Abbey News

June 4, 2019

Photos from Mother Hildegard's Abbatial Blessing in Germany

After sorting through all the pictures from their trip to Germany to attend Mother Hildegard’s Abbatial Blessing as 60th Abbess of Abtei St. Walburg in Eichstätt, Sr. Ancilla and Sr. Maria Walburga produced some beautiful images to share with us.

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Abtei St. Walburg with a flag flying from the steeple to honor Mother Hildegard’s Blessing Day

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The interior of the main St. Walburg church, including the painting of St. Walburga and the Lamb of God, and a view of the Sisters' chapel (located at the rear of the main St. Walburg church on the choir loft level)

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Photos from the Blessing Day

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Mother Hildegard holding her abbatial crozier, which belonged to Mother Augustina, a German native and the first superior of our community in Boulder, Colorado, who was later elected Abbess of Eichstätt and returned to Germany