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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. 

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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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The Decline of Christianity in the Holy Land, Mon., Oct. 14, 7:00-8:30 pm, Franciscan Center. FREE! Information at or Sir Jeffrey Abood will speak on the Catholic Church’s perspective, and share his firsthand experience on the decline.

Welcome to Toledo Cardinal Timothy Dolan @CardinalDolan celebrating Our Lady of the Rosary Feast.

Oct. 1 - Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux - Beloved by many who seek her help, & a powerful intercessor. Dearest child of Jesus, your trust in God was complete. Pray that He may increase our trust in His goodness and mercy.

St. Vincent de Paul, Patron of all charitable societies. “Lord, help me to make time today to serve you in those who are most in need of encouragement or assistance.” Let us support those made helpless by sickness, poverty, ignorance, or cruelty.

Today in 1255, Clare of Assisi was #canonized. Known for #persistence, Clare teaches us that a Christ-centered, foot-washing & courageous leader committed to Gospel values not only learns to dance w/the Lord, but also invites others to the dance. St. Clare Hall @DiscoverLourdes

UN International #PeaceDay is coming on Sept. 21. Join #Toledoans for the local observance, tomorrow, Sept. 20 at noon, Lucas County Courthouse

Oh dear, it's a beautiful day on the #Sylvania Franciscan campus. #deer #naturelovers

"Encountering Jesus in Story and Silence "Take a journey w/the early disciples of Jesus who listened to his stories and observed him in his silence & prayer.
Sept 28 - 10a.m.-Noon, Regina Conference Ctr. $20.00. RSVP to
Sr Joan Jurski, or 419-824-3528

Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta was known for serving the poor, the suffering, and living among destitute people. May we always remember "Peace begins with a smile.." and that if we "... judge people, we have no time to love them." Mother Teresa, pray for us.

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Franciscan Blogs

Read about spirituality, prayer, justice, peace and more in these Sylvania Franciscan Sisters’ blog posts.

The Franciscan Way: A Lego Universe!

For Francis, creation had no inside/ outside—but everything lived in the process of connecting, evolving, living, dying, growing, rising– all poured out in a glorious bounty from the heart of God.

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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