Center of Spirituality Announces Fall Speaker

Register soon! Join us for a presentation The Spirituality of Presence presented by Sr. Olga Wittekind, OSF, Ph.D. Dr. Wittekind is a Franciscan Sister from Oldenburg, IN. Former teacher of clinical psychology at Marian College, Indianapolis, IN., she is currently the director of Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Jungian analyst, spiritual director, and retreat director. Saturday, September Read more »

Post Easter Experiences

I am always struck by the Gospels that are read after the Resurrection. We find in Luke that the disciples were walking away from Jerusalem to Emmaus when they met Jesus and failed to recognize Him. Jesus opened their recognition of Him by referring to the Scriptures about Him and in the breaking of the bread. Their hope Read more »

Sr. Andrea Collopy, OSB

Sister Andrea Collopy, OSB, died peacefully on Monday, April 3 at St. Walburg Monastery at age 96. A Benedictine sister for over 76 years, Sr. Andrea served as teacher for 40 years at Villa Madonna Academy, director of the boarding school, the community’s secretary, procurator, sub-prioress and house and infirmary coordinator. She is preceded in Read more »

Sr. Mariana Kirk, 1937-2023

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Sister Mariana Kirk, OSB was born on November 23, 1937 to William Iles Kirk and Angela Heile Kirk and given the name Mary Iles. She was their only child. Mary Iles entered St. Walburg Monastery in 1954, became a novice in 1955, and received the name Mariana. First profession followed in 1956, perpetual in 1959, Read more »


At evening prayer on July 30, the sisters celebrated the diamond jubilees of Sr. Emmanuel Pieper and Sr. Dorothy Schuette. Sr. Emmanuel celebrated 75 years of vowed life and Sr. Dorothy celebrated 60 years. Sr. Aileen Bankemper presided. Following evening prayer, the celebration continued with a special dinner for all. Sr. Andrea Vasquez was also Read more »

Sr. Victoria Eisenman


Sister Victoria Eisenman was born on April 25, 1928 to Francis A. and Margaret Fussinger Eisenman and named Audrey Jean. She was the older of two children; her brother Jerry (now deceased) followed. Audrey entered St. Walburg Monastery in 1946, became a novice in 1947 and received the name Victoria. First profession followed in 1948, Read more »