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 seek 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.


Stay connected: Visit our blog to read reflections by our Abbess and see what's new in our community.

Coronavirus Safety Measures 

We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the Abbey will remain closed to retreatants until further notice.  Our Gift Shop and Chapel are open for guests who wish to stop by.  If the main gate is closed, call the Abbey using the call box on the left side of the driveway.

If you have questions regarding the current status of the closure and our ability to resume hosting guests, please call us at 970-472-0612.

Thank you for your understanding.

"Let us pray also for all those who suffer the consequences of the current pandemic,
that God the Father may grant health to the sick,
strength to those who care for them, comfort to families
and salvation to all the victims who have died."

−Intercession for the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Holy See



Abbey Gift Shop

The Abbey Gift Shop is located in the lobby of the main Abbey building.  The Gift Shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30-11:35 am and 1:00-4:45 pm, and Monday from 1:00-4:45 pm.  Visit our webpage here for more information.



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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 about 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 published works is a First Communion Preparation book for children.  This book features lessons and hands-on activities to assist you in educating your child about the Holy Eucharist.  

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



For books written by Mother Maria-Thomas Beil, click here.


Click on the image above for information about our Altar Bread Department