Mission Statement:

"We, the Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, Oldenburg, are women of prayer, committed to the Gospel values as lived by St. Francis and Mother Theresa Hackelmeier. From our life in community we are sent to extend the mission of Jesus through our presence and service. Enlivened by a spirit of justice, reconciliation and peace, we collaborate with others in responding to the needs of the world."

We fulfill these words by being women of prayer in the ministries we do and the places where we are present. Since Vatican II opened the doors to the many needs of the world, we minister in education, parish ministry, social service, healthcare and social justice.

Sisters of St. Francis
Oldenburg, IN

Position Available
Part Time Weekend LPN

11:00 PM - 7:00 AM Every other weekend
PRN Opportunities Available
2 Holidays Per Year
Please see details here: Charge Nurse Night Shift 

f interested contact:

Diana Schutte: 812-933-6402

S. Norma Rocklage, OSF

Left to Right:  S. Norma Rocklage, OSF (Executive Director for Education Formation Outreach at Marian University), Archbishop Joseph Tobin (Archbishop of Indianapolis), Annette "Mickey" Lentz (Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis).
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis Office of Intercultural Ministry presented S. Norma Rocklage, OSF with the Community Service Award on Saturday, April 23rd at the 2016 Intercultural Awards Banquet in Indianapolis.  S. Norma was honored for her vision and leadership making Marian University a more inclusive community by recruiting and retaining Latino students while also celebrating their heritage.

Position Available
Seasonal Garden Worker 
The Sisters of St. Francis are hiring a new
Michaela Farm Seasonal Garden Worker

Please see details here:
Seasonal Garden Worker

If interested contact:
Chris Merkel

On May 22 and July 24 the Sisters of St. Francis will NOT have a 9:30 Sunday Mass.  These are special celebrations for the Sisters and their Associates.  You are most welcome to join us on every other Sunday morning for our 9:30 Eucharistic celebration.


Laudato Si'

Check out the Associates page
("Associates" at top of this page)
for links to Pope Francis' encyclical
Laudato Si', a summary of the encyclical,
a discussion guide and reflection questions.  


165 Years of Service


Check out the new features of the History section (above left tab) to celebrate our 165th Anniversary.  You'll find a timeline of interesting milestones and people in our lives as well as a monthly article dealing with themed events in our history.  These new areas of the History section will change monthly so tune in to learn who we are and what we do.

May features our history of ministry in college education.  The article was written by S. Jean Marie Cleveland.


May 15, 2016
1:30 PM
Motherhouse Chapel

Family, relatives and friends are invited to join the Sisters of St. Francis as we remember together Sisters, Associates, and Co-Workers who have passed through death to New Life in 2010 and 2015.

A Memorial Mass will be offered in the Sisters' Chapel with cemetery visitation following the Mass.  A reception will be held in the Dining Room after visitation.

For more information and the names of those being remembered.  Click on this link:2016 INVITATION 


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Sisters of St. Francis
PO Box 100 Oldenburg, IN 47036