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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 prayer focus for 2021 is on bringing unity through diversity to our country. Reflecting on racism within ourselves and our society, we seek respect for all people and healing for racial injustice.

 

 

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.

Campus Walking Tour Map

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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Stay connected with the Sisters through social media for special announcements, news and more. Like us on Facebook today!

Fun in the sun. 😎Lourdes University Softball hosts Sisters, community members, and friends for a sun soaked afternoon game of softball! #gamedayready #sisters #Franciscans #lourdesuniversity ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy blessed birthday Sister Rosalma! We are so very thankful for you. ... See MoreSee Less
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We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when His LIGHT illuminates the dark moments of our existence. - Pope Francis#franciscanfridays ... See MoreSee Less
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Stay connected with the Sisters on Twitter for news, events and announcements. Be part of the conversation!

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Join the Sisters for upcoming events throughout the year.

Queen of Peace Chapel Schedule

Franciscan Blogs

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.

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There are 15 members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio celebrating anniversaries of professed religious life in 2021. Learn more about their more than 660 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.

Sister Barbara Stallman and chemistry student Emily Juby