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.


Re-Opened Job Position

Now available is a job opportunity in a home like atmosphere at St. Walburg Monastery Infirmary.

Full time or part-time position for a Nurse Assistant is available for the first shift 6:30 am – 2:30 pm

Need mature individual who may be certified or non-certified.

Contact Sr. Stella Gough, OSB, St. Walburg Infirmary, 859-331-6979



Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic we, the Benedictine Sisters, have determined that we will close our monastery until April 1st due to the concerns for our monastic membership and the greater community at large. On April 1st we will reevaluate our decision and let you know.

We will not be receiving guests, friends, family, and Oblates. There will be no public religious services or any event during this time. Please follow us on our social media for further information updates.

We have instructed our employees to abide by the CDC/health department guidelines. This is not only for our membership but for the needs of all with whom we work and minister.

We continue to hold our local community and our world in prayer during this difficult time.

Sr. Aileen Bankemper, OSB, Prioress




The Benedictine Sisters have initiated

a new live-in service program.




To read the Winter 2019 issue of LEAVEN click here.

Sr. Estelle Schulte (93) died on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 right after Night Prayer. The community had gathered in her infirmary to pray the prayers of the dying and during the prayers, she died. The Vigil, Reception of her body and Visitation will take place on Monday evening, December 16 at 7:00 pm in the monastery chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, December 17 at 5:20 pm in the monastery chapel. Click here for official obituary.


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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