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St. Francis Mission - Located in St. Francis, SD

About St. Francis Mission

St. Francis Mission is a ministry of the of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) among the 20,000 Lakota (Sioux) people on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in south-central South Dakota. It is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1886.  The purpose of the Mission is to  re-evangelize Catholic Lakota people and bring the Gospel of Jesus the Christ to those who have not heard it.

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Latest Mission News


Welcome Fr. Chris Johnson!

We recently welcomed Fr. Chris Johnson to the Mission! Christopher P. Johnson, SJ, 50, was born in Minneapolis and raised in the St. Paul suburbs. Johnson entered the Jesuit novitiate in St. Paul in August 2004 after a 13-year career in the executive search industry and other professional experience that included service on the executive… Read more »

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Engaging the Word: August 3, 2014

Today’s Gospel reading begins with Jesus getting news of the death of John the Baptist. John was Jesus’ cousin, who began his preaching many years before Jesus. John’s mission was to prepare the way for Jesus, and his message was clear and urgent: “Repent!” John told both rich and poor, strong and weak to turn… Read more »

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Engaging the Word: July 27, 2014

King Solomon is the Old Testament figure most known for wisdom. As a young king instead of asking for wealth, health, or power King Solomon prayed for an even more precious gift—wisdom. What is wisdom? Wisdom is different than IQ. Wisdom does not mean knowing lots of facts or getting a good SAT score. Even… Read more »

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