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.

 Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Sisters' Response

In response to the passing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana, please click below for statements by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Marian University (a sponsored institution of the Sisters) and the Indiana Catholic Conference.

OSF Statement
Marian Universitys Statement
IN Catholic Conference Statement

On April 16, 2015 the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released its report on the mandate regarding LCWR.  The report marks the conclusion of the mandate, as well as the role of the bishop delegates.  The group characterized their work together as being marked by the spirit of prayer, love for the Church, mutual respect and cooperation.  To read the press release click here.

S. Jacinta Stein, OSF 
S. Jacinta Stein died on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.  To read her memorial letter click on "Resting in God" on the left.

 S. Angela Benedict, OSF
 Sister Angela Benedict died peacefully on March 29, 2015 at the age of 104.  Click "Resting in God" link on the left to read her memorial letter.

 Community Sponsored Agriculture
Sign up now for the Michaela Farm CSA for the best prices
Click the CSA tab at the top of the page to find more information about joining the CSA at Michaela Farm in Oldenburg, Indiana.  Share in the weekly harvest  and eggs and beef if that is your preference.  Join us for the freshest produce in the area!

 Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in agriculture?
Michaela Farm is now hiring!
Michaela Farm is looking for a Lead Gardener!  The farm uses all natural farming practices with the goal of producing quality products using methods that show care and concern for the Earth.  Michaela Farm seeks employees that respect and cooperate with this philosophy.  The candidate must have organic gardening knowledge and skills to fill the position.  For details about the position click here: michaela farm.  Please direct resume and references to: Chris Merkel at michaelafarm@oldenburgosf.com or call: 812.933.0661 for information or to apply.

God Provides Servants
A Retreat for Women

April 25, 2015
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Cincinnati/Liberty Township

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