December 18, 1916, Mother Mary Adelaide and a group of Franciscan sisters from Rochester, Minnesota, arrived in Sylvania, Ohio, at the request of Bishop Joseph Schrembs of the Toledo diocese. These Catholic nuns became the original Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, in 1930. Mother Mary Adelaide was the founder of this new order. The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, dedicated themselves to charity and educational activities in northwestern Ohio, including establishing Lourdes College. Courtesy of Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio.
Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio
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