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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. 

news and events

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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What will you being doing Saturday night? We'll be dining & dancing at the GALA! Join us for grazing, silent auction, live auction and dancing to the KGB Motown Band. Up for auction: a hand-carved crucifix, and "The Angel of the Lord" B & W Linocut Print by Sylvania Franciscan Sister Magdala Davlin. Hurry if you want to come 419.824.3624. ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't be bashful with your birthday wishes for Sister Keith and Sister Magdala today! Many blessings that your day be filled sunshine, friendship and much love! ... See MoreSee Less

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Housekeeping Appreciation Week! Thanks to Roberta (w/Sr. Donna), Phil and Soni for all you do to keep things clean and tidy at Rosary Care, Our Lady of Grace and for the Sisters~ #Gratitude ... See MoreSee Less

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Send your prayers to the Sylvania Franciscans at Queen of Peace Chapel. If you have any special intentions this week, please send them and the Sisters will remember you in their prayers. ... See MoreSee Less

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What will you being doing Saturday night? We'll be dining & dancing at the GALA! Join us for grazing, silent auction, live auction and dancing to the KGB Motown Band. Up for auction: a hand-carved crucifix,... https://t.co/6jowI8Zccf

#FlorenceHurricane2018 Lives are changing in the Carolinas every minute. #prayers for the victims, residents and first-responders. Be safe, be inspired #havefaith

#handcarved inlaid #crucifix will be one of 50+ items offered at the 2018 Gala Silent Auction. If you ever doubt how much #God loves us, look to the #Cross

Housekeeping Appreciation Week! Thanks to Roberta (w/Sr. Donna), Phil and Soni for all you do to keep things clean and tidy at Rosary Care, Our Lady of Grace and for the Sisters~ #Gratitude

#workers #environment #housekeepingappreciationweek Phil keeps things tidy at Rosary Care Center - thank you and your co-workers for keeping our space clean. #CleanUp

#ClimateChangeIsReal Invest in urban forests - please make sustainable choices

You never know when you'll need a penny! Check out Sr. Nancy's latest blog. https://t.co/cnA5siZ0WM

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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