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

Sisters to Participate in Alzheimer’s Walk

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The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring a walk to end Alzheimer’s in Batesville, Indiana, on Saturday, August 25, 2018.  Some of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN are participating along with others in this important event.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM with a ceremony following at 9:30 AM.  The walk be… [ Read More ]

Sisters’ Presence Felt at Oldenburg Academy

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Oldenburg Academy is located on the Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse grounds and has a unique link between Sisters and students.  The academy maintains a relationship with many of the “retired” Sisters in their Adopt-A-Sis program where Sisters meet with small groups of students several times a month for sharing of stories and lunch.  Here is a v… [ Read More ]

History in Your Own Backyard Produces Video About Michaela Farm

By: History in Your Own Backyard Group
This video covers the history of Michaela Farm in Oldenburg, Indiana.  Michaela Farm is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis and is located in the hills of Southeastern Indiana, specifically in Oldenburg.  The farm produces vegetables, herbs, and cage free eggs using natural farming practices in all its endeavors.  Michaela Farm supplies fresh,… [ Read More ]

History in Your Own Backyard Produces Video About the Sisters

By: History in Your Own Backyard Group
The Freudenfest Committee in Oldenburg, Indiana, produced a short video about the Sisters’ history in Oldenburg and beyond.  S. Mary Ann Stoffregen, archivist for the Sisters, covers the Sisters’ early history to the present day.  It is produced by the History in Your Own Backyard group that covers local, small community history and news.  Its phil… [ Read More ]

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 ]
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