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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  Oblate Stefanie Parker died on June 1, 2015. Stefanie had
  suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis for the past few
  years.  She was one of the first to participate in the Associate
  Program (which later became the Oblate Program) from 1985

She said that being a Benedictine Oblate “is a treasure, a privilege, and most special blessing to share in a relationship with the community.  It gives me strength, happiness, and peace.  I feel at home when I am with the Sisters of St. Walburg”.  

She asked that no public or private service be held.  Instead, she suggests that friends have a Mass offered, do volunteer services, or make donations in her memory.  The Mass on Tuesday, June 9th was offered in memory of Stefanie at St. Walburg Monastery.  May she rest in peace!

To read more of Stefanie's obituary, click here.


To watch a Thomas More College video entitled "The Remarkable Sisters of St. Benedict", an interview with Srs. Mary Catherine Wenstrup, Christa Kreinbrink and Deborah Harmeling on their years as students at Thomas More College, click here.

To view a Villa Madonna Academy history documentary produced by three of the graduating VMA seniors in their broadcast journalism class, go to

 It features Sr. Mary Carol Hellmann





Click here to read the Winter 2014 issue of LEAVEN.

Click here to read the Oblates fall newsletter 2014.

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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