We are pleased to offer St. Benedict's Monastery YouTube Channel.

Mass will be available live every Sunday morning at 8:15 A.M.

Every live broadcast will be recorded and will be on YouTube after the Mass.


Join the Brothers of Saint Benedict’s in our Lenten 2021 Series Engaging Presence. Father Terry and Father Micah will be sharing brief reflections every Wednesday during Lent at 2:00 P.M. MT.

Sunday Liturgy

The  Madonna of the corral

"If you are looking

for an oasis,

a place where you can quench your thirst

and steady your life,

St. Benedict’s Monastery

in Snowmass, Colorado

is that place."


Fr. Ron Rolheiser,

OMI | President

Oblate School of Theology





Father William Meninger, O.C.S.O.



FATHER WILLIAM MENINGER, a Trappist monk formally resident in the monastic community of St. Benedict’s Monastery, died in the monastery infirmary of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, on February 14, 2021. Read more.


Do You feel Called to the Monastic Life?



St. Benedict’s Monastery offers you two paths

to follow:


• A short-time commitment of not less than six months (subject to withdrawal or renewal by agreement with the Abbot) and lived as a member of the community as an oblate [Latin: ”to offer oneself”] without vows but sharing fully in the daily life and prayer of the monks. If this is your interest, read more.

• A life-time commitment lived in the community as a candidate for monastic profession beginning with the novitiate and moving through simple vows to solemn profession.

For a complete description, read more.


Thomas Merton's Snowmass


In 1964, the superior of St. Benedict’s Monastery, Joachim Viens, invited Fr. Thomas Merton of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky to create an information booklet for those interested in the monastic life. As Merton himself briefly described it, Come to the Mountain was “a meditation on monasticism in its twentieth century context,” composed of five brief chapters focused on its essential qualities and observances.

After more than half a century, Merton’s characteristically clear and concise description of monastic life speaks of the ideals, values and principles which it continues to offer today.  “The monk is not so different after all,” Merton writes, “and has a very definite role to play in the modern world.”

Photographers Ferenc Berko and David Hiser provided the illustrations which accompany the text, and preserve a visible record of life at St. Benedict’s Monastery. Although all of the monks who appear at work and prayer have since passed on into the kingdom of god whom they loved and served at St. Benedict’s Monastery, their legacy continues to motivate and inspire those who follow them today. Read more.



Fr. William

The monastery is surrounded

by the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness which includes Capitol Peak (14,137').



St. Benedict's Monastery | 1012 Monastery Road | Snowmass, Colorado 81654

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