peace, respect 4 human dignity & the poor, and care for creation she set forth.

Loving someone easy to love is not difficult. Loving those who are not easy to love is the message of our Lord. #loveOneAnother #truth

And we #honor our own Sister Kateri, OSF, whose name came from this Native American #Saint. Although her life was short, it was dedicated to our Lord.

Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha! 1st Native American recognized as a saint. B.1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, & known for her steadfast devotion. Kateri, is the Mohawk form of Catherine, (from St. Catherine of Siena.) We also celebrate our very own Sr. Kateri, OSF

St. Francis called all creatures "brother" and "sister". He sang the Canticle of the #Creatures asking them to praise God. Mural (partial) by Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak, OSF

When we extend mercy and seek good in another, we acknowledge their #dignity as a child of #God. #HumanityFirst #francis and the #Leper

Being created in the image of God empowers us to live in God's image-to love all people, creatures, plants, and everything that God has created. #FrancisofAssisi

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

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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