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Franciscan spirit wears many hats, all of them joyful. Today the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin were the guests of honor at an indoor picnic hosted by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania. Mirlitons (aka kazoos) were played and songs were sung, a feast was eaten and a pop-up carnival appeared. It was so wonderful to see old friends and share the day together. It was a blessed Memorial weekend gathering. ... See MoreSee Less
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Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace. In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe.- Xavier University #FranciscanFriday ... See MoreSee Less
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Sister Sharon helps us remember that composting doesn't need to be complicated. 🙂Here Sister is discarding her pear core from lunchtime in a countertop composting bin we've made available in various kitchenettes across campus!#LaudatoSiWeek #wastereductionthursday ... See MoreSee Less
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This is Josh. [and Sister Nora 🤣].Josh is our Grounds Supervisor and one of the masterminds behind the beauty and environmental health of our campus! We asked him to show off one of the electric gators recently added to the maintenance fleet, and as always he is happy to oblige. Thank you for all you do Josh!Have you found Sister yet? We have such great fun!#LaudatoSiWeek #renewablenergy #wednesday ... See MoreSee Less
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In honor of Laudato Si' Week we thought it would be most appropriate to showcase our community garden! 🍅#LaudatoSiWeek #sustainablefoodtuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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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.