Creating a greater culture of unity rooted in the values of St. Francis

St. Joes's St. Fran Day

Through community events, programs and service, Sylvania Franciscan Connections brings people together for the purposeful expression of Franciscan values.


Get involved!

Join one of the pillars that make up Sylvania Franciscan Connections!

Meet new people and share your talents by joining one of the ‘FLAME’ committees that work to bring the entire Sylvania Franciscan Campus Community together.  Email for more information!

Members of the LU Women’s Softball team and a few Sylvania Franciscans created 28 charming centerpieces for the Free-for-All Picnic.

For more information, email Elizabeth Reiter at

Sylvania Franciscan Sponsored Ministries

Bethany House, a long-term shelter for victims of domestic violence

Sophia Center, counseling and academic testing/evaluations for children, adolescents and adults

Rosary Care Center, a skilled nursing facility and Our Lady of Grace, an assisted living facility

Lourdes University, founded by the Sylvania Franciscan Sisters in 1958.

Our Lady of Grace Hall,  independent living for Sylvania Franciscan Sisters.

Convent Park Apartments for senior citizens (55+)

Find A Sister

Find a Sister

Mission And Values

Mission & Vision