Contact/Visit

Feel free to contact us with questions or prayer requests.

Write Us:

Abbey of St Walburga

1029 Benedictine Way

Virginia Dale, CO 80536

Call Us:

970-472-0612

E-mail Us:

General Information/Comments:  abbey@walburga.org

Prayer Requests: aswprayers@gmail.com

Retreats:  aswretreats@gmail.com

Vocations:  walburgavocations@gmail.com

Altar Bread:  aswbreads@gmail.com

Gift Shop:  giftshop@walburga.org

Oblate Program:  aswoblates@gmail.com

Visiting the Abbey/Retreats

Anyone is welcome to visit our Abbey during the day and to join us in our daily praise of God. As contemplative Benedictine nuns, we pray the full Divine Office, which consists of seven prayer services held throughout the day. All of our prayer services are open to the public, and guests are welcome to participate by singing the psalms with us.

If you would like to join us for Mass (Sundays and Solemnities at 8:00 a.m., Monday-Saturday at 7:30 a.m.), you no longer need a reservation.

We are currently accepting reservations for overnight guests. However, we have limitations due to COVID requirements, including guests need to bring their own food, as we are not able to provide food service, and we are not able to host groups at this time.

Women who are discerning their vocation with us and would like to come on retreat, please contact our Vocation Director at walburgavocations@gmail.com, as your accommodations will differ from other retreatants.

What can you do as a visitor to our Abbey?

  • Our Church is open at all times to the public for anyone who wishes to pray in it.
  • Our Gift Shop is open Monday through Saturday: 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m., and briefly on Sunday after our 8:00 a.m. Mass.
  • Parts of our land are open to the public for those who wish to enjoy the beauty. A popular walk is our “Way of the Cross,” which is a short trail that goes up a hill overlooking our entire valley. You will see a trail of crosses to your left shortly after you turn onto our road from the highway.

Directions

We are located in Virginia Dale, a very small “town” (it’s technically an unincorporated community) on the west side of Hwy 287, approximately 35 miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado and approximately 30 miles south of Laramie, Wyoming.

From the south, a green highway sign just past Virginia Dale will alert you to the approaching left turn. Be aware that turning onto our property from the highway can be dangerous because there is no traffic light or stop sign. Be not afraid to pass up the entrance and turn around so you do not have to cross oncoming vehicles.

There is no public transportation to the Abbey. If traveling by air, fly to Denver International Airport. We recommend renting a car for the two-hour drive to the Abbey. Airport shuttle service is available to Fort Collins, but the Abbey is not able to provide pick-up service from any of the drop-off points.