1500 Years of Service

1500 Years of Service

1500 Years of Service

1500 Years of Service

1500 Years of Service

1500 Years of Service

1500 Years of Service

480

The Benedictine charism was born in the hearts of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, “To seek God in community…”

1852

Benedictine sisterhood spreads to St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania for the purpose of educating immigrant children.

1863

Benedictine sisters answer the call for a Benedictine presence and service in Atchison, Kansas. Mount St. Scholastica is founded.

1914

Benedictine sisters asked to expand their education ministry to Colorado:

1914-1992 Walsenburg

1934-1971 San Luis Valley

1937-1972 Started St. Cajetan’s School in Denver

1953-1971 Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Pueblo

1964-1982 Started Our Lady of Fatima in Denver

1968 Started Holy Trinity in Colorado Springs

1977 Former Prioress Liguori Sullivan starts John Neumann School in Pueblo

1963

Sisters founded Benet Hill Academy which “grew out of a need-a need for a school in the service of the Lord” (A Song in the Pines). From 1963 to 1982 over 2,000 girls received an education based on academic excellence and Catholic moral values

1965

Benet Hill Monastery was founded by the pioneer spirit of 77 Benedictine women with a passion for the Monastic life and for the needs of the people along the front range.

(Shown L to R: Sisters Clarita McGarity and Leann Cogan with an Academy student.)

1982

We Closed Benet Hill Academy and responded to the need for adult lay formation and education in the areas of Bible Studies, Chrisitian Spirituality, Liturgical and Catechetical Training, Retreat Ministries and Spiritual Direction.

2008

We sold our properties on Chelton Road and built a new Monastery and Ministry Center at our Benet Pines Retreat Center.

2009

We moved to our new location, 3190 Benet Lane in northeast Colorado Springs.

2010

Benedictine Spirituality Center in the Pines continues offering Benedictine Spirituality, Scripture Studies, Retreats and Contemplative Prayer. We expanded globally with online classes.

2011

Benet Hill Monastery sponsored the St. John’s Bible exhibit with Colorado College.

2012

New direction is developed in Scripture studies with the program: “Walking With Benedict Through the Scriptures.” A Blog was created for Benet Hill: “Presence in the Pines.”

2013

Benedictine Spirituality Center partners with Pillar Institute.

2015

Celebrating 50th Jubilee Founding Day June 14, 1965-2015
“Honoring the past…Celebrating the present…Embracing the future”

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