Sisters of St. Francis
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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

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 ]

Climate Change Action

The Sisters are engaging in a cooperative effort to draw attention to the global climate change crisis.  They are participating in a call for public action/strikes the week of September 20-27 to bring the crisis to our attention.  We will be holding a prayer service on September 20 at 12:45 PM in the Motherhouse chapel and you are invited to join u… [ Read More ]

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 ]