Sanctuary of Peace

A place of hope and hospitality for the world.
The vision of the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery for Sanctuary of Peace Residential Community is a co-housing intentional community of residents coming together in hope, hospitality and reverencing all creation.

Contact:  Vincent Crowder by email  or by phone 719-355-1639.

Please go to this link to get updates on the Sanctuary of Peace Residential Community construction project. For now, all updates are being posted by the Project Manager for the General Contractor and will be updated weekly on Fridays.

Land Ethic- Care of the Earth

We, the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery, listening with the ear of our heart, hear from Holy Scripture, we are One with all Creation. Grounded in our Judeo-Christian Heritage and rooted in our 1500 year Benedictine Tradition we are entrusted by the Creator with care of the sacred gift of the land. The guiding principles that arise from our contemplative awareness inspire this land ethic which recognizes our moral obligation to respect and protect every particle that vibrates with One Life in the entire universe. Read the entire document here.


We, the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery have envisioned, planned and are prepared to begin construction in June 2021 on the Sanctuary of Peace Residential Community.  We are constructing a small co-housing village of twenty-six patio homes, built in pairs, on five carefully selected acres of forestland. This small village will be nestled in the center of an awe-inspiring fifty-acre parcel of the Black Forest adjacent to land that has long been the Monastery’s home. (scroll down and read more)                 

Download Site Plan Maps Here.

From the beginning, we have carefully considered the right balance between care for and preservation of our Mother Earth with conservation of natural resources including water, plants and creatures. We have designed this small intentional community to make efficient use of only five acres of the land.  Each home is designed to take from nature only what is needed while contributing back to Mother Earth by reducing our carbon footprint. We hope that those people who will choose to buy and make their homes in this community will share values similar to those we hold dear, especially our Land Ethic. We seek to create a community of peace and solitude for those who pursue a deeper relationship within themselves, with their neighbors and with all Creation.

For more information about the Sanctuary of Peace Residential Community please contact Vincent Crowder at the Benet Hill Monastery.  His email address is  and his phone number at the Monastery is 719-355-1639.

For more information about Co-Housing Communities, Intentional Communities and/or the “values the Sisters hold dear” that are embodied in their Land Ethic, please go to the links provided here:

Cohousing | Cohousing

The Foundation for Intentional Community – About FIC                   

Land Ethic