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

Woman of Courage

By: S. Barb Leonhard
On Thursday, February 6, as quietly as the snow that had just begun to fall, Alice passed from this life into the loving embrace of God.  In the midst of our grief, we celebrate that now there is for her no more fear, no more pain, no more struggle. Alice was born at home in Sunman, Indiana to Frances and Louis Retzner on March 3, 1942.  She wrote… [ Read More ]

A Model of Simplicity

By: S. Delouise Menges
In the stillness of this winter morning, before the first hints of the dawning day, our beloved Sister Francis Assisi Kennedy peacefully breathed her final act of love and surrender and passed into God’s eternal arms at 5:30 a.m.  Though her departure was unexpected, no one doubted that she was led into the radiance of her Beloved.  For those who k… [ Read More ]

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 ]
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