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

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What's New

All Saints Day

All Saints Day

Sister Mary Core writes, "All Saints Day – and the vigil on the All Hallows Eve – are set aside for remembering and rejoicing in the wonderful people we have known who will never be officially declared 'Saints' by the church, but who made a holy difference to us just the same.


Read with the Benedictines!

Read with the Benedictines!

Sister Mary Core is sharing a wonderful book, loaded with the realities of living, with her Wisdom Seekers Book Club, and online, with you.


Your Online Summer Retreat

Your Online Summer Retreat

We take a week every summer for a silent and much-needed retreat. You probably need one, too (we all do)!