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.