Please join us for an Interfaith Dialogue with
Bishop Hanifen, Rabbi Sarah Schechter and Arshad Yousufi
on Saturday, August 2
7 to 9 pm
Benet Hill Academy Reunion Celebration 2014
Saturday July 26, 2014
Benet Hill Monastery
This event is for all alumnae, parents and family members.
Class photos will be taken at designated times and emailed to classmates who sign up for them. A special recognition will be given
on the 40th anniversary of the Class 1974.
Celebration Mass to be held in Our Lady of Peace Chapel
Sunday, July 27 at 10:15 AM
Mass is followed by rolls and coffee
All alumnae and family members are welcome!
Please RSVP to Lucile Hartmann, OSB at (719)633-0655 ext.118
or email email@example.com
Benet Hill is Introducing:
Chamber Music in the Pines
Seeking artistic truth in a setting of extraordinary beauty
Monthly prayer group
First Saturday of the month
9:00AM to 12:30PM Next Session: August 2 and Sept. 6
Held in Our Lady of Peace Chapel
9-9:30AM-Social Time/ 9:30 AM-Prayer Begins & ends approx. 12:30PM
Our 2013 ANNUAL APPEAL focuses on our Mission Statement (above)
as well as our Vision Statement:
We, the Benedictine Sisters of Colorado Springs, Colorado,
are impelled by the Word of God to listen and respond to the issues of our times. Reverencing all creation, we will be radical signs of God's love and compassion and use our resources in service with all God's people especially the poor and oppressed.
Please read through our Appeal flyer and consider helping us
to continue our works with all those in need.
Please visit our Development page for more information and
to give electronically. Thank you for your support!
|We are pleased to announce that a NEW
Benet Hill Monastery website will be COMING SOON!
We look forward to a fresh, exciting, dynamic NEW
web presence and hope that you will continue to visit us often!!
Recently someone very dear to me died. Faced with her loss, our family finds themselves wandering in a darkness that is often overwhelming. It is as if the whole world is frozen in
time. As we look around us, we feel as if the world of work, shopping and our daily routines
are removed from our reality. As we stand in the midst of a crowded room, we just want
to ask all those present to stop what they are doing and to spend a reverent moment
of silence with us as we grieve. Can’t others see how deeply troubling it is to have lost this dearly beloved member of our family? How can we be an Easter people? How can we
find the resurrection in the midst of this pain and loss?
I am sure many of us have asked these questions and I am guessing the women who
came to Jesus’ tomb after his death felt like this. They must have been heart broken, numb
with pain and lost without Him. Yet, we read in the Gospel, “Do not be afraid… he has gone before you.” (Mt. 28:8-9) Yes, the resurrected Christ has gone before us and we are living
in the resurrection here and now. It is not something that we are to wait for at the end
of our lives, but instead the resurrection among us now.
I ask myself how do I see this after the death of my dear one? I see the resurrection among the people present in the community. I see the resurrection in the gentle kindnesses
expressed between people. I see the resurrection in the many cards, gifts of food,
phone calls, and visits others are sharing with us during this difficult time. And I see the resurrection in the lives left behind. Her legacy of love and life lives on in her children, family
and friends. It is in them that she will go on living. Sometimes we feel like death has the
last word, but it is Jesus who has the last word and it is “life”. We are an Easter people because the Resurrection is here and now.
Sister Clare Carr, OSB
Benet Hill Monastery is very excited to participate in the Colorado Gives Program. Last year Colorado Gives distributed over $12 million to Colorado nonprofits.
This year Colorado Gives Day was held on December 10th. We received a very generous increase in donors and amount of donations and are so grateful!
100% of donations go to Benet Hill Monastery. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Visit Our Spiritual & Educational Ministries pages for updated and new program information including an exciting NEW online learning opportunity for residents nationwide and international.
Create a Benedictine Future with us. Visit the Development page for donation information.
As the weather in Colorado can be vastly different in Colorado Springs and here at our home in Black Forest, we encourage you to check with the monastery at 719-633-0655 prior to driving out if you are concerned about the weather.