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.

Join other young adults in the Archdiocese to meet and learn from Consecrated men and women in the area. This dinner is open to all young adults (aged 18 – 35) who want to learn more about Religious and Consecrated life. We welcome everyone – from the mildly curious to the serious discerner!

Register online at tinyURL.com/exploreyourcall
Please register before Sunday, October 13th.

 

Center of Spirituality Morning entitled “Meeting Teresa of Avila”

October 26, 2019

9 am – noon

Presenter: Sr. Deborah Harmeling

To register, call or email Sr. Deborah Harmeling at (859)-331-6771 or sdhosb@yahoo.com.

Click Meeting Teresa of Avila for brochure.

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.
           

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

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.

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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