A Community of Benedictine Contemplative Nuns

"Prefer nothing to the love of Christ." ~Rule of St. Benedict


abbey_front-smaller.jpegThe Abbey of St. Walburga is a small community of Benedictine contemplative nuns of the Roman Catholic Church.  We are located in a valley in northern Colorado, where the high plains meet the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  As contemplative nuns, our primary duty for the Church is to pray the full Divine Office.  The goal of our life is union with God, seeking Him in community according to the Gospel and under the inspiration of the Rule of St. Benedict.  We devote much of our day to the Word of God, through lectio divina and in liturgical prayer (the Divine Office).  This life of prayer bears fruit in hospitality, providing an opportunity for people to  be in an atmosphere where they can find God.  All of our daily work, whether in direct service to others or undertaken for the financial support of our community, is also offered to the glory of God.

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October 21st
On October 7, 2014, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, we welcomed two new novices into our community.  Sr. Ann and Sr. Catherine, having completed their year of postulancy, were clothed in the Benedictine habit of the Abbey of St. Walburga as a si…

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Christmas Liturgy Schedule:

Christmas Eve, December 24:

 Normal until:

 4:00 p.m.    Announcement of Christmas and 

                     The Office of First Vespers of Christmas

 6:30 p.m.     The Office of Vigils

                         (The Office of Compline is not sung)


December 25:

 Midnight:  Midnight Mass

 7:35 a.m.   Office of Lauds

 8:30 a.m.   Christmas Day Mass

 10 min. after Mass:  Office of Terce and Sext combined

 To be Determined:  None

 5:00 p.m.    Office of Second Vespers of Christmas

 7:30 p.m.     Office of Compline


December 26:     Mass at 8:00 a.m. and Sunday schedule for
                                the Divine Office

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We are working to get our website working properly again.  If you are having trouble accessing our links, click here: http://www.walburga.org

Are you discerning your vocation?

direction-smaller.jpegWhen you first feel that God may be calling you to be a nun, many questions arise in your heart... What's the next step?  How do I KNOW God's voice?  What about my other desires?

Check out our Vocations page and find reflections, recommended reading, and information on our upcoming vocation  retreats.  Feel free to contact our vocations director if you need someone to help you in your journey.


Fundraising Appeal


We are building a new retreat  house!  Would you like to join us in the effort?  Click on the button below to find out more about our campaign to raise the necessary funds to complete our new building.


Abbey Gift Shop

The Abbey Gift Shop, located in the lobby of the main Abbey building, is also available online.  If you stop by the Abbey, the Gift Shop hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30 -11:30 am and 2:30-4:30 pm, and Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am and 1:00-4:00 pm.  Or visit us online and see the new products we are adding everyday!  Gift Shop


"There will be no evangelization, without the contemplation, which is the heart of the Benedictine life."

~ Blessed John Paul II