Our Mission

“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.

Through this blog, we hope to share the loving influence of our Franciscan tradition in ways that are meaningful to you, our visitors.  We pray that by sharing some of the experiences that have shaped our lives, ministries, and prayer, that our reflections might be transformed into instruments of peace and everyday encouragement for those who visit us here.

If you have questions or suggestions for topics you would like us to write (more) about, please comment below or send a private note to aroesler (at) oldenburgosf.com.  If you like what you read, please let us know that, too!

Peace & All Good to you!


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