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AS167 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Saint Francis, Sylvania, Ohio

Podcast Recorded: February 20, 2015

AS167 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on February 20, 2015. Sponsored by Ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Saint Francis of Sylvania, Ohio.

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Show Notes
  • Sylvania Franciscans: holy ... and quiet? (NOT!)
  • Ordinary people, living ordinary lives of service
  • "Open doors that allowed me to grow"
  • "Evangelical life": to be with Saint Francis of Assisi in the dirt of life with the people, not in a bird bath
  • The Motherhouse: not a museum but a living place of peace, joy and life
  • Seeing beauty in ourselves and others
  • From teacher and principal to attorney
  • Do all Franciscans wear sandals?
  • The Rule of Saint Francis and what it means to be itinerant servants
  • Sylvania Franciscans' chapel, a visual feast with 10,000 ceiling tiles painted by the sisters
  • Job of a liturgist: you pray into it
  • Visit the website of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Sylvania


About our Guest

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. 


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.

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