Coffee Talk: Wise Men & Women Following a Star: Epiphany 1851

Stushie Epiphany

King of Kings - artwork shared with permission © Stushie

Epiphany tells the story of three wise men from the East who followed a star to find the newborn king of their hopes and dreams. For Sisters of St. Francis, Epiphany is celebrated again in a similar story – that of Mother Theresa Hackelmeier’s arival in Oldenburg on January 6, 1851 in fulfillment of her hopes and dreams and those of Fr. Francis Rudolph, pastor of Oldenburg.


We invite you to come hear their miraculous stories and be inspired by these wise and courageous individuals whose hopes, dreams, and faithful journeys founded the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg.


As we enter the new year, we might all reflect: what hope/dream/star is God beckoning each of us to bravely follow in 2012?


Our speaker, Sr. Rachel West, OSF, is a community historian and archivist for the Oldenburg Franciscan Sisters.


Cost: freewill offering.

Date: Sunday, January 8
Time/Place: Sunday Mass is celebrated at 9:30 in the convent chapel;
the coffee talk will follow in the convent’s OA dining room.

Coffee & donuts will be served!

RSVP to or 812-933-6437.

Note: You are welcome to make a private retreat for the weekend! Come in on Friday, January 6 or Saturday, January 7th and enjoy a peaceful retreat at our Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Spend time in private reflection with God. You may even arrange to meet with one of our spiritual directors for retreat guidance and inspiration. Retreats are available year-round. Private and shared rooms are available. Now is a great time to come! Click here or call 812-933-6437 for more info.

(Artwork courtesy of ©Stushie!)

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