Travel Journal
  • We visit our friends nearby, the Sylvania Franciscans! We're grateful that it's not a long drive, because there's lots of snow on the ground. 
  • Our podcast guests, Sister Sharon and Sister Ann Carmen, talk about beauty as part of the life of faith. And they describe the OSF chapel, a visual feast with 10,000 ceiling tiles that were painted by the sisters!
  • Laurie Stevens Bertke, a reporter for Catholic Chronicle, Diocese of Toledo, covers the podcast for an article. We appreciate the press coverage as it helps get the word out about A Nun's Life, the congregations we visit, and the adventure of religious life!

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Podcast Guest Nuns

R: Sister Ann Carmen Barone, OSF/S, is Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Lourdes University and Director of Liturgy for the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio.

L: Sister Sharon Derivan, OSF/S, currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio while serving on her Congregation’s Leadership Team as a part-time Councilor. She also is in full-time ministry as a staff attorney/law clerk to a federal trial court judge.

About the Congregation

Mission Statement: The Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio are Third Order Regular Franciscans, living in community as vowed religious according to the spirit and example of Francis of Assisi. 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.