St. Walburg Monastery

We Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery, faithful to our monastic profession, seek God in community, prayer and work.

We celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ and serve him in all God's people, the young and the old, the sick and the poor, the stranger and the guest.

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Retreat for Single Women

Listen... with the ear of the heart

Rule of St. Benedict

Friday Sunday February 27 - March 1

 Come and join other women who are seeking God.

Benedictine Sisters St. Walburg Monastery

Contact Sr. Cathy Bauer, OSB at 859-331-6324 or


Click here to read the Winter 2014 issue of LEAVEN.

Click here to read the Oblates fall newsletter 2014.

Sr. Annita Schirmer (88) died the afternoon of December 20. Sr. Annita served as an RN at Sante Fe Hospital and St. Joseph Manor in Colorado, at Estill County Hospital in Irvine, Kentucky, She also spent three years in Pomata, Peru as an RN supervisor in clinic training girls in nursing. She was a member of the nursing staff at St. Walburg Monastery Infirmary for many years.
Vigil and Visitation for Sr. Annita will be Sunday, December 28 in the monastery chapel at 7:00 pm; Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, December 29 at 5:20 in St. Walburg Monastery chapel.
Please remember Sr. Annita and her family in your prayers.  Memorials may be made to St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017. For community obit, click here.


Click here to read the Summer 2014 issue of LEAVEN.


Click here to read the Winter 2013 issue of LEAVEN

Click here for the brochure with 2013 updated rates for the St. Walburg Monastery Guest House.


To view the Villa Montessori School slide show on YouTube,

 click here.


To view the 2013 Statement on Immigration passed

by the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses

February 4, 2013, click here.



Arcadia Press has published The

Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg


To order a copy, email Sr.

Deborah Harmeling at or call her

 at 859-331-6771.

Proceeds from the book go to

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg


You can review the first chapter of the

 book at or







We have a  St. Walburg Monastery blog entitled Reflections from the School

for the Lord's Service. It is a multi-voice blog with different sisters posting every week. New posts will go up on

 Wednesdays. Click here to read.





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