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

April 16th, we will host a reception and mini-retreat led by Sr. Joyce Rupp
Learn More & Register

What's New

A Lenten Resolution Template

A Lenten Resolution Template

Sister Mary Core offers her own template for creating Lenten resolutions. Give it a try!


Join Us for Lenten Prayers

Join Us for Lenten Prayers

The Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island invite you to join them on Sundays in Lent.


Lenten Resolution Ideas

Lenten Resolution Ideas

The Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, Illinois share some of their own Lenten practices, in the hope that they may help you choose your own.


Events/Retreats

Lectio for Lent

Sat Feb 24, 2018: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Word Among Us

Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Dominion to Dragons: Can the Bible Teach Us How to Care for the Environment?” An Advent and Lenten series on Scripture and the Environment.

Wed Feb 28, 2018: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Men's Retreat: Be a Builder... Build the City of God... Foundation, Mortar and Appeal

Fri Mar 2, 2018: 6:30 pm - Sun Mar 4, 2018: 12:00 pm

Portrait of a Radical: The Jesus Movement

Mon Mar 5, 2018: 6:30 pm - Mon Mar 19, 2018: 8:00 pm

A Lenten Evening for Families: "A Walk With Jesus Through Holy Week"

Tue Mar 6, 2018: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays 1 pm - 2:30 pm