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P.O. Box 100
22143 Main Street
Oldenburg, IN 47036

Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation

“There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried, said St. Oscar Romero.”

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office is a ministry of the Sisters of St.Francis. Because we live in a world ripped apart by many divisions there is a critically urgent need for all of us to be educated on issues. Then the need follows  foeach of us to step forward together taking action with and on behalf of those whose voices are ignored and marginalized. We are called to be prayerful and prophetic; we are called to stand up with all of our sisters and brothers/all of creation.

May each of us cry, see, pray and actively participate in bringing about the reality of Jesus’ gospel message – a message that resonates with all major religions.

Noella Poinsette, osf
Director of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
P.O.Box 100
Oldenburg, IN 47036

npoinsette@oldenburgosf.com

812-933-6409

 

Sisters of St. Francis
Contact Us
812-934-2475
Mailing Address:
Sisters of St. Francis
P.O. Box 100
22143 Main Street
Oldenburg, IN 47036

Embracing the Uncertainty: What I Learned From My Evacuation During The 2014 Ebola Outbreak

(FROM THE IGNATIAN SOLIDARITY NETWORK) Author:  Josh Utter | March 17, 2020… As I continue to see more cancellations and postponements announced as a result of COVID-19, my heart goes out to all those whose hard work in the classroom or on the basketball court has ended in an unexpected flash. For one thing, it seems unfair to be deprived of a ce… [ Read More ]

Notes Written to Detainees in Georgia

Recently under the direction of Justice and Peace Coordinator Noella Poinsette, several Sisters gathered to design and write cards to immigration detainees at the Stewart Center in Georgia. This was in conjunction with a project being done in a local area of El Refugio. Notes were written in English, and some in Spanish, to simply let detainees kno… [ Read More ]

S. Carmen de Barros Scholarship

Every year the Sisters of St. Francis sponsor a scholarship for latinx students who are interested in attending a Catholic high school and would like an opportunity to apply for a scholarship.  Please read below for information.  The attached links below will give you all the information you need regarding the scholarship and application. This scho… [ Read More ]

Students Experience Las Posadas

Noella Poinsette, Justice and Peace Coordinator, helped the students of Oldenburg Academy (located next to the Sisters’ Motherhouse in Oldenburg) experience what it’s like to be rejected when seeking shelter as Mary and Joseph when they were looking for lodging as in the Christmas story with which we are all familiar.  The four freshman religion cl… [ Read More ]

National Migration Week 2020

U.S. Catholic Church Stands in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees Observation of National Migration Week: January 5-11, 2020 The following article is taken from the USCCB website quoting Pope Francis’ recent statement of immigration.  We print it here to state why this week is set aside to bring attention to the needs of immigrants world over…. [ Read More ]

The Children Really Are the Future

When it comes to what we are to be concerned about and spend our time on, the children of this world come to the forefront.  Homelessness and childhood are a major concern in this age.  You will find an article from the New York Times which highlights the lives of two children indicative of this massive problem in the United States and around the w… [ Read More ]

Somewhere: World Children’s Day

Let us be aware that November 20th is World Children’s Day.  The video is produced by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).  The purpose is to contribute and promote international collaboration to increase international respect for human rights and justice.  The video is beautiful – singing and photos.  See belo… [ Read More ]

Season of Creation Reflection September 30-October 4

The following is offered as a suggested reflection for the final week of the Season of Creation for 2019.  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 th… [ Read More ]

It’s All About Fear

World Migrant and Refugee Day for 2019 is September 29.  Join us in this concern and justice issue so evident in our world today. The following is an excerpt from Pope Francis’s message for World Migrant and Refugee Day.  He implores Christians to look inside themselves and develop dispositions that will allow them to embrace their vocation to welc… [ Read More ]

Season of Creation Reflection September 21-28

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 we give thanks and cons… [ Read More ]