Vocation Profile - Benedictine Nuns - Abbey of St. Walburga
Benedictine Nuns - Abbey of St. Walburga
The contemplative Benedictine Nuns of the Abbey of St. Walburga reside in the heart of the Church, living lives of prayer, praise and conversion according to the Rule of St. Benedict. In our daily ora et labora (prayer and work), we seek to glorify God through hearts united to the humble, obedient and chaste Christ. Our primary duty for the Church is to pray the full Divine Office (all seven liturgical hours). The summit of our day is the celebration of the Eucharist, around which the seven hours of prayer of the Divine Office revolve.
Candidates must have love for God (and a desire to seek Him), for the Church, and for all people. In addition, applicants have good mental and emotional health, have at least a high school education, have physical strength and stamina for hard work and a regulated schedule, and have no extant major commitments or debts.
Candidacy - three months Postulancy - nine months Novitiate - two years Junior Professed - temporary vows for three years