Abbey of St. Walburga

The 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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Our History

We trace our origins to the early nuns and monks of the Middle Eastern deserts, who sought to live the Gospel of Christ wholeheartedly. St. Benedict (480-543) distilled his Rule from this living tradition for those who gathered around him seeking a way of life that would lead them to God. 

Our patroness, St. Walburga (710-779) herself participated in the missionary thrust that carried Benedictine monasticism from the flourishing monasteries of Anglo-Saxon England to the continent. Her relics are kept at the Abtei of St. Walburg in Eichstätt, Germany, which was founded in 1035 to care for her shrine… read more


Vocation Spotlight

Click to read about the Solemn Profession of Sister Maria-Raphaelle and Sister Fidelis featured on the Denver Catholic website, including a Q&A with the Sisters

Abbey Book Promotion

Learn more about Jesus in My Heart, a book written by one of our own Sisters to help prepare children for their First Communion

Oblate Director Blog

Visit this blog to be nourished by the reflections periodically sent to our oblates, and learn about our oblate program