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

Update: Sunday Liturgies

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Until renovations are completed in our chapel, Sunday liturgies will be held in the Upper Room in the convent.  Guides will be at the ramp door to direct the way. Thank you.

Winter Activity at Michaela Farm

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It may be winter all around us, but at Michaela Farm there is plenty of activity.  We may not be plowing or harvesting, but winter is a time of sprucing up the place and making needed repairs now that there is a little breathing space. As we move deeper into the winter here at the Farm, we are moving ahead with normal work and repairs.  Life here i… [ Read More ]

A Desire to Follow the Way

By: S. Annette Grisley
As we were looking forward to celebrating our Founding Day, S. Helen Eckrich passed quietly from this life to eternal life with her loving God. We can imagine Mother Theresa welcoming her not only because it was our Founding Day, but also because it was Helen’s feast day. Helen was born at home in Wilmington, Delaware, to Matthew and Margaret Eckri… [ Read More ]

Whole-souled

By: S. Barb Leonhard
169 years ago today, Mother Theresa Hackelmeier arrived in Oldenburg, and our Community was founded.  It seems that 169 years is not so long ago in     the greater scheme of things.   But when I put this date into a historical setting, I realized that in 1851 there were only 31 States in the Union.  The CA gold rush was drawing people to the West;… [ Read More ]

Our Epiphany Reflection

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The Feast of the Epiphany is the day of our founding.  Little did we know the thousands upon thousands of people of God we would serve these one hundred and sixty nine years.  These people and those they also came into contact with are the body of Christ our founder envisioned when she came to this little town in the middle of nowhere Indiana. Toda… [ Read More ]

Remembering at Christmas

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The Sisters and Associates would like you to know we remember not only the coming of Jesus in history, but the coming of Jesus in all of you today.  May you know how important you are to us and our gratitude for being part of our lives.  During these days of Christmas may we all remember the quiet coming of one who would change the world as we know… [ Read More ]

Holidays Under the Spires

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Every year for the past 17 years the town of Oldenburg has celebrated the coming of the holidays surrounding Christmas.  Join in the festivities on December 7, 2019 and tour the unique shops, restaurants, choral performances and activities happening throughout the day and evening.  The Boar’s Head Festival is held in Holy Family Church in the heart… [ Read More ]

Michaela Farm in the Holiday Spirit

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Michaela Farm is a ministry of the Sisters and produces naturally farmed produce and eggs for the local communities.  We have caught the holiday spirit and planned ahead so we have fresh lettuce and carrots and shelled pecans right now in the farm store!  Come and walk the farm in this crisp weather and stop at the farm store all decked out for the… [ Read More ]

A Holiday Vision of Oldenburg circa 1951

By: Joe Adams
Every once in a while we uncover a gem in the archives department. Here is one of them describing the town of Oldenburg, IN in 1951.  Although Oldenburg has moved into the 21st century the exterior of the town and convent look much the same today.  We thought you might enjoy this article from a newspaper in the fifties by Joe Adams. With a simple f… [ Read More ]

With Gratitude

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The Sisters and Associates of St. Francis give thanks today for all of the graces and blessings God has bestowed on us.  You are our greatest blessing.  Because of your love and support in myriad ways we are who we are and are able to minister as compassionate women of God for 168 years starting in the village of Oldenburg, Indiana. We ask God’s bl… [ 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