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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.


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. 

news and events

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!

#WednesdayWisdom #NoWarWithIran Sisters Sharon, Fidelis and Pat peacefully demonstrate in Toledo. #loveoneanother Blessed are the Peacemakers!

Rosary Care Center Chef, Chad Martell receives "Top Spot" Award for outstanding #publichealth practice. Shown here with @LucasCountyCmsn Eric Zgodzinski, health commissioner. Excellence in rehab & skilled nursing care. Thank you!

8 Sylvania Franciscan Sisters celebrated #Jubilees on June 22. #GodBless Sisters Sharon, Helen Frances, Lois Ann, Francis Jerome, Maria Pacelli, Lorena, Gretchen, & Ricarda. 485 years of #religious life! Thanks for your #love & #service to all.

Join Mud Hens & Bethany House, 5/3 Field, Wed. July 3 at 7:00 PM! A portion of ea. game ticket purchased thru the link will be donated to Bethany (mtg. the needs of domestic violence survivors & their children). Order tickets
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Yes! Many @SFranciscans & associates sew clothing for children in need outside the USA, in addition to quilting & local projects. #sewingmachine

Sr. Mary Peter is with Jabari, her mail carrier, & he shows her his Postmaster General Award for #Heroism. He heard her call for help, assisted her & called 911. She contacted his supervisor because he deserved accolades! #thankssomuch #kindness is what we need!

Feast of St. Anthony! A very popular saint, and is implored as the patron of lost things and a 100+ other causes. Children remember “Tony, Tony, turn around. Something's lost and must be found.” Please help us to be patient, to trust in God's goodness and your help.

#NeverForget Today is the 90th anniversary of #AnneFrank's birthday-Sr. Nancy writes about her time spent with Otto Frank, Anne's father.

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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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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