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 […]

Sister Marie Therese (MT) Summers, OSB

This is my story as one small “Baby Blue Fir Tree” in the midst of the pines of Benet Hill Monastery. On March 18 I made my debut in the midst of economic challenges, two step-brothers, a brother, and working parents. I grew and thrived with the love of my family and babysitters until I […]

Sister Mary Jane Vigil, OSB

In July of 1957, I answered God’s call to Monastic Life. Along with sixteen other sisters, I professed my vows at Mount Saint Scholastica Convent in Atchison, Kansas, on January 26, 1959. A native of Aguilar, Colorado, I returned to Colorado as a founding member of Benet Hill Monastery in 1965. I received a Bachelor […]