Last updated December 19, 2013
We believe that the divine presence is everywhere . Rule of Benedict
We are the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery.
Originally from Nauvoo, Illinois, the Benedictine Sisters moved to the
Quad-City area in 2001.
We serve in parishes, college campuses, homeless shelters, food pantries and in other ministries.
Benedictine Sisters live together with the purpose of seeking and serving God as one. Join Us!
Making the most of Advent in our commercial culture:
When the Preparing, Waiting and Staying Awake are Over
By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB
My reflections this season have focused on this.
My own Sister sister, my sister-in-law, Sisters dear to me here in the monastery have all faced God in ways that I have not (yet).
How do we stay alert and awake for the Lord’s undeniable coming?
Seeking God Together