60th & 70th Jubilee Celebration

The Tiffin Franciscans celebrated anniversaries of Sisters’ profession of vows at evening vespers on June 10th followed by a festive dinner. 

Celebrating 60 Years ~ Sisters Gemma Fenbert and Jane Schimmoeller

Celebrating 70 Years ~ Sisters Francine Sartor and Laurene Toeppe

St. Francis Magazine Archives

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2016 Annual Report 

2016 Fall/Winter Magazine

Sr. Rita—Garden Winter Veggies (13ABC News)

Sr. Rita was featured on 13ABC news

The Catholic Exponent—Franciscan reflects on ministry to Hispanic community in Canton


Franciscan reflects on ministry to Hispanic community in Canton

Special to the Exponent

CANTON—Franciscan Sr. Karen Lindenberger finds herself moving between two different cultures most days–speaking two languages and balancing a variety of traditions.

Those who don't have as much energy might get tired or overwhelmed walking this cultural tightrope. Not Sister Karen. She is "just part of the family" as she leads the Hispanic ministry at St. Anthony/All Saints Parish.

One of nine children, Sister Karen grew up in a farm in northwest Ohio. When she was in elementary school, her grandparents passed away and she attended their funeral Masses at a very small perish in Peru, Ohio. There, she first encountered the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio.

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Project Peace—‘The Hebron Story’


‘The Hebron Story’ to show in Toledo

Documentary aims to show struggle for peace in West Bank town

Sister Paulette Schroeder, a Tiffin Franciscan, was in Hebron in 2010 to monitor the interactions between Israel Defense Forces soldiers and residents of the Palestinian city in the West Bank.

The Israeli-controlled section of Hebron has security checkpoints. Soldiers also give protection to Israeli settlers.

Providing a nonviolent presence by being a monitor at the checkpoints was Sister Paulette’s job as a member of the Christian Peacemaker Team organization.

She had joined the team in part because “I thought it took courage and it struck a chord inside of me that had been wanting to be more risky with my life,” she said in the documentary film Ghost Town: The Hebron Story.

Sister Paulette had met the film’s director, Ellie Bernstein, in Hebron. Ms. Bernstein wanted to see the monitors’ involvement, she said in a phone interview from her home in Albany, N.Y. “I sort of begged [Sister Paulette]: ‘Can I go with you? Can I go with you? Can I go with you?’ And so, she said, basically, yes. When situations came up that they were alerted with, I could go with her and the team.”


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