Tickets are on sale now for Paul Baker at the Ritz Theatre

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Sister Lisa Hershiser Celebrates Final Profession – August 31, 2014


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   Sister Lisa Jean Hershiser, is the daughter of Irene (Steinmetz) Hershiser and the late Marvin L. Hershiser of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Willard, Ohio.

            Sister Lisa served in Healthcare ministry as an LPN at Cedar Hill Care Center, Zanesville, Ohio, St. Francis Home, Tiffin, Ohio; and St. Bernadine Home, Fremont, Ohio.

            At the present time Sister Lisa resides in Tiffin, Ohio where she is ministering as LPN/charge Nurse for the Sisters of Mercy at St. Bernadine Home, Fremont, Ohio.

Jubilee 2014

Sr. Mary Kuhlman celebrates her Golden Jubilee along with Sr. Margaret Slowick celebrating her Silver Jubilee.

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Sister Margaret Slowick Celebrates Silver Jubilee – August 24, 2014

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Sister Margaret Slowick is the daughter of the late Mitchell and Ann (Daley) Slowick of St. Rose Parish, East Hartford, Connecticut.

August 25, 1989 was the date of her Profession.

            Sister Margaret began her ministry as Pastoral Associate at Holy Family Parish in Booneville, Kentucky. She then served as a Math teacher at Heidelberg University in Tiffin Ohio and as Campus Minister at Heidelberg University and Tiffin University in Tiffin Ohio. Later she became the Toledo Diocesan Director of Campus Ministry in Toledo, Ohio.

            Sister Margaret was then traveled to Cuernavaca, Mexico where she became the Director of the Cuernavaca Mission.

            At the present time Sister Margaret resides in Cuernavaca, Mexico where she is the Director of the Cuernavaca Children’s Mission located in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Sr. Mary Kuhlman Celebrates Golden Jubilee – August 24, 2014

Sr. Mary Kuhlman

            Sister Mary Kuhlman, also known as Sister Amata Kuhlman, is the daughter of the late Norbert and Dorothy (Lammers) Kuhlman of St. Holy Family Parish, New Cleveland, Ohio.

August 12, 1964 was the date of her Profession.

            Sister Mary served in elementary education as a teacher at St. Mary’s School, Edgerton, Ohio; St. Bernard’s School, New Washington, Ohio; St. Sebastian School, Bismark, Ohio; Miller City-New Cleveland School, Miller City, Ohio; and St. Patrick’s School, Bryan, Ohio.  In Toledo, Ohio was a member of a House of Prayer. Her experiences led her into parish ministry where she served as Pastoral Leader at St. Joseph Parish, Plymouth, Ohio, and as Pastoral Associate at St. Peter’s Parish, Upper Sandusky, Ohio; St. Mary’s Parish, Kirby, Ohio; and St. Thomas Moore Parish, Bowling Green, Ohio.

            Sister Mary was then called by the Sisters of St. Francis to serve as a member of the leadership team for eight years. During four of those years she also served as Vicar.

            At the present time Sister Mary resides in Tiffin, Ohio where she is the Director of Sisters in Shelter.

Save the Date for Paul K. Chappell on Monday, Oct. 6th

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 Tiffin Franciscans Install New Leadership Team

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The new leadership team for the Tiffin Franciscans includes (left to right)

Sr. Sara Aldridge, Sr. Marguerite Lamberjack, Sr. Myra Arnone, Sr. Peg Bishop and Sr. Rozanne Swope.

Click on the link below to read the article in the August 2014 issue of the Catholic Chronicle written by Cherie Spino.

News from our Cuernavaca Children’s Mission

When Esmeralda was in second grade she was in danger of failing because she could not read. We started intensive tutoring with her at that point and have continued it over the years. In July she received second prize in our reading contest. And she is now close to the top of her class in junior high. Congratulations, Esme! (Shown here with Sister Maggie)

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To find out more about this ministry click here: Cuernavaca Children’s Mission, Mexico.

Padua Center Newsletter

Padua Ponderings Summer 2014

To learn more about the Padua Center located in Toledo, OH, visit 

“Israeli Palestinians tell American visitors they want justice” written by Sister Paulette Schroeder who was featured in ToledoFAVS


Latest Magazine: 

2014 Summer Magazine

2014 Summer Magazine

Previous Publications:

Annual Report 2013 | Fall 2013Summer 2013

Great Habits – Sisters who give back

Read about our very own Sister Rita Weinken who was recently featured in the Toledo City Paper along with other Sisters in Northwest Ohio who have made a habit out of helping the less fortunate while serving their community.

Franciscan Sister Diana Kleman Continues to Serve Others

Sr. Diana Kleman(This story and photo were provided by Bluffton University)

The National Catholic Reporter recently featured Sister Rita Wienken of Bryan Ohio

Sister Rita has been busy this season sharing her bountiful harvest with the local food bank to ensure that they have healthy choices available.

The A-T featured Sr. Paulette Schroeder AKA an “Instrument of Peace”

Thank you Advertiser-Tribune for sharing this wonderful story and Sister Paulette’s mission with the Tiffin Community.


Explore Religious Life: Nun Run

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Working toward a brighter future for the children of Cuernavaca… Click to read more:

In Cuernavaca, Mexico, Sister Maggie Slowick and a group of Tiffin Franciscan associates native to Cuernavaca have established a Sponsor-a-Child program for children living in extreme poverty. Find complete information at Sister Maggie’s blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Sister Marcia Faustina Boes Professes Vows












The Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin are happy to announce that Marcia Faustina Boes, the daughter of Francis and Rose Boes, made her First Profession on Sunday, August 11, 2013 during the 8:30 AM Mass that was celebrated with the Sisters, Associates, family and friends in the motherhouse chapel. Presiding over the liturgy was Father Timothy Kummerer, pastor of All Saints Parish New Reiegel and St. Patrick and St. Andrew in Bascom. Sister Jacquelyn Doepker, Community Minister of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio received her first vows which were taken for three years. A brunch and reception followed the liturgy.

Sister Marcia has been living as a novice with a small group of Tiffin Franciscans in Tiffin for the past year while serving as the Pastoral Associate of Music and Worship for All Saints Parish in New Riegel, and St. Patrick and St. Andrew in Bascom.

Tiffin Franciscans Celebrate Golden Jubilee

June 9, 2013

The Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio, will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of their sisters on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Motherhouse chapel located in Tiffin, Ohio. Those celebrating are Sister Christine Bielenda and Sister Peg Bishop. Sister Peg Bishop, also known as Sister Jeanne Marie Bishop, is the daughter of the late Maynard and Virginia (Jean) Marie (Grachek) Bishop, of St. Joseph Parish, Fremont, Ohio. August 12, 1963 was the date of her Profession.Sr. Peg Bishop. 2013 Jubilee Sister Peg served in elementary education as a teacher in Ohio at Seneca-Huron School, Bismark; St. John’s School, Delphos; and New Cleveland School, New Cleveland. In Toledo, Ohio she served as the Program Administrator for the LaGrange Achievement Program. Her experience in education led her into parish ministry where she served as the Religion Program Director for St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Toledo, Ohio. Sister Peg later worked in the area of Religious Education. She served as Religious Education Director for Paulding and Cecil, Ohio; Director of the Diocesan Religious Education Center in Defiance, Ohio; Northwest Diocesan Religious Education Center Consultant in Defiance, Ohio; and as Diocesan Director of Religious Education in Davenport, Iowa. Read the rest of this entry »

Blessing—Little Portion Green

On Sunday, June 2, 2013 over 50 people assembled for the Blessing and Dedication of the completed Little Portion Green Strawbale House.  Sister Jacquelyn Doepker welcomed  everyone and Sister Jane Frances Omlor offered a reflection on the scope of the project and dedication and commitment of the donors and volunteers over the last 4 years.  As the participants invoked the blessing of the four directions as well as Mother Earth and Father Sky, 13 children whose ancestors were from all over the world blessed the site.


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