Walburga lived in the eighth century. She was recruited by her uncle, St Boniface to go to Germany to help evangelize this country. She established Benedictine Monasteries for monks and for nuns. She welcomed the sick and the poor, healing their illnesses and comforting them. Even today an oily dew like substance oozes from her bones with healing powers.
Today as we celebrate this feast of Walburg may we her spiritual daughters continue to celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ and serve Him in the young and the old, the sick and the poor, the stranger and the guest.
St. Walburga, Thank you for being our guide today as you were to many in the 8th century.
Sr. Joan Gripshover, OSB
St Walburg, by your life of prayer and work, God blessed you
with the power to heal, to make souls and bodies whole.
Intercede for us that we and those we love may be healed of sickness and sorrow.
May God hear you and send the healing grace we need, through your powerful intercession. Amen