Mission Statement:

"We, the Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, Oldenburg, are women of prayer, committed to the Gospel values as lived by St. Francis and Mother Theresa Hackelmeier. From our life in community we are sent to extend the mission of Jesus through our presence and service. Enlivened by a spirit of justice, reconciliation and peace, we collaborate with others in responding to the needs of the world."

We fulfill these words by being women of prayer in the ministries we do and the places where we are present. Since Vatican II opened the doors to the many needs of the world, we minister in education, parish ministry, social service, healthcare and social justice.

26th Annual Batesville Applefest!
sponsored by: Batesville Kiwanis

September 26 11AM-6PM
September 27 11AM-4PM

Liberty Park in Batesville, Indiana
Artisans and crafters will be selling handmade quilts, table linens, wreaths, floral arrangements, home decor, clothing, jellies, handmade bath and beauty products, fall mums and much more!  

Attractions include: Applefest Pageant, live entertainment, Pioneer Living Hands-On Learning Exhibit, carnival games, bouncies and trackless train rides for children. The Sisters of St. Francis will be selling homemade bread, cookies and caramel apples.  The Village Orchard will offer a variety of apples, cider and apple treats.

Concessions include everything from grilled tenderloins, pulled pork and smoked brisket/chicken to apple dumplings, apple pie, apple cobbler and more.  

The Applefest is held in Liberty Park in Batesville, Indiana. Join the city of Batesville and the Sisters for a day of fun, food and Fall!  

S. Mary Joel Franks, OSF
S. Mary Joel died peacefully at the Oldenburg Motherhouse on August 29, 2015.  To read her memorial letter click on "Resting in God" above left.

S. Ruth Greiwe, OSF
Two short weeks after celebrating her 75th jubilee as an Oldenburg Franciscan Sister, S. Ruth died peacefully on August 6th the Feast of the Transfiguration.  To read her memorial letter, click on the "Resting in God" link on the left.

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Sisters of St. Francis
PO Box 100 Oldenburg, IN 47036