1918 Pandemic Launched Sisters’ Ministry in Medicine Covid-19 is the second pandemic weathered by Sylva nia Franciscans. The Influenza of 1918 swept the world just two years after Mother M. Adelaide and 24 Rochester Franciscans […]
Follow Sylvania Franciscans as they blog about living their mission of joyful service to all people. Every other week you can read a new entry from the personal journal of a Sister and how she applies Franciscan values to her ministry and the impact they have on the community where she lives. If you like what you read, comment back. We’re always looking for a good conversation.
Sister Gretchen Faerber Hildegarde (Sister Gretchen) Faerber grew up the seventh out of ten children in New Ulm, Minnesota and she entered the Sylvania Franciscan community in 1956. Before arriving in Sylvania, she stayed in […]
Sister Ann Lorette Piekarz is a blessing sent by God to the many individuals living at Rosary Care Center who are impacted by the isolating symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Several days each week you’ll […]
Sister Geraldine remembers the year she taught 75 first graders in the morning - and another 75 first graders in the afternoon at St. Ann's in Cincinnati. She was part of a group known as the Angels from Sylvania.
Sister Marge is Franciscan in mind, heart and soul. She has two master’s degrees, six belts in Tae Kwon Do and she spent nearly a decade living, in the spirit of St. Francis, among the poor in Brazil and then Africa.