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.


S. Karla Barker, OSF

S. Karla Barker died on September 17, 2014 at the Oldenburg Motherhouse.  Visitation is 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Liturgy of Christian Burial is at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 22 in the Motherhouse chapel.  To read her memorial letter, click here.

Join the Friars for Transitus!
October 3, 2014

Join the Friars of St. John the Baptist Province in Cincinnati, OH for a celebration of the Transitus of St. Francis. It will be held at St. Anthony Shrine on October 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. A reception follows. Click here for more information and reservations.


Franciscan Fun Day!

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Thanks to everyone who helped make the day enjoyable and to everyone who brought family and friends for a day at the 'burg!  We were delighted that you came!

Join our Fall CSA Program now!

Michaela Farm is sponsoring a Fall CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) program beginning the end of September. Join us now for weeks of fall harvest from our own produce using natural farming practices. Click here for full information and to register. Enjoy the bounty!


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