“The Almighty works marvels for us, holy God’s name, holy God’s name.- Lk.1:49


Seasonal Joys of Community Living

From Spring Review 2018

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.

RCIA candidates and catechumens (men, women and children) from parishes around the Diocese are held in daily prayer by the sisters.

The sisters have a tradition of “Burying the Alleluia” at the beginning of Lent to signify the period of fasting, peace and almsgiving. 

Sister Anne Stedman, OSB, ever the musician, is working to perfect and improve the liturgical experience for Holy Week.

The Lenten environment is always beautiful and symbolic – here we see the empty pots as a reflection of the practice to “empty ourselves” during Lent.

Sacred oils are received from the Diocese at the beginning of Holy Week. These oils lead us deeper into the mystery of God’s presence in our daily lives.

Sister Mary Glenn, OSB happily irons altar linens for Holy Thursday.

Sisters and special guests share a meal in preparation for Holy Thursday Eucharist.

Good Friday is a time we remember an unselfish act of total surrender in silent compassion and gratitude.

Sister Josie Sanchez, OSB puts out the bells on Easter Sunday for singing in the “Alleluia.”

Sisters Margaret Meaney, OSB and Mary Teresa Hicks, OSB prepare Easter baskets for the Easter dinner tables.

Lillies, tulips and fresh flowers surrounded the multi-colored candle greeting the assembly on Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday


Our Benedictine History


Benet Hill Monastery was established in Colorado Springs, Colorado as a foundation of Mt. St. Scholastica located in Atchison, Kansas.  Benet Hill is rooted in over 1500 years of the Benedictine Tradition was born in the hearts of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, “To Seek God in community.”


Benedictine women arriving in Colorado in 1914 have been faithful to the Benedictine motto:  Ora Et Labora, Work and Pray.  The sisters have provided a broad range of educational and spiritual services over the past 100 years to the People of God in Colorado and in other parts of the world.  They served as teachers and administrators in schools from the San Luis Valley to the Mile High City.  They founded and staffed schools in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Lakewood, Colorado.


In 1963, the sisters founded Benet Hill Academy and for 20 years provided more than 2,000 girls with a college-preparatory academic education.  With the closing of the Academy, in 1982 the sisters, ever faithful to listening to God’s voice with the “Ear of their Hearts”, opened an Adult Faith Formation Center that same year.


Benet Hill Center has continuously offered an educational and formational curriculum that has empowered thousands of Adult Lay Christians to deepen their Baptismal call to Holiness and the spreading of the Gospel.  Heeding the directive of our Vatican II Church and responding to the “Issues of our Day”, Benet Hill has sponsored programs in Sacramental, Scriptural and Liturgical Studies, Contemplative Prayer, Spiritual Direction and Retreats.  Programs are open to all Faith Traditions.


Continuing the Benedictine commitment to Lay Formation, these programs are now offered at the Benet Hill Monastery’s Benedictine Spirituality Center, situated in a rural woodland, contemplative setting located in the northeast area of Colorado Springs.  In order to extend the spirituality programs to individuals located anywhere in the country who are not able to travel, in 2009 Ministry Center staff developed ministry programs to be presented on-line through distance learning technology.