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Sister Kathleen Ryan


Current ministry: I am a 6th grade teacher at Mary, Queen of Heaven School in Erlanger, Kentucky. Favorite quotation from Scripture: My favorite story from Scripture is the woman taken in adultery because its shows Jesus' love for her and for those who accuse her. Also I like a small quotation from Isaiah where God says, "I will hold you by the (right) hand." Monastic life at St. Walburg Monastery: Monastic life here at St. Walburg Monastery is real. We are people who are very much human, who are on our personal and communal journey. We are good women who pray, [...]

Sister Kathleen Ryan2019-05-07T17:24:21+00:00

Sister Emmanuel Pieper


Current Ministry and Interests: I am the Community artist. My other interests are social justice issues and issues concerning the conservation and preservation of the earth. Favorite quotation from the Rule: "Where is the one in love with life and desiring to see good days?" Monastic Life at St. Walburg Monastery: Life with the Benedictines has been season after season of very good days. Monastic life at St. Walburg's is one of shared talents in a disciplined atmosphere of prayer and work. One grows personally through our shared vision of community and all the pertinent issues in our world today. I [...]

Sister Emmanuel Pieper2019-05-07T17:19:34+00:00

Sister Estelle Schulte


Current Ministry and Interests: I am retired after teaching primary grades for 27 years and being an elementary school librarian for 25 years. I am currently the monastery sacristan and I enjoy this work very much. I also volunteer at our Madonna Manor Nursing Home. Favorite Scripture quotation: "God holds me in the palm of his hand." Monastic Life at St. Walburg Monastery: We come together several times a day to chant or sing our Liturgy of the Hours (praying the psalms). We also come together for daily Eucharist. We meet for communal meals which are set at definite times. We [...]

Sister Estelle Schulte2019-05-07T17:18:02+00:00

Sister Sharon Portwood


Current Ministry and Interests: My ministry has been elementary education. Presently, I am teaching fifth and sixth grade children at St. Francis Seraph School in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio. Favorite Scripture quotation: While I have numerous favorite quotes from Scripture, I especially love the Book of Psalms for personal reflection. This has been true since my earliest years in community. "Let everything that lives and breathes, praise God." Monastic Life at St. Walburg Monastery: We pray, work, celebrate. Our daily lives are nourished by the Scriptures and the liturgical seasons. What I value about community life: I value the way we support [...]

Sister Sharon Portwood2019-08-06T18:52:10+00:00

Sister Deborah Harmeling, Development Director, Archivist


  Current Ministry and Interests: Since May, 2003 I have been the new and first Development Director at St. Walburg Monastery. Before that, I spent 28 years as a faculty member, formation team member and library director at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. My interests are many: history, especially monastic and medieval history, computer work, especially web pages and desktop publishing, manuscripts and rare books. I collect dragons (they're part of my theory about strengths and weakness, good and evil) and read as much as I can. I have a great fondness for animals, especially cats. [...]

Sister Deborah Harmeling, Development Director, Archivist2019-04-03T18:42:37+00:00

Sister Mary Tewes, Oblate Director


Current Ministry and Interests: I have been Director of Religious education at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish since 1992. I am also the Coordinator of Benedictine Associates for St. Walburg Monastery. I love taking photos of events at the parish and with the Associates, the community and my family. Favorite Scripture quotation: "Strong is God's love for us. Alleluia!"--Psalm 117 "To prefer nothing to that love for us."--Chapter 72--Rule of Benedict. Monastic Life at St. Walburg Monastery: This is home for me where I try to contribute my gifts to the building up of the community and am nourished by [...]

Sister Mary Tewes, Oblate Director2019-05-07T17:36:46+00:00

Sister Nancy Kordenbrock, Subprioress & Treasurer


Current Ministry and Interests: I am a Biology Teacher and Alumni Coordinator for Villa Madonna Academy. Favorite Scripture quotation: "Clothe yourselves with heartfelt mercy, with kindness, humility, meekness and patience ... Christ's peace must reign in your hearts ... Dedicate yourselves to thankfulness." Colossians 3: 112-17 To me this passage has always expressed what our Christian life should be and how we are to live as children so loved by God. I used it for my Silver Jubilee both as a reminder and as a celebration of the life we live as Benedictine sisters. Monastic Life at St. Walburg Monastery: I [...]

Sister Nancy Kordenbrock, Subprioress & Treasurer2019-05-07T17:37:50+00:00

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