Sisters of St. Francis

Father Joseph Bihn and Elizabeth Schaefer founded the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio, in 1869, just after the Civil War, to care for orphans and the elderly.

The Sisters of St. Francis today serve in a variety of ministries including care of the elderly, parish ministry, health care, education, retreat work, home mission outreach, and ministry in our foreign mission in Chiapas and Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Always vibrant in spirit, the Sisters of St. Francis continue to minister to the needs of the Church, discerning the needs of the times and the gifts they bring to the people of God.

Our vowed religious, novices and associates continue the Mission of Jesus in the Spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, rejoicing in our call as we live in the 21st century.