Sisters of St. Francis
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812-934-2475
Mailing Address:
Sisters of St. Francis
P.O. Box 100
22143 Main Street
Oldenburg, IN 47036

Ministries

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 ]

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 the Sisters’ chapel in the even… [ Read More ]

She Walked in Beauty

By: S. Delouise Menges
Sister Pat had enjoyed some pumpkin pie on Saturday evening, showing some positive signs of progress as she underwent tests at Rehoboth Hospital in Gallup, NM.  But recovery was not to be.  Unexpectedly, in the early hours of November 17, Sister Pat turned over her spirit to God and entered the joys of the heavenly kingdom.  There, we know she smil… [ Read More ]

Always Sharing

By: S. Annette Grisley
Early on the evening of November 7, shortly after sunset, S. Ruth Breig (S. Rose Michael) passed quietly from this life to eternal life. The twilight drew her gently into the joy of being held in the palm of God’s hand for she knew that she was precious in God’s eyes. Ruth Brieg was born into a home that was full and busy. Her parents, John and Emm… [ Read More ]

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By: S. Barbara Leonhard
At 10 o’clock Sunday morning, October 6, Sister Francis Joan Clements gently released her spirit into oneness with God.  Just moments before, those of us in chapel heard the words of the first reading, “Stir into flame the gift of God that you have been given” (2 Tm 1:6). Francis Joan had spent her life stirring her gifts into flame and generously… [ Read More ]

The Best

By: S. Christa Franzer
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord will award to me. . .”  – 2 Timothy 4: 7-8 Just a few hours after our October 4 feast day celebration, our Franciscan “race enthusiast” journeyed toward her own finish line, with victory in sight. R… [ Read More ]

Being a Peace-Presence

By: S. Christa Franzer
The Sisters and Associates of St. Francis, Oldenburg, celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4th.  This is a time of great celebration, but also one of reflection on our mission as peace-makers with all people and all creation.  The following is a letter from our Congregational Minister, S. Christ Franzer, with words of peace and c… [ Read More ]

Michaela Farm

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The Sisters support Michaela Farm as a ministry that witnesses to our Care of Creation mission.  The farm is located in Oldenburg, IN and offers fresh, local produce using natural farming practices.  The Community Supported Agriculture program has just drawn to a close as of this week, but the ministry doesn’t stop there!  The farm continues to har… [ Read More ]

A Special Request

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Our ministry extends to include the care of our elder Sisters in our Oldenburg Motherhouse.  In order to improve our ability to meet the needs of our Sisters receiving physical therapy at our Motherhouse, we are seeking donations to purchase a PhysioStep LTX Adaptive Recumbent Linear Cross Trainer  at an approximate cost of $4,000. We welcome donat… [ 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