Sister Anne Madeleine Brost, OSB

I became a Visitation nun after high school in St. Paul, Minnesota. I taught mathematics and religion at the Visitation Convent School until 1971. That year I came with two other Visitation nuns to Whitewater near Grand Junction, Colorado, to begin a new Visitation Monastery. The plan for a new Visitation Monastery could not be […]

Sister Clare Carr, OSB

“I know my plans for you; they are plans for peace and not disaster, to give you a future with hope” ( Jeremiah 29:11). This scripture has always been a comfort to my spirit. I love to be with people, especially those seeking a deeper understanding of our humanity. I believe in the call we […]

Sister Mary Glenn, OSB

I was born in Port Angeles, WA, and began religious life in 1965 at the Visitation Monastery in Federal Way, WA. In 1971 I moved to western Colorado to begin a new monastery. In 1978, Sister Anne Madeleine and I became an independent religious community under the Bishop of Pueblo. We lived a simple lifestyle […]

Sister Deb Kuhl, OSB

I entered Benet Hill Monastery in 1974, after teaching with the Benedictines in Walsenburg, Colorado for two years as a VIDA (Volunteers in Diocesan Action) 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 […]

Sister Susan Matarrese, OSB

I was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Arline and Felix Matarrese. I have two brothers, Mike and Mark, and have many wonderful and happy memories of family vacations and fishing trips in northern Wisconsin. My journey in Colorado began as a VIDA (Volunteer in Diocesan Action) with the Pueblo diocese. I taught in Walsenburg, where […]

Sister Therese O’Grady, OSB

The scripture from the Gospel of John has guided my heart and helps me remember that my call to become a sister began as a child by reading the book, Damien the Leper. During that time, I had a child’s dream of going to the Island of Molokai and working with lepers. And since that […]

Sister Mary Colleen Schwarz, OSB

My journey to Benet Hill Monastery was a path of many twists and turns. As I became more spiritual awakening the call to religious life became a prayerful discernment. The passion to serve Christ as a Benedictine sister was my hope. My professional life was as a critical nurse manager and educator. Nursing was a […]

Sister Anne Stedman, OSB

In 2020, I celebrated my 60th Jubilee of vowed monastic life. At that time I reflected on some key experiences that had impacted me during my Benedictine journey. For me, the touchstone of monastic life is a small piece of the Community’s vision “we will be radical signs of God’s love and compassion.” This touchstone […]