Where there is patience, there is peace. Read Sister Ann Carmen’s blog about an unscheduled sprained ankle (aren’t they all?) and how she has learned to adopt the pace of nature, who’s secret is patience, and what she is learning from the experience. Read more…


Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis has declared 2015 the Year of Consecrated Life as an opportunity to shine a bright light on what vowed religious have and are doing to make this a better world to live in.

Read what Sylvania Franciscan Sister Sister Patricia Hejna has to say about her life serving the Church.



Our next drawing is Friday, August 28 at 3:00 p.m. You have 15 more chances to win so get your tickets today! Simply print and mail in this form or click here to purchase tickets online.

Congratulations to our July Raffle winners:
$250: Greg Geswein
$100: Janice Fredericks
$50: Patricia Vinciczky
Sisters Michaelinda, Rosemarie Fredericks and Karen Zielinski received gift cards. 


The Sylvania Franciscans recently received a grant of $41,688 from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) to support their healthcare efforts in Haiti. The grant will be used to expand the days of operation of the clinic the Sisters run in the mountains above Pestel, 140 miles west of Port-au-Prince. The funds will also be used to improve security, update the plumbing and buy solar panels to generate electricity. Read more... 


Sylvania Franciscan Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak was recently honored by the Franciscan Federation with the 2015 “Responding to God’s Love” Award for her work reflecting the beauty and goodness of God through artistic expression. The award was received on her behalf on June 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana during the Federation’s annual conference. (Posted 7.9.15) Read more...

The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio recently received a grant of $7,501 from SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious) to purchase equipment for Rosary Care Center (RCC), the long-term care facility for women and men religious located on the Motherhouse grounds in Sylvania. Read more...



World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 1, 2015


Liturgy Calendar
Queen of Peace 

2015 Year of Consecrated Life

The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania invite you to celebrate with them throughout the year.