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

SMA Reunion Announcements

What's New

Ready for Life!

Ready for Life!

Sister Mary Jane shares a 5-step prayer to help her - and maybe you, too - be ready for life.


Joining the Magi in Our Own Search

Joining the Magi in Our Own Search

Sister Catherine Cleary says, "We too are searchers, or at least could be searchers, not just for the star but for Christ." Don't miss her Epiphany reflection.


Graced Children of God

Graced Children of God

Sister Mary Core reflects on the Feast of the Baptism.


Events/Retreats

The Word Among Us

Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Catholic Princess Retreat - January 27th 2018

Sat Jan 27, 2018: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

12 Step Evening Book Club: Divine Therapy and Addiction: Centering Prayer and the 12 Steps

Thu Feb 1, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Taizé Prayer

Thu Feb 8, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Valentine Evening for Couples: Laughter - The Language of Love

Fri Feb 9, 2018: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Word Among Us

Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays 1 pm - 2:30 pm