Last updated April 20, 2014
We believe that the divine presence is everywhere . Rule of Benedict
We are the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery.
Originally from Nauvoo, Illinois, the Benedictine Sisters moved to the
Quad-City area in 2001.
We serve in parishes, college campuses, homeless shelters, food pantries and in other ministries.
Benedictine Sisters live together with the purpose of seeking and serving God as one. Join Us!
By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB
Easter Sunday at our home always meant we celebrated Eucharist together (or, as we said back then, “We went to Mass”).
What was special to us was that each of the 10 of us had something new to wear.
I especially remember a new yellow suit, which I loved. One Easter I had a new pink purse, another, a new ribbon for last year’s straw hat. Whether a whole new outfit or just an accessory, we all had something new.
That's not all that was new on Easter. Read more!
New Volunteer Program!
We are debuting our new volunteer program here at the monastery.
It's for women and men, 21 years of age and over, who wish to live with the monastic community for a period of 2 weeks - 1 year.
The purpose? To deepen your relationship with God by praying with and working alongside the Benedictine Sisters.
More information: email@example.com
Seeking God Together