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

Ministries

Music in Heaven Abounds

By: S. Delouise Menges
In the early hours of January 7, just as the Epiphany star departed the heavens, our beloved Sister Mary Gloria Gallagher made her ecstatic flight to God, the cause of her joy and the source of her music-filled heart.  Imagine the delight she discovered as, free from all limitations, she found herself in the warmth and glory of God’s presence!  Sur… [ Read More ]

Convent Tours

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On December 27, 2018 you are invited for the annual Convent Tours at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN.  Visit with the Associates and Sisters while enjoying the trees from around the world, tours of the convent and refreshments. 6:00-8:00 PM

Christmas Blessing and Invitation

By: S. Michelle Corliss
The Wonder of Christmas is upon us once again.  The Sisters and Associates wish you a blessed Christmas with the following: The ancient story revealed…an angel’s visit, a young woman’s Yes, a pilgrim journey and Emmanuel, Jesus Christ is with us.  Heaven and Earth cry out with JOY! Join us in our Christmas celebration at Mass on December 25.  Car… [ Read More ]

Reflection in the Season of Advent

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As we wait in this season of Advent we invite you to reflect on the following quote from the twenty first chapter of Jeremiah, verse 13 as we prepare the way of the Lord. “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”

Michaela Farm Under the Spires

By: S. Michelle Corliss
Saturday, December 1, 2018 marks the celebration of the Village of Oldenburg in Southeastern Indiana called “Under the Spires”.  Join Michaela Farm, one of the Sisters’ supported ministries right on the edge of Oldenburg, in joining in this festive day!  The farm store will be open and we have shelled and unshelled pecans, shelled English and black… [ Read More ]

A Season of Gratitude

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We, the Oldenburg Sisters and Associates, thank you for your support in helping us in our ministry to live out the gospel of Jesus in the twenty-first century.  We appreciate your help, your volunteering, your unflagging enthusiasm and your joining us in making the love of God real in the world today. Such a calling cannot be done in isolation and… [ Read More ]

Oldenburg Holidays Under the Spires

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On December 1, 2018 the town of Oldenburg celebrates its unique take on the holidays.  Come join the town and the Sisters in the pure joy of the season.  The shops and restaurants will be open for business with one-of-a-kind gifts with a German flair.  Soak up the atmosphere and come to the Motherhouse for our cookie walk; visit our chapel for the… [ Read More ]

Honoring St. Francis

By: S. Michelle Corliss
Happy St. Francis Day to you all!  The Sisters and Associates of St. Francis, Oldenburg, wish you a day of joy in celebrating care for Creation, the sacredness of earth and all its people.  It is our mission and ministry to follow the way of the Gospel…the way St. Francis honored all of God’s creation with compassion, dignity and love. Thank you… [ Read More ]

An Irish Blessing

By: S. Christa Franzer
Dear Sisters and Associates, Co-Workers, Family, and Friends, “When your time comes, may you be given every blessing and shelter that you need. May there be a beautiful welcome for you in the home that you are going to.” This excerpt from John O’Donohue’s “Irish Blessing for Death” seemed so very appropriate to whisper at Sister Marietta’s bedside… [ Read More ]

Reunited After 80 Years

By: S. Delouise Menges
Quietly and peacefully, our beloved Sister Irvin Marie heard the summons of her Bridegroom and, at 2:45 A.M. on this 80th anniversary of her entrance into the Oldenburg Franciscan Community, she was lifted to the waiting arms of God! How fitting that, as the Church honored the Birthday of Mary, Sister Irvin Marie was born into eternal life! How jub… [ Read More ]
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