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Ordinary People–Extraordinary Lives!

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Observance of Vocation Awareness Week began in Read more »

Jubilee!

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 »

Re-election of Sr. Aileen Bankemper

Sr. Aileen Bankemper

St. Walburg Monastery joyfully announces the re-election of Sr. Aileen Bankemper as prioress. After setting direction statements this past year, the community entered a discernment weekend on April 22. Sr. Aileen is re-elected for a four-year term. The discernment process was led by Sr. Elaine Fischer, OSB of Atchison, Kansas. The election was presided over Read more »