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.
|Sr. Betty Cahill (83) died on October 23. Sr. Betty served as an elementary teacher in the Diocese of Covington and in outreach ministry in Appalachia. At the monastery she mowed the lawns, worked the flowers bed and served as novice directress, community secretary and archivist. Please remember Sr. Betty and her familiy in your prayers. Memorials may be made to St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017. Click here for community obituary.|
Retreat for Women
November 14-16, 2014
Encountering Christ in the Psalms
The Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery are offering a weekend retreat for women entitled "Encountering Christ in the Psalms" on November 16-18, 2014. Retreat leaders are Srs. Dorothy Schuette and Mary Tewes. The retreatants will stay in the monastery's Guest House and attend meals and community prayers at the monastery.
Please register by November 1, 2014
For more information please contact Sr. Dorothy Schuette at (859)-291-2288 or email to email@example.com.
An Opportunity to Support Madonna Manor
Madonna Manor in Villa Hills will be a beneficiary of the 7th Annual Rusty Ball on November 8 at the Duke Energy Convention Center presented by the Spirit of Cincinnatus and the Rusty Griswolds. The Rusty Ball is an evening benefitting charitable organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area community. Pre-sale tickets to the Rusty Ball can be purchased from Nancy Phillips at Madonna Manor (859-426-6400) or after October 10th by going online to http://www.therustyball.com/tickets.aspx .
General admission 1 tickets are $75.00 ($45.00 value with a $30.00 charitable contribution to Madonna Manor. General admission 2 tickets are $85.00 ($50.00 with a $35.00 charitable contribution to Madonna Manor. If you purchase tickets online, be sxure to make Madonna Manor the beneficiary of the charitable donation.
For more information about the 2014 Rusty Ball go to www.therustyball.com.
Click here to read the Summer 2014 issue of LEAVEN.
Mary Frances Huhn – a Friend of
Benedictines her whole life
On Sept. 4,
Oblate Mary Frances Huhn (78), died following a stroke on July
23. Mary Fran had been living at The Carriage Court of Kenwood, an
assisted living facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following the stroke,
she was in the hospital; then to went to rehab at Twin Lakes on
Montgomery Rd. On Aug. 30, she was hospitalized again. She died
peacefully with her two sisters, Pat and Carol, present. Fran was
one of five children and has ten nieces and nephews and fifteen
greats. She will be missed by family and friends.
Sr. Mary Tewes
Thank you to all who helped us in any way with the Nifty Fifty
Festival and Flea Market on June 14, 2014 in honor of Madonna
Manor's 50th Anniversary. It was a good day and we raised funds for
all of the institutions involved:
St. Walburg Monastery
Villa Madonna Academy
Villa Madonna Montessori
See pictures below
Little Red Wagon Easter Gift from St. Walburg Monastery Maintenance Department
Our maintenance department (left to right: Roberto, Rick, Paul and Tony) gave us a surprise Easter gift. They found the 1955-60 Stagger Wagon, manufactured by the Stagger Toy Company in Stagger, IL, in a shed behind Cottage 7 where Sr. Margaret Mary Gough lives. Full of old garden tools and buckets, the wagon was rusty with a broken handle. The last sister to use was Sr. Pauline Rice who used it to take water to Cottage 7’s garden and to haul produce to the cottage. She also gave her nephews exciting rides down the sloping drive in back of the monastery and enjoyed her own rides upon the pretence of entertaining her nephews.
The maintenance department took the wagon to repair and refurbish it. They sandblasted the rust of it and did some welding on it. After a coat of paint and some new nuts and bolts, it looks like new with a new name painted on it. Roberto, Rick, Paul and Tony presented it to us with two azalea bushes for Easter. We thank them for the delightful surprise and the wonderful spring gift.
Click here to read the Winter Spring 2014 issue of the Oblate Newsletter.
|On Saturday, January 18, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery officially welcomed Patty Bickett (left in picture) to the residency program. Sr. Mary Catherine, Wenstrup, prioress is pictured with Patty. We are pleased that Patty is here to discern her call to monastic life with us.|
|Click here to read the Winter 2013 issue of LEAVEN|
Click here for the brochure with 2013 updated rates for the St. Walburg Monastery Guest House.
To view the Villa Montessori
School slide show on YouTube,
To view the 2013 Statement on Immigration passed
by the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses
February 4, 2013, click here.
|Arcadia Press has
Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg
To order a copy, email Sr.
Proceeds from the book go to
The Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg
You can review the first chapter of the
book at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
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.