The Catholic Benedictine Sisters welcome you.


We are the monastic Catholic Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, Ill. Originally from Nauvoo, we have lived and served in the Quad-City area since 2001. 

Explore ways to join us as:

   * A Benedictine Sister
   * An Oblate
   * A Volunteer

Sisters and Oblates share stories, wisdom:

   * Monastery Wisdom Blog
   * Sister Stefanie's ABCs Blog
   * Oblate Musings

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What's New

Benedictine Online Book Club: Your Call to Holiness, Your Way

Benedictine Online Book Club: Your Call to Holiness, Your Way

Sister Mary Core's online book club focuses on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate. Here's the introduction.

Vigilant, Combat-Ready, & Discerning (Book Club Part 6)

Vigilant, Combat-Ready, & Discerning (Book Club Part 6)

Sister Mary Core shares her book club's thoughts on Chapter 5 of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Here's the final installment of their discussion!


Signs of Holiness (Book Club Part 5)

Signs of Holiness (Book Club Part 5)

Sister Mary Core shares her book club's thoughts on Chapter 4 of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Here's Part 5 of her Benedictine Online Book Club.


Learn about Yourself with St. Benedict

Learn about Yourself with St. Benedict

Benedictine Catholic Sister Stefanie MacDonald shares a fantastic resource for anyone, whether they are exploring a vocation or just wanting to find more balance in their daily lay lives.


Events/Retreats

Encountering the Sacred Through Lectio Divina

Tue Nov 20, 2018: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Nov 21, 2018: 1:00 pm - Wed Nov 7, 2018: 2:30 pm

The Word Among Us

Mon Nov 26, 2018: 1:15 pm - Mon Nov 12, 2018: 2:45 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Nov 28, 2018: 1:00 pm - Wed Nov 7, 2018: 2:30 pm

Building Intuition

Sat Dec 1, 2018: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Dec 5, 2018: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm