The community of Whitewater, a mission of Benet Hill Monastery began in 1971 when three Visitation nuns came to Colorado to establish a new monastery of the Visitation Order. The women desired to live the poverty and simplicity of original monasticism and to have their community accessible to others. They found a hundred acre site in a desert mountain valley on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, twenty-three miles from Grand Junction, Colorado. In 1978 the sisters became independent of the Visitation Order and were established as a community in the diocese of Pueblo, Colorado. In February 2012, the Whitewater Community officially joined Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs, Colorado..
The Whitewater Community takes it name from the town nearby. However, the water of Kannah Creek which flows through the property has become a symbol of the goal of the Community – a constant and creative life.
Anne Madeleine Brost, OSB (left)
Mary Glenn, OSB (right)