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

Navajo Mission of St. Mary’s Receives Mural

By: Chriss Murphy
Chriss Murphy, of Trinity Artistic Creations Expressions, created this mural in celebration of St. Mary Mission’s 100th Anniversary in 2020 where S. Pat Bietsch and S. Marlene Kochert minister in New Mexico. In Chriss’ own words she describes why she created the mural.  “Here is the finished mural that I’ve been blessed to create at St. Mary Missio… [ Read More ]

S. Claire’s Ministry focuses on Care of Creation

By: S. Claire Whalen
S. Claire Whalen, osf has discovered a ministry in Indiana that saves energy, helps our planet and serves the future needs of local communities and homeowners. She is deeply involved with the statewide solarizing program to offer information sessions and incentives for homeowners and businesses to consider using solar energy to reduce their carbon… [ Read More ]

New Leadership Team Begins Ministry

By: Sue Siefert
As of July 1, 2018, the Sisters of St. Francis welcome a new leadership team to ministry for the term 2018-2024.  The Sisters were elected at the Sisters’ Chapter of Elections on April 15, 2018.  (Left to Right) They are S. Annette Grisley, S. Christa Franzer, S. Barbara Leonhard and S. Delouise Menges. S. Christa Franzer will lead the Community as… [ Read More ]

S. Lavonne Long “Gave a Little Extra”

By: S. Margie Niemer
“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in    our life, or in the life of another.”     Helen Keller… Having done the best she could for ninety-six years, Sister Lavonne Long died peacefully on the morning of June 15, 2018. The third child of David and Nora (Mullins) Long, Lavonne grew up in Rushville, Indiana. After gr… [ Read More ]

Dedication is What It’s Called

By: Sister Rita Thomas, OSF
Greetings from Missouri My call to Religious life began during my senior year in High School.  Being taught by the Franciscan sisters in grade school and the Loretto sisters in high school meant I had to choose which community to enter.  Sr. Janice, SL told me it did not matter which community I chose, what mattered was to answer His call.  I chose… [ Read More ]

MINISTRY IN REAL LIFE

By: S. Susan Marie Pleiss
For many students, spring break is a vacation, a chance to step away from the stresses of daily life. But last year, sophomores Mary Carper and Kaylee Bluethmann embarked on Marian University’s (Indianapolis) alternative spring break to Campton, Kentucky, and their experience wasn’t exactly a walk on the beach. Perhaps for the first time in their l… [ Read More ]

SHARING A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

By: S. Bridget Arnold
I grew up on a small family farm in Evansville, Indiana, with a house full of brothers and sisters. I learned the joy of relating to my family, the animals and the earth’s bounty. I returned to Evansville in 1987 and have taught at St. Joseph’s School since then. I teach second grade at St. Joe’s and try to impart to my students a respect for and j… [ Read More ]

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

By: S. Ruth Ann Eggering
Working for St. Elizabeth Adult Day Care allows me to continue nursing in an area that is most needed at this time. Many times those who are in need of assistance for a family member who is challenged find Adult Day Care just what many doctors recommend. Adult Day Care assists the participant and the family to continue living in a familiar environm… [ Read More ]

WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE

By: S. Janet Linz
S. Janet Linz, osf, and Julie Wilke are co-directors of the Lavatus Powell Program in conjunction with Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati, OH. LPP is an outstanding comprehensive program developed by S. Janet to aid students in growing into well-grounded, enthusiastic young men and women. The students are exposed to a huge array of mentors, t… [ Read More ]

PLAY TIME WITH PATTI

By: S. Patti Zureick
After teaching Kindergarten and first grades for 25 years, I decided to change my ministry, but to continue working with children in another way. I currently minister as a Professional Counselor at Mercy Professional Services (MPS) in Cincinnati, OH. MPS was created to minister to those who are experiencing a need for emotional healing. MPS serves… [ 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