Sisters of St. Francis
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812-934-2475
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Sisters of St. Francis
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

Pope Francis and U.S. Bishops Respond to George Floyd’s Killing

“I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of Mr George Floyd. My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life. At the same time, we have to recognize that “the violen… [ Read More ]

Join us in honoring Palestinian health care workers, June 1

Just World Educational invites you to join the “virtual photo booth for solidarity” campaign launched by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to honor Palestinian health care workers on June 1. This campaign marks the second anniversary of the killing of Razan al-Najjar, 20, a medic in Gaza treating wounded protesters as part of the Great… [ Read More ]

LCWR Condemns Killing of George Floyd

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly condemns the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation. Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live in fear, all whose dignity is threatened. The continued k… [ Read More ]

A Rosary for Vulnerable People on the Move

We encourage you to join the Migration and Refugee Services and pray a daily Rosary for Vulnerable People on the Move. This Rosary will provide reflections on various vulnerable migrant populations. Recently, the Holy Father invited Catholics and all people of goodwill to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary in solidarity of seeking intercessi… [ Read More ]

HIAS Student Refugee Virtual Book Club

If you’re looking for some good books for younger children, check out this list from HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). From the organization’s name you can guess that these books are age appropriate stories on the subject of worldwide refugees. HIAS has created this list for possible virtual book clubs; OR maybe you’d like to do grandparent and… [ Read More ]

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 ]