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. 

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Events/Retreats

Exploring the Human Condition: A Journey to Interior Freedom and Self-Transcendence

Fri Aug 18, 2017: 4:30 pm - Fri Aug 25, 2017: 4:00 pm

The Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Sun Aug 20, 2017: 6:00 pm - Fri Aug 25, 2017: 4:00 pm

One-Stop Vocation Retreat

Sat Sep 2, 2017: 10:00 am - Sun Jun 4, 2017: 10:00 am

Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Sep 6, 2017: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Sep 6, 2017: 1:00 pm - Wed May 23, 2018: 2:30 pm

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

Thu Sep 7, 2017: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm