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

A Child of the Light

By: S. Christa Franzer
Dear Sisters and Associates, Co-Workers, Family, and Friends, The words to the opening song for our Sunday liturgy seemed to echo perfectly S. Francis Ann’s sentiments as she waited in a hospital bed during the early morning hours: “I want to walk as a child of the light.  I want to follow Jesus. I’m looking for the coming of Christ.  I want to be… [ Read More ]

Music in Her Heart

By: S. Delouise Menges
Dear Sisters and Associates, Co-Workers, Family and Friends, In the early hours of this day, August 5, while the quiet of the night surrounded a sleeping world, our beloved Sister Mary Ann Miles peacefully journeyed home to God.  Those of us who knew her musical heart are certain that her “flight” to the divine chambers was accompanied by joyous mu… [ Read More ]

Welcome In

By: S. Christa Franzer
Dear Sisters and Associates, Co-Workers, Family, and Friends, On the day of her 80th jubilee, our Sister Virginia Ann Streit wavered between an earthly remembrance and a heavenly feast.  Who can deny that she chose the better part as at 6:45 p.m. she accepted the latter invitation?  Actually, Virginia Ann had told individuals throughout this year t… [ Read More ]

Remembering Courage

By: S. Barb Leonhard
Dear Sisters, Associates, Co-workers, Family, and Friends, On Tuesday evening, July 23, Sister Justin Louise Stiker peacefully passed from this life into eternal life.  She is remembered as loving Jesus’s words, “Let the little ones come to me.”    (Mt 19:14).  On this evening, it seems that it was she, a lover of the little ones, who was invited t… [ Read More ]

A Celebration of Dedication

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Because of the special Jubilee celebrations we will not have the 9:30 AM Mass on July 28th in the Motherhouse chapel.  You are welcome to join us when we resume celebrating our Sunday Liturgies at 9:30 on Sunday, August 4th. The Sisters will be celebrating their Jubilees with Associates, family and friends on Sunday. This is a celebration of the Si… [ Read More ]

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 ]
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