Sisters of St. Francis
P.O. Box 100
22143 Main Street, Oldenburg, IN 47036
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Our 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.

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Families Belong Together

Even though six children and dozens of adults have died in U.S. immigration custody, ICE continues to hold children and families in family jails with confirmed COVID-19 cases. By holding these families in unsanitary jails — which Judge Gee described as “on fire” — ICE is cruelly playing with their lives. While Judge Gee has now ordered the releas… [ Read More ]

Remarks on the Suspension of Due Process at the Border

25 June 2020 | Ciudad Juárez​ Remarks on the Suspension of Due Process at the Border (excerpts) – Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz …Are there risks to me leaving the security of my home to come here during this time of pandemic? Of course there are, but whatever risks I have taken today are nothing in comparison to the suffering being faced by those who are… [ Read More ]

Ignatian Prayer Vigil for Lamentation and Racial Justice

The Ignatian Solidarity Network invites you to experience our Virtual Prayer Vigil for Lamentation and Racial Justice broadcast on the one month anniversary of the killing of George Floyd (June 25, 2020). The virtual vigil offers an opportunity for each of us, members of the Ignatian family, to experience shared prayer across our network to lament… [ Read More ]

Rest in Peace S. Norma Rocklage, OSF

Dear Sisters and Associates, Co-workers, Family, and Friends, “It is a moral imperative for us to share what we have with other people, to love each other not just in words but in giving what we have. The service we do helps us to come close to God and experience God.” Such is the conviction that Sister Norma Rocklage expressed upon receiving one o… [ Read More ]

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Our Weekly Reflection


Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading:  Zechariah 9:9-10
Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14
Second Reading:  Romans 8:9, 11-13
Gospel:  Matthew 11:25-30

In the reading from Zechariah we are reminded that sometimes we have expectations and
desires for what we want God to do for us that are different from what God wants to do for us.
As we see in the Gospel passage from Matthew, it is the ordinary people to whom Jesus reveals himself.
Humility is key for anyone wishing to be a follower of Jesus.
How often do we struggle with a great weight of worry about ourselves or others?
Jesus promises that if we keep company with him our burdens will be lighter
and we will learn to live freely and lightly.

Jesus, you are our role model to be humble of heart.
You extend an invitation to help us find rest from our weariness and burdens.
Your love makes the yoke easier and the burden lighter.
We thank you for your encouraging presence with us now and forever.

Rose Marie Weckenmann, OSF