ARE YOU. . .

SEEKING GOD

in community and relationships?

SEARCHING

for meaning and purpose?

LOOKING

for balance and wholeness


 

Mary Colleen WEBFor more information regarding Vocations,
please contact Mary Colleen Schwarz, OSB
  Send Request

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other, (Romans 12:10) supporting with the greatest patience one another’s weakness of body, behavior, and earnestly competing in obedience to one another. (RB 72:4-6)”


Our Charism Statement:Vocation walk

We, the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery, journeying together, are called to seek God in the daily celebration of life.  

Recognizing our giftedness, we listen and respond through creative prayer and life-giving service.

 

 

 

MONASTIC WAY OF LIFE: COME SHARE YOUR PASSION WITH US

Come share your passion with us and live the Benedictine way of life.  At Benet Hill Monastery, we offer several forms of membership for participation.

  • Being of loving service to others
  • Reaching out through hospitality
  • Embracing a simple lifestyle

 

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We are committed to carry on our Benedictine charism and tradition into that future with the hope of contributing to the transformation of our world and society.

Benet Hill is a community that supports and challenges all who come and share our lives.  We are Benedictine women who give special attention to our liturgical celebrations.  We believe in the special giftedness of women and promote their full participation in church and society.

We move toward our preferred future as Monastic women

  • WITH A PASSION FOR GOD
  • WITH A PASSION FOR EACH OTHER
  • WITH A PASSION FOR THE FUTURE
  • WITH A PASSION FOR GOD’S PEOPLE

Through our relationships with one another, we discover, discern and recognize our giftedness for life-giving service (Ministry).  We work to act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with God within our community and with all God’s people.  Some of our ministries include:

  • Spirituality
  • Retreats
  • The Arts
  • Pastoral Ministries

  • Health Care
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Peace and Justice

 

As Benedictine women, we give priority to the contemplative dimension of life through an atmosphere of prayerfulness and quiet. We gather for Liturgy of the Hours, Lectio Divina, Eucharistic Celebrations, Reconciliation.

MONASTIC FORMATION PROCESS: GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH COMMUNITY

Affiliation, Candidate, Novitiate, First Profession, Final Profession

 

The Affiliate phase is designed for the woman who is seriously discerning a call to Benedictine Life. Affiliation provides the opportunity for the individual to search out her life call in our lifestyle.

 

Image-two hearts-1The Candidate phase is designed for the woman who requests admission in Benedictine Monastic Life at Benet Hill Monastery. The Candidate publicly states her intention to become a member. Candidacy lasts from nine months to one year.

 

After the woman successfully completes the Candidate phase, she enters the Novitiate – a time of intense spiritual preparation that lasts two years.

 

During the phase of the First Profession, the sister becomes now fully integrated into the Monastic Community and she begins a ministry.

 

Final Profession: After the phase of First Profession the sister makes her Final Vows – of stability, conversion through the monastic way of life, and obedience.


We invite and encourage you to contact our Vocation Directors for further information.