Sisters of St. Francis
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Oldenburg, IN 47036

Ministries

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 ]

National Nursing Week 2019

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The Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, want to recognize the nurses and nurses’ aids that minister with the Sisters in St. Clare Hall, the retirement center at the Motherhouse.  Their skill and dedication does not go unnoticed by those who live there, nor by those who work along side them.  The nurses and nurses’ aids bring compassion, skill and mu… [ Read More ]

Hoosier Resilience Hero

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S. Claire Whalen, Sister of St. Francis, Oldenburg, was honored during Earth Week by being named a Hoosier Resilience Hero by the Environmental Resilience Institute, a part of Indiana University’s Prepared for Environmental Changes Grand Challenge Initiative.  The Initiative honored ten heroes who show leadership in working toward making a positive… [ Read More ]

A Gift She Offered to All

By: S. Delouise Menges
In the final hours of Easter Sunday, April 21, while the faithful celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus, our beloved S. Ruth Ann Wirtz was called to share in His new life in all its fullness.  What a joyful passage she must have experienced as she made her way to the light and glory of heaven!  We can only imagine the delightful reunion that must ha… [ Read More ]

What Dreams May Come

By: S. Christa Franzer
With the Resurrection on the distant horizon, our Sister Mary Stella Gampfer journeyed to her God to celebrate the Holy Week festivities in a grand style befitting Stella herself. Carolyn entered the stage on February 25, 1938 as the second child of Charles and Rose Mary Gampfer.  She was already introduced to the Sisters of St. Francis when her ol… [ Read More ]

Every Day a Surprise

By: S. Annette Grisley
In the final moments of March 29, at 11:25 PM, our Sister Donna DeMange slipped peacefully from her room in St. Clare Hall to the waiting arms of our God. S. Donna appeared close to death while at Mercy West Hospital in January.  At that time, she declared her readiness to move on to heaven. But when her condition improved, Donna chose to return to… [ 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