Sisters of St. Francis
P.O. Box 100
22143 Main Street, Oldenburg, IN 47036
812-934-2475
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Welcome

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.

Recently Added

Season of Creation Reflection September 16-20

As Sisters and Associates of St. Francis we have over the years taken a stance on various social justice issues.  Our stance on Care of Creation is one of these documents we try to live each day individually and corporately.  Please join us this week during this season by using the prayer/reflection included below.  This week’s reflection is center… [ Read More ]

New Associates and Jubilee Celebration

Associates who celebrated their 15th or 25th anniversaries were recognized and received the, “Blessing of St. Clare,” during the 9:30 mass on Sunday, September 8th. Associate Jubilarians, their families and friends are invited to Oldenburg each year to gather for prayer, to share a meal together and to welcome the new Associates. There are two new… [ Read More ]

Retreat with Jan Phillips

Becoming a prophetic person starts with spiritual practice.  It moves from silence to thought to word to action.  When our words and actions are rooted in our spiritual commitment, we become a light to the world and a force for good.  This retreat day is an entry point into our own deep wisdom. Oldenburg Franciscan Center is offering this retreat d… [ Read More ]

HealthRhythms: Empowerment and Drumming

On Saturday, September 14, 2019 Oldenburg Franciscan Center is offering a fun and interesting way to empower yourself.  From 10:00 AM to 12:00 come empower your health in this unique form of expression.  No musical experience is necessary.  Come aid in boosting your immune system, increase endorphins, relieve stress, improve memory functions and ha… [ Read More ]

Season of Creation Reflection, September 8 – 14

As Sisters and Associates of St. Francis we have over the years taken a stance on various social justice issues.  Our stance on Care of Creation is one of these documents we try to live each day individually and corporately.  Please join us this week during this season by using the prayer/reflection included below.  These will change each week duri… [ Read More ]

Pray With Us

Our Weekly Reflection

First Reading: Exodus: 32:7-11, 13-14
Psalm Response: Psalm   51: 3-4, 12-13, 17, 19
Second Reading: Timothy  1: 12-17
Gospel: Luke  15: 1-32

Our Gospel story today tells us that the “onlookers” were eagerly drawing near, to listen to Jesus’ stories.  Putting this into modern day activities, when movies and DVD’s are “all the go”. it’s like a movie theater that is packed full of people anticipating a Triple Feature movie, and you are among the crowd. Some parts of the movie reminds you of happenings in your own life, and you keep watching each scene….the farmer among his favorite animals….; the woman who proudly had told neighbors about her treasure…. and the gentleman who so proudly had bragged to all, about his family. Finally, all Three Features have a happy ending! It seems like just one story from Jesus, wasn’t enough to convey the happy ending!

One same theme seemed to run through the three features:

*  A constant daily search for what meant so much to each of them…(sheep, coin, son)

*  The main character never gave up.

*  The lost didn’t realize, until almost too late, how precious it was.

Could we now make a Fourth Feature, with you as the main character, the Seeker or sometimes the Sought-after?

Prayer:
Generous Father, please help me to remember, and appreciate, that I am the Seeker, and other times the Sought-after, as I eagerly look forward to a Happy Ending!

Lorraine Geis, OSF