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

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 ]

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 ]

Franciscan Approach to Season of Creation

If you would like to join us in celebrating the Season of Creation from a Franciscan point of view you might like to refer to the prayer and reflections attached here.  After the introduction you will find a prayer/reflection for each week using Franciscian themes and topics from September 1 to October 4. Pope Francis uses the phrase ‘integral ecol… [ Read More ]

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis wrote a letter espousing the importance of honoring earth and all its species for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1, 2019.  This letter begins a season of prayer calling for respect, reflection and action to reverse the violence done to our planet.  Please feel free to click on the link below to read and r… [ Read More ]

Season of Creation 2019

Every year from September 1st to October 4th there is an international period of celebration and intensification of prayer for creation. It is a global movement and you are invited to take part in this period of “honoring the Creator and loving creation and each other.”  The theme this year is protecting the web of life in all its variety. Each spe… [ Read More ]

Why We Do What We Do

One of the Chapter priorities that the Sisters of St. Francis are focusing on during the next five years is Poverty: Women and Children. Because of this we joined in a Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children on July 18 and on July 24 this photo was taken. This banner “Immigrants and Refugees Welcome” includes a graphic of the Holy Family flee… [ Read More ]

Action for Justice, July 18

The following is an invitation to participate in a national effort to call attention to the reality of what is happening to immigrant children.  Images of immigrant children detained in cages, separated from family members, and living in unsanitary, unhealthy conditions have outraged the nation in recent days. The faith community has decried this t… [ Read More ]

The Dignity of All

Recently several Sisters and Associates of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, traveled to Texas to work with the refugees coming over the border into the United States.  They stayed two weeks working with Catholic Charities.  Here is S. Noella Poinsette’s reflection on why she feels called to work with refugees bringing a compassionate presence… [ Read More ]

Earth Day 2019

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Protect Our Species”.  Every year we are more aware of the connection we as human beings have with every species on the planet.  We acknowledge our responsibility to the planet and all living things.  Rachel Carson stated: “In nature, nothing exists alone”.  The Sisters of St. Francis are dedicated to the miss… [ Read More ]

Standing Against Racism

The Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, belong to an organization called LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious).  This national group of women religious is sponsoring a campaign from April 3 – May 15, 2019 to bring the root causes and concerns on the subject of racism to the public’s attention.  Each Wednesday they will post a message to pr… [ Read More ]