Sisters of St. Francis
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812-934-2475
Mailing Address:
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

Annual Gathering of IJPC in Cincinnati

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center of Cincinnati is sponsoring their annual gathering.  Following is an introduction to the keynote speaker. On November 15th, IJPC will host Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. His keynote address will cap IJPC’s annual gathering. Du… [ Read More ]

Ten Ways to Fight Hate

Hate in America has become commonplace!  It is acted out by individuals and/or groups who feel they must kill or confront those who are not the same race, religion, disabled, sexual orientation, or other characteristics.  Bias is a human condition and American history is rife with prejudice.  When bias motivates an unlawful act, it is considered a… [ Read More ]

Season of Creation Week Three

The third week of Season of Creation reflects on the goodness and bounty of Mother Earth calling us to treasure the fruits, flowers and earth herself.  The reflection begins with the words of Laudato Si’ and reminds us to remember we are of earth. Laudato Si:  “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us… [ Read More ]

Season of Creation Week Two

This is the reflection for the second week of the Season of Creation coming from Laudato Si’.  Laudato Si:  So, what [we] all need is an “ecological conversion”,  whereby the effects of [our] encounter  with Jesus become  evident  in [our] relationship with the world around  [us]. Living our vocation to be protectors  of God’s handiwork  is essenti… [ Read More ]

Climate Justice March

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A march for “climate justice” will be held in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, September 8. Solarize Indiana is organizing the local march in conjunction with the worldwide Peoples Climate March. The worldwide demonstration is a large-scale activist event to advocate action against climate change. March organizer Sister Claire Whale… [ Read More ]

Death Penalty is “Inadmissible…An Attack on the Dignity of the Human Person”

Pope Francis often spoke out against the Death Penalty.  In an address to the US Congress in 2015, he called for the global abolition of capital punishment.  Popes before him have spoken out against the Death Penalty:  When visiting St. Louis in 1999, Pope John Paul the II called the death penalty “cruel” and “unnecessary”; Pope Benedict XVI also a… [ Read More ]

Oldenburg Franciscans Celebrate the Season of Creation

September 1 – October 4, 2018 As you know, Pope Francis released the Laudato Si’ encyclical in 2015.  This encyclical issued a powerful message on our moral responsibility to take action on behalf of all creation. This month Pope Francis made a special request-“that we may take good care of creation, a gift freely given-cultivating and protecting i… [ Read More ]

Associate Clare Bain’s Work at the Border

Associate Clare Bain and her daughter recently traveled to the Texas border last month to work with the immigrants there. We volunteered at a center run by Catholic Charities in McAllen, Texas. The immigrants we saw had been processed and released by ICE, many with ankle bracelets to track them. At the center, they were counseled one at a time, to… [ Read More ]

Francis and the Sultan/Franciscan Federation

Some of us returned recently from the Franciscan Federation Gathering in Buffalo, New York.  The topic this year was Franciscans and Muslims: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future.  The speakers were Franciscan Sister Kathy Warren and Franciscan Father Michael Calabria.  Following is an article from the Global Sisters Report written by… [ Read More ]

Poor People’s Campaign

Poor People’s campaign was a project Martin Luther King Jr.  was working on when he was assassinated in 1968.  In describing this campaign, Dr. King saw it as a shift from the “reform movement” of desegregation and voting rights to a “revolutionary movement” that would demand nothing less than a “radical redistribution of economic and political pow… [ Read More ]