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.
On July 23 the community welcomed Eileen O’Connell who seeks to reenter the monastery. Eileen is no stranger to the community. Currently, she lives across the street from us and is and has been for 24 years a “senior” member on the theology faculty of Villa Madonna Academy.
Having previously made a canonical novitiate, Eileen’s program for reentry calls for a period of reintegration before she makes profession for three years. That will be followed by perpetual profession.
Eileen has a BS in Marketing and a MA in Theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.
Rejoice with us!
For more than five years we have been working to sell acreage on the west end of our property. This decision came about as the community realized that our financial resources were not sufficient to care for our retirement needs and support our mission. Recently the sale became a reality. We are grateful and relieved that the sale of land to Ashley Developers has finally taken place.
We are particularly appreciative of all who have aided us in this endeavor: NRRO (National Religious Retirement Office), our consultants, Plante Moran, the staff of PDS (Planning and Development Services of Kenton County), members of the Villa Hills City Council who were in office at the time, Gerry Dusing and Beverly Storm, our attorneys for the project, and all our friends. We look forward to seeing the Sanctuary Village project developed by Ashley enhance the city of Villa Hills.
This week (June 10-14) we are taking down the trees in front of the monastery building. They were planted after the monastery building was built in 1937 so they are around 80 years old. Big branches come down frequently and we are concerned that some one may be hurt. We will be replacing them as soon as our landscaper, John Martini, decides what kind of trees.
These trees are pin oaks and are not good for making furniture or any kind of woodworking. They are only good for fuel and they will go to people who have wood stoves or furnaces.
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