Sister Marian Bellotti, OSB

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February 13, 1940 – March 5, 2004


Sister Marian Bellotti was born in Walsenburg, CO to Arthur and Ruth Bellotti and was baptized Geraldine Marie at St. Mary’s Church. She is survived by Patty (Joe) Papez and Larry (Sue) Bellotti of Colorado.

Sister Marian entered Mt. St. Scholastica Convent, Atchison, KS June 26, 1958, and made Monastic Profession January 1, 1963. She was a charter member of Benet Hill Monastery, Colorado Springs, CO. She received her BA degree from Regis University, Denver and an MA degree from St. Meinrad’s College, St. Meinrad, IN. Sister Marian said of her life, “In my life I want desperately to minister to the people of God, to be God’s eyes, arms, hands, and heart; to go about as Jesus did preaching, teaching and healing in the name of the God who created me.” She fulfilled this desire as a teacher for ten years, as a Pastoral Minister in the Dioceses of Cheyenne, WY, Denver and Pueblo, CO, as Director of the Spiritual Direction Program of Benet Hill Center for 12 years. She walked with many people on their spiritual paths as a Spiritual Director and Retreat Director. She was a creative teacher, a poet and a culinary artist. She was a member of the Benet Hill Monastic Council and a journey person for sisters transferring to Benet Hill Monastery.

Marian will be remembered by her deep love for family, friends and community. She had a passion for life which was evident in her truthfulness, faithfulness and friendly sense of humor.

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  1. Jamie D'Amico

    I remember Sister Bellotti and her kindness to me during a difficult time 20 years ago. I was recovering from cancer treatment and stuggling with my disconnect with the Church. She listened deeply to my concerns….long story short, I complete the 2 year Spiritual Direction program and when her breast cancer returned, I had the opportunity to be with her a couple times during her dying time at Benet Hill, massaging her feet….just being with her and this end time. I will always remember this beautiful, graceful woman and the gentle impact she had on my life.


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