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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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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. 

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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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This is how the chapel looked this morning when Jana went to Queen of Peace Chapel to pray. She calls it "God Art."
Thank you God for this beauty. And, thank you Jana Moses Whitmore for sharing.
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#helpothers “Have A Heart Restock Drive” Jan. 27—Feb. 6, 2020. Drop off personal care items for seven human service agencies and outreach programs. Donation boxes on the campus of the Sisters of St. Francis & Lourdes Univ., Sylvania Public Schools, Sylvania St. Joe’s Elementary, and select local businesses. ... See MoreSee Less

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#helpothers “Have A Heart Restock Drive” Jan. 27—Feb. 6. Drop off personal care items for 7 area agencies & outreach programs. Donation boxes on the campus of the Sisters of St. Francis & Lourdes Univ., @SylvaniaSchools, @StJoesSylvania & select local businesses. #next week!

#Peace Prayer - Jan. 23 at 1 PM or 6:30 PM - #Hope, #dialogue, reconciliation & #ecological conversion. Join us ! It's a journey.

Although the official #Christmas season ends today as we celebrate the #Baptism of the Lord by John the Baptist, let us continue that spirit of Christmas through the year!

US Catholic Sisters against #HumanTrafficking Srs. Grace Ellen & Pat ask everyone to Pray with us to #endtrafficking of people!

Sister Brigid reminds us this is #WearBlueDay to bring awareness to #humantrafficking. #Pray for an end to #endhumantrafficking

During #NMW the Sylvania Franciscans recognize the need for compassionate immigration reform #refugeeswelcome. We pray for all refugees who are forced to flee from their homes, that God bring peace to them, their families and their country of origin. @MRSserves

#NMW2020 @usccbjfi @MRSServes
@Pontifex ". . . offer the warmth and love of Christ to immigrants and you will unlock the mystery of their heart."

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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!

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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