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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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Sister Mary Fran, OSF, does an OUTSTANDING job in this fourth installment of Canticle of the Creatures, an ongoing video collaboration between the Sylvania Franciscans and Tiffin Franciscans. ... See MoreSee Less
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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, joy.O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console,to be understood as to understand,to be loved as to love.For it is in giving that we receive,it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.Amen.- Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi ... See MoreSee Less
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Read about spirituality, prayer, justice, peace and more in these Sylvania Franciscan Sisters’ blog posts.

Easter Came Later

It was the way the sun shone on the vivid purple blossoms and the green velvety leaves. It’s one of those encounters, a truth beyond telling, as most experiences of the heart and spirit are. The stone was rolled back.