Turing yourself over to Jesus during an illness, especially a life-threatening one, is easier said than done.  Being fragile, scared and insecure about not knowing what will happen makes it hard to let go and fall into the embrace of God’s divine love.  But people like Pope Francis and Richard Rohr, an internationally known Franciscan speaker and author, say that is exactly what you should do.  Tuesday, February 11, is World Day of the Sick.  Read Sister Lois Anne’s Blog about her experience on consoling the sick as she ministers to patients at hospitals in rural Texas.  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.



The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio seek an Executive Administrative Assistant to support the Congregational Minister and the Senior Leadership Team of the Congregation.  For more information on this position and how to apply.

During the Medieval Ages, the prophetic voices of women were raised and their astounding intensity, courage and wisdom influenced the public life of the Church.  Join Sister Shannon on February 13, 2016 as she talks about their gifts of mystical prayer and lives of compassion.  Read more...

As we prepare ourselves for the Resurrection of Christ, join the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania for weekly Lenten Prayer and Reflection services.  For additional information.

On December 8, 2015, the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio entered their 100th year of mission and ministry.  Responding to a request from the Bishop of Toledo to teach in two diocesan schools, 23 Franciscan Sisters from Minnesota came to northwest Ohio.  Throughout the years, the Sylvania Franciscans have adapted their ministries in response to God’s call to serve the ever-changing needs of the human family.  Join us as we begin a year-long celebration as joyful servants among all people.  Read more…



Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2015 raffle.  We will start fresh with new raffle drawings beginning on April 29, 2016. Please stop back soon for the opportunity to purchase your 2016 raffle tickets!

Congratulations to our December raffle winners:

Sheila Jennewine: $250 
Theresa Boures: $100
Adelaide Williams: $50

Recipient Sisters for restaurant gift certificates:  Sr. Claudia Bronsing,  Sr. Nora Klewicki, and Sr. Maurice Wodarski.

If you have any questions please contact the Advancement Office at 419.824.3625