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

What to Read this Summer

What to Read this Summer

The Benedictine Oblates of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, share some spiritually uplifting book suggestions.

Keep Todas Familias Together

Keep Todas Familias Together

The Benedictine Sisters hosted a prayer service for immigrant and suffering families Sat. July 14, 2018. Watch it here.


Sister Norberta Vandersnick, OSB, 1927-2018

Sister Norberta Vandersnick, OSB, 1927-2018

Sister Norberta Vandersnick, OSB, 1927-2018 died July 7, 2018.


My Magnificat

My Magnificat

Sister Charlotte Sonneville shares her own song of praise to the Lord, using the Virgin Mary's Magnificat as her guide.


Events/Retreats

Centering Prayer

Wed Jul 25, 2018: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Girls Be a Catholic Sister for a Day 2018

Wed Aug 1, 2018: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Aug 1, 2018: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Catholic Princess Retreat - August 2nd 2018

Thu Aug 2, 2018: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Aug 8, 2018: 1:00 pm - Wed Aug 1, 2018: 2:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Aug 15, 2018: 1:00 pm - Wed Aug 1, 2018: 2:30 pm