“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you.” (Isaiah 43)
I entered Benet Hill Monastery in 1974, after teaching with the Benedictines in Walsenburg, Colorado for two years as a VIDA volunteer. My early years as a Benedictine were spent doing Parish ministry throughout Colorado. In 1982 I became a fully professed member of this community. To put on the mind and heart of Jesus was my deepest desire.
My time with my Benedictine community was interrupted in 1990 as I found I needed to work through some issues of importance. My heart was never far from Benet Hill during those years away from community.
Returning to Benet Hill during their Jubilee in 2015 awakened my call to come back to community. In August 2016, I was able to return. On July 30th, 2017 I celebrated my first profession, again, as a Benedictine Sister and member of Benet Hill Monastery.
I am so grateful for my community who welcomed me home and my God who loves me no matter what.