Benet Hill Monastery
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
CHARISM: We, the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery,
journeying together, are called to seek God
in the daily celebration of life.
Recognizing our giftedness, we listen and respond
through creative prayer and life-giving service.
We, the Benedictine Sisters of Colorado Springs, Colorado, are impelled by the Word of God to listen and respond to the issues of our times. Reverencing all creation, we will be radical signs of God’s love and compassion and use our resources in service with all God’s people especially the poor and oppressed.
Benet Hill Monastery retreat facilities are situated on 44 acres of Ponderosa Pines in the Black Forest, 30 minutes north of Colorado Springs, and one hour south of Denver. The retreat center is owned and operated by the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill.
The Sisters provide a quiet, prayerful, hospitable environment in a rustic setting where persons of all faith traditions are welcome to discover more fully their God and themselves through retreats (either private or directed), programs and workshops.
Accommodations are available for overnight guests, day groups and seminars. Our hermitage is available for an individual desiring an intense experience of solitude. Throughout the grounds, our guests will find a variety of unique prayer sites with interconnecting meditative paths conducive to quiet reflection and contemplation.
All guests are invited to participate in the Benedictine community life. The simple monastic rhythm of Liturgy of the Hours, Lectio Divina, and interaction with a small community offers gentle peace and tranquility. The recommended fees for a retreat or sabbatical at Benet Pines will vary according to the needs of the guests.
Take time to browse our gift shop filled with handmade items, including quilts, baby gifts, preserves, candles and original art created by the Sisters of Benet Hill. We also have a varied selection of books from prominent authors covering a wide range of topics, as well as religious gifts, rosaries, medals and cards for all occasions.
We know you will find something to remember your stay at our retreat facilities.
We are a contemporary monastic presence. We provide the sacred space for hospitality and the use of our human and material resources in education, spirituality and other viable ministries. We do this with all God’s people and with a special emphasis for women.
Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program
The Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program has been a vital ministry of Benet Hill Monastery since 1983. Initially located in Colorado Springs as a one year program, BSFP has now evolved into a two year program with extended supervision. Sites now include Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction and a new Global Online program. Classes meet weekly for three hours September through April.
The Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program is open to persons of all faith traditions, is rooted in Benedictine values and tradition, and focuses on personal transformation and spiritual growth. BSFP was created to deepen each participant’s inner journey and to open new pathways of spiritual service including the ministry of Spiritual Direction.
Contemplative Vision Ministry
The Contemplative Vision Ministry of the Benedictine Spirituality Center in the Pines offers courses and workshops in contemplative practices to foster your individual spiritual journey and to promote contemplative living. Most classes are held at Benet Hill Monastery in the Black Forest.
Contemplative practices facilitate and strengthen our relationship with God. They are an opportunity to invite the divine indwelling into everything we do. Contemplative practices give us the eyes to see and the ears to hear and the courage to live the contemplative life God desires for us.
Contemplative Vision Ministry also serves as a partner with Contemplative Outreach, LTD., a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the gospel in everyday life and to fostering transformation in Christ through the practice of centering prayer.