The Catholic Benedictine Sisters welcome you.


We are the monastic Catholic Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, Ill. Originally from Nauvoo, Illinois, the Benedictine Sisters moved to the Quad-City area in 2001.

Discover your vocation with us ... or learn about our volunteer live in program.

Read the latest issue of Connecting Point!

Join us for Holy Week prayers.

Events/Retreats

Expressing the Psalms With Calligraphy and Art

Sat Mar 25, 2017: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Family Evening: "Pretzels For Lent"

Tue Apr 4, 2017: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Centering Prayer Retreat: Coming Into The Fullness of Life

Thu Apr 20, 2017: 4:30 pm - Sun Apr 23, 2017: 1:00 pm

Evening at the Monastery - Apr. 27

Thu Apr 27, 2017: 4:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Mother/Adult Daughter Morning: Memories

Sat Apr 29, 2017: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

A Retreat Featuring Richard Rohr and the Legacy of St. Francis

Thu May 4, 2017: 6:00 pm - Sun May 7, 2017: 1:00 pm