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

Ministries

To God You Are a Work of Art

By: S. Christa Franzer
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”  This philosophy of 19th century post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh might easily represent our Sister Sandra’s vision as well. The canvas of Sandy’s life began with her birth on May 19, 1942 to Vincent and Doris Schweitzer, residents of Cincinnati’s Northside German parish of St. Boniface.  World… [ Read More ]

National Nursing Week 2019

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The Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, want to recognize the nurses and nurses’ aids that minister with the Sisters in St. Clare Hall, the retirement center at the Motherhouse.  Their skill and dedication does not go unnoticed by those who live there, nor by those who work along side them.  The nurses and nurses’ aids bring compassion, skill and mu… [ Read More ]

Hoosier Resilience Hero

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S. Claire Whalen, Sister of St. Francis, Oldenburg, was honored during Earth Week by being named a Hoosier Resilience Hero by the Environmental Resilience Institute, a part of Indiana University’s Prepared for Environmental Changes Grand Challenge Initiative.  The Initiative honored ten heroes who show leadership in working toward making a positive… [ Read More ]

A Gift She Offered to All

By: S. Delouise Menges
In the final hours of Easter Sunday, April 21, while the faithful celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus, our beloved S. Ruth Ann Wirtz was called to share in His new life in all its fullness.  What a joyful passage she must have experienced as she made her way to the light and glory of heaven!  We can only imagine the delightful reunion that must ha… [ Read More ]

What Dreams May Come

By: S. Christa Franzer
With the Resurrection on the distant horizon, our Sister Mary Stella Gampfer journeyed to her God to celebrate the Holy Week festivities in a grand style befitting Stella herself. Carolyn entered the stage on February 25, 1938 as the second child of Charles and Rose Mary Gampfer.  She was already introduced to the Sisters of St. Francis when her ol… [ Read More ]

Every Day a Surprise

By: S. Annette Grisley
In the final moments of March 29, at 11:25 PM, our Sister Donna DeMange slipped peacefully from her room in St. Clare Hall to the waiting arms of our God. S. Donna appeared close to death while at Mercy West Hospital in January.  At that time, she declared her readiness to move on to heaven. But when her condition improved, Donna chose to return to… [ Read More ]

Women’s Day: Women of Light

By: S. Olga Wittekind
On April 6, 2019, the Sisters’ spirituality center, Oldenburg Franciscan Center, will be sponsoring a day of reflection on the dignity and sacredness of all things woman.  It is a day of enlightenment with a keynote address and activities that will feed the body and soul.  The day runs 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the center and includes the following: Key… [ Read More ]

Where’s Your Food Come From?

By: S. Michelle Corliss
Michaela Farm is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg.  The farm raises produce using natural farming practices in accordance with our commitment to Care of Creation.  The farm has a CSA program each Summer, and it is starting now. What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is a great way for a community to kno… [ Read More ]

Feeding Body and Soul

By: S. Michelle Corliss
Today, March 14, is National Ag Day and the theme is Agriculture: Food for Life.  This day celebrates and gives thanks for the hard work of American farmers.  They provide food, sustenance, fiber, fuel and much more.  The Sisters of St. Francis, in Oldenburg Indiana, give thanks for being part of the backbone of America today.  Michaela Farm, a sma… [ Read More ]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

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Women make up half the population in the United States and throughout the world.  History is filled with stories about the contribution of women in science, medicine, society, etc. Often these stories are overlooked or overshadowed by others who take the limelight.  The month of March has been set aside to honor women’s vital presence and contribut… [ 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