Norma Rocklage, age 86 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, IN died Monday, June 22, 2020 in Indianapolis. Born Mary Ann on July 18, 1933 in St. Louis, MO, she is the second oldest of eight children born to Henry and Catherine (nee: Lohmann) Rocklage. Mary Ann grew up with her close-knit family in St. Louis, attending Holy Cross School where… [ Read More ]
Considering all the references we’ve been hearing to the Spanish Influenza of 1918, several Sisters have asked how we were affected by that outbreak. This is what we’ve found in the archives about that time period. On October 11, 1918, Sister Mary Ruth (Carolina Williamson} died in Richmond at the age of 25 years, 3 months and 29 days. She spent o… [ Read More ]
From the campus of Marian University, Indianapolis. The new Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, bell tower is starting to take shape! We can definitely imagine the bell ring!
This song celebrates the unbelievable great news that Jesus, the Son of God and our brother, has risen from the dead. Even during these dark days of Covid-19 there is hope, joy, celebration. Click here to enjoy the music!
Holy God, be with us now as we meditate on your Son’s journey to Calvary. Remind us that still, in this present day, many of your children continue that walk to Calvary, carrying heavy, difficult crosses. May we be Simon to those whose burdens are too heavy to be borne alone. May we be Veronica to those who need the touch of love and comfort. And m… [ Read More ]
A Message from S. Christa Franzer: As we continue to monitor new and ever-changing information, we are making the following announcement, effective immediately… Our motherhouse is closed to outside visitors, including Sisters and Associates. Exceptions are those who minister here. Other precautions have been put in place to protect our most vulne… [ Read More ]
Spring is on its way bringing Opening Day Games to cities across our nation! With the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd-we bring you the opportunity to enter our Cardinals vs. Reds Raffle that will award four box-seat tickets and accommodations to its lucky winners! The game is Saturday, June 20th. This is our seventh year offering the Car… [ Read More ]
Although the thermometer still says temperatures are still a little cool, it seems like the sun is feeling just a bit warmer as it streams through the windows. Could spring be on its way? The calendar says March 19 is the first day of spring but we shall see what nature says about that. What is clear is the farm is getting ready for spring plant… [ Read More ]
The Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis houses St. Clare Hall, a health care facility for the elder Sisters here in Oldenburg. The Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN are hiring a new Director of Nursing. We are looking for an RN with gerontology and management experience preferred. The job is forty hours per week with ON CALL duties and fl… [ Read More ]
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 ]