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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.

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. 

the good word

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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#BethanyHouse Toledo Celebrity Wait night - great fun, great food, and a great fundraiser for victims of #domesticviolence.
Sylvania Franciscans in attendance and waiting tables! Srs. Valerie, Theresa, Mary Jon, Shannon, Rachel, Teri Bockstahler, and Sr. Toni. Srs. Theresa, Toni and Joy helped bring in the diners to support this Sylvania Franciscan Ministry.
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We were thrilled to welcome Father Murray Bodo as the guest speaker for the Sylvania Franciscan Donor Reception this past Friday and as the Celebrant at Mass the next morning. After Mass he gave a poetry reading at a brunch in Regina Hall. This weekend he left us laughing AND gave us much to think about with his soulful and inspirational reflections. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join the Sisters for upcoming events throughout the year, including special dates during our Centennial year.

Queen of Peace Chapel Schedule

Franciscan Blogs

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!

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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