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.


Sr. Justina Franxman died on March 11, 2019. She was born was born on April 23, 1928 and adopted by J. Herman and Elizabeth Gripshover Franxman in October of 1929. Mary Louise gained three brothers upon her adoption. She was the ninth prioress of St. Walburg Monastery. Click here to read her full obituary.

Sr. Helen Hergott, OSB died on December 27, 2018. She was born was born in Yosemite, California on June 7, 1936 to H. Stanley and Esther Bramlage Hergott. on February 4 1929 and named Loretta Margaret. She was the oldest of three daughters. After the death of her mother, her father married Gabriella Blau, who brought her two sons and one daughter into the joined family.

For the rest of the obituary, click here

To read the 2017 statement on Racism from the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses, 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.

Community Members

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