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

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office for the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg endeavors to live the Gospel by affirming our commitment to respond to the needs of the global family, especially all poor and marginalized people, living creatures and land.  We do this through the Catholic Social Justice Principles reflecting on Dignity and Respect for the Human Person, the Common Good, Preferential Option and Love for the Poor and Vulnerable, Dignity and Rights of Workers, and Stewardship of God’s Creation.

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

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 ]

Teaching Tolerance not Hate

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office would like to call your attention to the increasingly concerning issue of hate in the United States at this time.  It’s a difficult issue to discuss and even to admit it is a problem.  It seems hate groups are getting a lot of press coverage and teaching tolerance and respect for human beings as t… [ Read More ]

MSD Movement in Perspective

What happened at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School a little over a year ago has changed the face of how America sees the face of gun control, how violence in schools has become a household subject, and how teenagers can rally around a cause.  Much talk has occurred, but we forget how long it takes to enact change in our society.  The students of MSD… [ Read More ]

Commemoration of a Modern Day Martyr

This week, we commemorate the death of Sr. Dorothy Stang, “Martyr of the Amazon.”Sr. Dorothy was born in the United States, and a Sister of Notre Dame De Namer.  She moved to live with the poor in rural Brazil. There, she witnessed first-hand ranchers and loggers exploiting farmers and indigenous people, stealing land, cutting down forests, and mur… [ Read More ]

Prayer to End Human Trafficking

The plight of more people than we want to admit is often in the hands of others with no sense of the value of human beings and their innate freedom to determine their own fates.  With the feast of  St. Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of kidnapped and trafficked persons, we offer a prayer service and readings to use as you will to bring the evil… [ Read More ]

Why People Immigrate

With all we’ve heard about immigration in the past months the reasons people immigrate from Central America are often lost in the turmoil of the rest of the news.  Here you will find information on why people flee to the United States from Honduras, Guatemala and Salvador as well as the state of those countries at the present time.  Take a moment t… [ Read More ]

Ten Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2019

The Sierra Club has an article on the ten reasons to feel hopeful about climate change in 2019.  We invite you to read and reflect on these thoughts hoping they will encourage you to act in your part of the world.  Learn more at https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/10-reasons-feel-hopeful-about-climate-change-2019/.  Investigate other topics of intere… [ Read More ]

Climate Justice Moves Forward Slowly

The question to ask—did COP24 in Katowice, Poland, advance climate justice?  Yes and no!  Negotiators from over 190 counties agreed to keep the Paris agreement alive and completed most of the rules that countries would follow in reporting their pledges, but they were not able to heed scientists’ warning to step up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emis… [ Read More ]

Walking Toward Hope

With all the conflict and confusion over immigration these days it is important to remember that prayer can be helpful not only for people looking for safety, but for those working with them and those of us far from the borders of our country.  The Interfaith Immigration Coalition has prepared an Advent and Epiphany Devotional that you may find ins… [ Read More ]