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

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What's New

What to Read this Summer

What to Read this Summer

The Benedictine Oblates of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, share some spiritually uplifting book suggestions.

A Transcendent Vision of Workplace as Worthplace

A Transcendent Vision of Workplace as Worthplace

Rock Island Benedictine Oblate Jan Gull reviews Michael Rock's book, St. Benedict's Guide to Improving Your Work Life.


Sister Rose Joseph Kennebeck, 1929-2018

Sister Rose Joseph Kennebeck, 1929-2018

Sister Rose Joseph Kennebeck died May 15 in her beloved St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island. Here's her obituary.


Pentecost: Where Fear Gives Way to Faith

Pentecost: Where Fear Gives Way to Faith

Catholic Benedictine Sister Catherine Cleary says Pentecost calls us to a new beginning, where fear gives way to faith, and timidity to bold proclamation.


Events/Retreats

Colors of Faith

Sat Jun 2, 2018: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Women's Retreat: "Listen Carefully, My Daughter..." (RB Prologue)

Fri Jun 22, 2018: 5:30 pm - Sun Jun 24, 2018: 1:00 pm

Silent Directed Retreat

Sun Jul 8, 2018: 4:00 pm - Fri Jul 13, 2018: 4:00 pm

Catholic Princess Retreat - July 31st 2018

Tue Jul 31, 2018: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Seven Mansions of the Interior Castle

Fri Aug 24, 2018: 5:30 pm - Sun Aug 26, 2018: 1:00 pm

The Centering Prayer Post Intensive Retreat

Sun Aug 26, 2018: 6:00 pm - Fri Aug 31, 2018: 4:00 pm