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.

LINKS TO NEWS AND EVENTS

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

Sr. Cecilia Daigle (88) died around 11 pm August 8 at St. Elizabeth Hospice. Sr. Cecilia was the last of the Sisters who transferred to our community in the 80’s from the Covington, Louisiana community. She lived at the Academy and cooked for the sisters who lived there for many years. Then she moved into the Monastery, where she enjoyed everyone, and loved to play cards, and write out birthday cards for everyone. Click here to read her full obituary.

Sr. Martha Feder, OSB died on July 14, 2018. She was born on February 4 1929 and named Loretta Margaret. She was the third of five children born to Alphous Franklin and Margaret C. Jennings Feder. Her four siblings, two boys and two girls, have predeceased her.

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

Monastery.

To order a copy, email Sr.

Deborah Harmeling at

sdhosb@yahoo.com or call her

 at 859-331-6771.

Proceeds from the book go to

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg

 Monastery.

You can review the first chapter of the

 book at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

 at Amazon.com.

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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