Snowmass

Location

Official Name Saint Benedict's Monastery

72

Country USA

City Snowmass

Address 1012 Monastery Road

Postcode 81654-9399

Contact Information

Telephone [1] (970) 279-4400 ext 12

Guesthouse Email retreat@rof.net

Website www.snowmass.org

Superior Dom Joseph Boyle, Abbot 1985

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Denveriensis (Denver)

OCSO Region USA

Founded/Restored 1956

Origins

Founded by Spencer in 1956; raised to the rank of abbey 1969.

History

The property is located in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 2,400 metres.  It consists of a broad plain surrounded by mountains.

1956: The first group of founders is sent and began construction of the monastery.

1960: The General Chapter authorizes its canonical erection, but this did not take place until 5 November 1969.

1995 – Construction of a new retreat center including a main building and eight hermitages.

2000 – Construction of a new wing on the main monastery for an infirmary, chapter room and library extension.

Father Immediate

Spencer

Past Superiors

Leo SLATTERIE, Superior (06/03/1956 – ?/10/1958)
Thomas Aquinas KEATING, Superior ( ?/10/1958 – 29/08/1961) (v.26)
Joachim VIENS, Superior (?/ ?/1961 – ?/03/1968)
Michael ABDO, Superior (?/03/1968 – 03/02/1970); Abbot (03/02/1970 – 05/06/1980); Sup. ad nutum (05/06/1980 – 28/04/1985)

Work and Sources of Income

Cookies, farm, shop, guesthouse

Guest Facilities

Guesthouse with room for 24 persons (double rooms)

Transportation

Station : Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Airport : Aspen

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