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

Christ’s Love in Action: The Benedictine Way

Christ’s Love in Action: The Benedictine Way

Read how friends of the Benedictine Sisters have witnessed the Benedictine version of Christ's love in action.

Lectio Divina: An Ancient Tool to Seek God

Lectio Divina: An Ancient Tool to Seek God

Learn how to read Sacred Scripture with your heart, following this ancient Benedictine practice.


In the Spring Garden with Sister Mary

In the Spring Garden with Sister Mary

Dig into the spirituality of gardening with the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, IL.


An Easter Bloom

An Easter Bloom

Sister Margaret Murphy shares this beautiful Easter poem!


Events/Retreats

The Word Among Us

Mon Apr 23, 2018: 1:00 pm - Mon May 21, 2018: 2:30 pm

Friday Night In Color

Fri Apr 27, 2018: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mother / Adult Daughter Morning: Memories

Sat Apr 28, 2018: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Taizé Prayer

Thu May 10, 2018: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Word Among Us

Mon May 14, 2018: 1:00 pm - Mon May 21, 2018: 2:30 pm

Discernment Weekend - Common Life, Common Prayer, Joy, The Benedictine Way

Sat May 19, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays 1 pm - 2:30 pm