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

 

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.

Benedictine Missioning Day

Benedictine Missioning Day

The tradition of "missioning" is one in which Catholic Benedictine Sisters would be assigned their work for the year. It was exciting and a little anxiety provoking. Learn what's changed and what's stayed the same in our 144-year-old ritual.


Show Up! It Might Change Everything!

Show Up! It Might Change Everything!

Sister Mary Jane Wallace has some sage advice regarding prayer. And no, it's not how to do it!


A Sunbeam’s Song of Praise

A Sunbeam’s Song of Praise

Benedictine Oblate Mary Schoening shares her lovely prayer in response to Sister Charlotte Sonneville's invitation to write her own Magnificat!


Events/Retreats

Centering Prayer

Wed Aug 15, 2018: 1:00 pm - Wed Aug 1, 2018: 2:30 pm

Drumming Circle - August

Fri Aug 17, 2018: 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Let's Drum Together.

Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Sacredness of Yoga August 2018

Sat Aug 18, 2018: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Aug 22, 2018: 1:00 pm - Wed Aug 1, 2018: 2:30 pm

The Seven Mansions of the Interior Castle

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