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.

Abbey News


Our Sister Augustina Höchbauer, OSB, died very peacefully at the Abbey around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, surrounded by her entire monastic community. Visit "Abbey News" above to read more.

Funeral Arrangements

The funeral Mass for Sister Augustina will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 14 in the Abbey Church, followed by burial in the Abbey cemetery. Light refreshments will be served in the Abbey guest dining room afterwards.

Seating in the Abbey Church is very limited, so it would help us very much if you could drop us an e-mail at abbey@walburga.org or call us at 970-472-0612 to let us know if you are planning to come to the Mass and if you'd like to stay for refreshments. 

Community Photos

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.


Works by the Nuns

Our sisters are always discovering new ways of sharing the Benedictine spirit.  One of our most recent published works is a First Communion Prep book for children.  This book features lessons and hands-on activities to assist you in educating your child about the Holy Eucharist.  

The new shipment of books has arrived!

For more information on this delightful book, please click here: Jesus in My Heart.


Abbey Gift Shop

The Abbey Gift Shop is located in the lobby of the main Abbey building. The Gift Shop hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:30 -11:30 am and 2:30-4:30 pm, and briefly after Sunday Mass.  Visit our webpage here.