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

Christian Love and Gentleness

By: S. Annette Grisley
While celebrating the 4th of July with family, there was a sudden change in Sister Sharon Marie’s health. A trip to the local hospital was followed by a move to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  The next day, surrounded by family and classmates, S. Sharon Marie passed on to eternal life with her Creator. Sharon Marie was born Sandra Anne Blank… [ Read More ]

We Are Grateful

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Thank you for your generosity in supporting our need for a mobility van for the Sisters in St. Clare Hall, our healthcare center.  Because of your care for them we have been able to purchase a used mobility van to aid in transporting the Sisters to their healthcare appointments.  This allows us to meet their unique needs and rely less on ambulance… [ Read More ]

Ministering to Our Elder Sisters

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Ministering to others is our mission and charism.  Ministering to the older Sisters within the community is also an important mission. Ministering to the needs of our aging community of Sisters requires a major portion of both our human and financial resources.  Many of our Sisters who have returned to Oldenburg, along with a staff of healthcare co… [ Read More ]

Spirituality and Support

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The Sisters’ ministry reaches a variety of people and places.  Two places especially important to the Sisters are our sponsorship and support of our Spirituality Centers: Oldenburg Franciscan Center and Nia Kuumba.  These centers provide opportunities for spiritual and personal growth for the people who come seeking a deeper relationship with God a… [ Read More ]

Food for Body and Soul

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Michaela Farm is a ministry of the Sisters located just two blocks from the Motherhouse in Oldenburg, IN.  It is primarily a farm providing produce and eggs to the neighboring communities and in their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  The farm has recently moved the farm store to a more central location on the farm easily accessible t… [ Read More ]

S. Jean Marie Cleveland, Maintaining Connections

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S. Jean Marie Cleveland was recognized by Marian University in Indianapolis with the “Servant Leadership” award during the University’s Academic Honors Breakfast and Awards ceremony. This honor recognizes S. Jean Marie’s years of dedication to the students, faculty, staff and the entire Marian University community by carrying out the important work… [ Read More ]

S. Jeri Fuhrmann, Creating Beauty

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S. Jeri Fuhrmann was proclaimed a “Companion in Mission” of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The announcement noted that the recognition was given in honor of S. Jeri’s efforts in being “instrumental in enhancing the prayer life of the Sisters through the planning of liturgies at their health care center.  In addition to being a team player, she… [ Read More ]

S. Claire Whalen, Environmentalist

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S. Claire Whalen was among the 10 Hoosier Resilience Heroes honored on Earth Day 2019 by the Environmental Resilience Institute founded as part of Indiana University’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative. S. Claire was recognized for her efforts in “working to make the state more resilient in the face of environmental chang… [ Read More ]

S. Marge Wissman, Prophetic Voice

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S. Marge Wissman was honored with the Peacemaker Award at the Franciscan Federation Conference in June. S. Marge has been a prophetic voice to and for our Sisters as she has served as Director of our Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office. In addition to her role within our Community she has served as chair of the Franciscan Federation Jus… [ Read More ]

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 ]
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