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St. Benedict Cemetery
(El Paso County)
15780 Hwy. 83
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908
(719) 633-0655
Index cut-off date: 10 March 1997
St. Benedict Cemetery is located on the grounds of the Benet Pines Retreat Center and is owned by the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery. This cemetery provides the Benedictine Sisters a pastoral interment site for religious sisters of this Roman Catholic order, although others are buried here. The cemetery is in Black Forest at 15780 Highway 83, located 7.5 miles northeast of the highway's intersection with Briargate Parkway. The cemetery is located on the west side of the highway just after entering the driveway entrance (Relden Road) to the retreat center. According to GPS-derived geolocation (accurate to within 10 meters), the cemetery's coordinates are 39°03'42.6"N and 104°45'45.4"W. The earliest burial is 1973, but no sexton records exist. Point of contact for the cemetery is Benet Hill Monastery at (719) 633-0655.
The grounds are maintained by the Benet Pines Retreat Center. St. Benedict Cemetery is well maintained and located in a quiet forest retreat consisting of ponderosa pines. The cemetery consists of 17 plots laid out in a circular pattern and a plaque mounted on a tree.