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

3rd Sunday: Make Straight the Way

3rd Sunday: Make Straight the Way

Sister Catherine Cleary says John the Baptist's lesson today is for us to wake up and "make straight" our lives.


Join Us for Our Christmas Novena

Join Us for Our Christmas Novena

Each evening from Dec. 16 through Dec. 24, the Benedictine Sisters process into our darkened chapel carrying lighted candles. This begins our Christmas Novena.


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.


Events/Retreats

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

Taizé Prayer

Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Girls Catholic Sister for a Day - January 13

Sat Jan 13, 2018: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Silent Directed Retreat: And Jesus Said to Them "Follow Me" (Mark 1:14-20)

Sun Jan 14, 2018: 4:00 pm - Wed Jan 17, 2018: 4:00 pm

The Word Among Us

Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays 1 pm - 2:30 pm