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
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Sisters and Oblates share stories, wisdom:

   * Monastery Wisdom Blog
   * Sister Stefanie's ABCs Blog
   * Oblate Musings

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What's New

Benedictine Online Book Club: Your Call to Holiness, Your Way

Benedictine Online Book Club: Your Call to Holiness, Your Way

Sister Mary Core's online book club focuses on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate. Here's the introduction.

The Rosary as Contemplative Prayer

The Rosary as Contemplative Prayer

Peace and presence are the very fabric of monastic life, but can be cultivated through contemplative practice in any setting. Here, Sister Sheila McGrath shares her practice of praying the Rosary.


Benedictine Online Book Club Part 2: The Subtle Enemies of Holiness

Benedictine Online Book Club Part 2: The Subtle Enemies of Holiness

Sister Mary Core shares what she calls "the rather dark side" of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Here's Part 2 of her Benedictine Online Book Club.


Benedictine Online Book Club Part 1: Living an Ordinary Life Extraordinarily Well

Benedictine Online Book Club Part 1: Living an Ordinary Life Extraordinarily Well

Sister Mary Core's online book club focuses on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate. Here's Part 1.


Events/Retreats

Centering Prayer

Wed Oct 17, 2018: 1:00 pm - Wed Oct 3, 2018: 2:30 pm

Drumming Circle - October

Fri Oct 19, 2018: 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Spiritual Directors' Gathering

Mon Oct 22, 2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Word Among Us

Mon Oct 22, 2018: 1:15 pm - Mon Oct 8, 2018: 2:45 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Oct 24, 2018: 1:00 pm - Wed Oct 3, 2018: 2:30 pm

The Mandala: A Pathway to One's Center

Fri Oct 26, 2018: 6:30 pm - Sun Oct 28, 2018: 1:00 pm