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

2nd Sunday: Forgive!

2nd Sunday: Forgive!

Sister Catherine Cleary echoes the words of John the Baptist when she says Advent is the time to forgive.


Starting Anew this Advent

Starting Anew this Advent

First Sunday of Advent reflection by Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB


How to Love God in 5 Steps

How to Love God in 5 Steps

Benedictine Sister Ruth Ksycki shares her wisdom into giving - and receiving - love of God.


Events/Retreats

The Word Among Us

Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Dominion to Dragons: Can the Bible Teach Us How to Care for the Environment?” An Advent and Lenten series on Scripture and the Environment.

Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Taizé Prayer

Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Thu Jan 4, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Word Among Us

Mon Jan 8, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays 1 pm - 2:30 pm