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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Mary Frisch Steidle – Faithful to Her Calls as Wife, Sister, Aunt and Oblate

Mary Steidle (75) died at Madonna Manor on Friday, October 16, of congestive heart failure, after a suffering for many years with breathing problems.  She lived at Madonna Manor for over 10 years in assisted living, was faithful to Mass and all the other residents. 

The Visitation and Funeral Mass was at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Ft. Mitchell, right across the street from the Frisch family home, on Tuesday, October 20. The Oblates will have a Mass offered at this Monastery for Mary, and Fr. Meinard will have a Mass at St. Meinrad’s for her as well.  Keep Mary and the Steidle and Frisch families in your prayers. Click here to read Mary's full obituary.

Sr. Mary Tewes



September 8. Sr. Clarita Anneken (96) died this afternoon around 5:15 pm. Sr. Clarita taught high and was a principal from 1941-2005. She served at St. Henry High School, Holy Cross High School and Villa Madonna Academy. She was a well beloved high school Latin and language teacher. Her two blood sisters, Srs. Gemma and Juanita preceded her in death. Sr. Xavier Anneken is the last Anneken sister at St. Walburg Monastery. Funeral arrangements for Sr. Clarita Anneken:
Visitation/Vigil: Monday, September 14 at 7:00 pm in the monastery chapel.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, September 15 at 5:00 pm in the monastery chapel followed by interment in St. Walburg Monastery cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdan Rd., Villa Hills, KY 41017. Click here to read Sr. Clarita's obituary.


August 31. Sr. Teresa Wolking (95) died this morning around 3 am. Sr. Teresa was a beloved high teacher and principal, teaching at St. Henry, Holy Cross and Villa Madonna Academy High School. She was particularly gifted at teaching literature and poetry. Her four blood sisters, Srs. Mary Anne, Amelia, Consolata, and Mercedes preceded her in death. Sr. Charles Wolking is the last Wolking sister at St. Walburg Monastery. Visitation/Vigil will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, September 3 in the Monastery chapel; Mass of Christian burial will be held at 5 pm in the Monastery chapel. Memorials may be made to St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Rd., Villa Hills, KY 41017. Click here to read Sr. Teresa's obituary.


Click here to read the Summer 2015 issue of LEAVEN.

Sr. Cathy Bauer went to the Great American Ballpark Tuesday, July to be part of the excitement at the All Star Game. She is pictured here with many mascots.

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.




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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