Benet Hill Monastery announces annual fundraiser event

Fifth annual Picnic in the Pines event scheduled to support the Benedictine Sisters’ mission


Benet Hill Monastery recently announced their fifth annual fundraiser event, Picnic in the Pines, will be held on their property on July 19. The picnic begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Admission ticket includes family-friendly entertainment plus an all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch. Entertainment ranges from live music, games for all ages, face painting and a guest appearance of Olympic wrestlers and a football toss with former NFL Bronco Randy Grandishar. Channel 13’s Jon Karroll returns for his third year as the Monastery’s guest to emcee the event.

Sister Rose Ann Barmann, development director, said that she and the rest of the sisters would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy the beautiful Monastery grounds and this event is “a great time to meet old and new friends, bring your children or grandchildren, to enjoy the animals including the raptors and petting zoo. At last year’s picnic a five-year old boy told his mom and grandma that he had ‘the best fun he had ever had’ after enjoying his first-ever pony ride.

This year the Monastery is recognizing families of deployed military, and your attendance at our picnic not only supports our Benet Hill Programs and Mission, but also helps us all to recognize and thank those who have given so much for our country.”

Benet Hill Monastery and Benedictine Spirituality Center in the Pines mission statement: We are a contemporary Benedictine Monastic presence. We provide the sacred space of hospitality and the use of our human and material resources in education, spirituality and other viable ministries. For more information, visit


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