Monastery Wisdom

srStefanie

steps

oblate

Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary on Facebook

Blessings from the Catholic

Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery

Last updated April 11, 2014

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.

We also offer group and individual spiritual retreats at Benet House Retreat Center, where we welcome people of all faiths. Directions

As monastic Benedictine Sisters, we seek God together in monastic community.

Benedictine Sisters live together with the purpose of seeking and serving God as one. Join Us!

Join us for Daily Prayers.

Browse our new Spring 2014 Retreats

 


 

 

Making Palm Sunday Personal

By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB

The only honorable and appropriate response to the events on Palm Sunday is to fast, pray and empty ourselves for the less fortunate.

Nothing we do can change Christ’s suffering this week, nothing we do can “pay him back.”

But in our own way, given our own particular circumstances, we can imitate Jesus’ generosity.

We can make Palm Sunday personal.

 

New Volunteer Program!

We are debuting our new volunteer program here at the monastery.

It's for women and men, 21 years of age and over, who wish to live with the monastic community for a period of 2 weeks - 1 year.

The purpose? To deepen your relationship with God by praying with and working alongside the Benedictine Sisters.

More information: benedictines@smmsisters.org


Seeking God Together

 

Curious how the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, Illinois, live, pray and work together? Watch this 6 minute video!

 

Monastery sign outside the Benedictine Catholic Nuns home in Illinois

Sr. Cabrini Rael, OSB 1928-2013

Sr. Marguerite Adams, OSB, 1918-2013

Sr. Benita Reavy, OSB, 1919-2013

Sr. Phyllis McMurray, OSB, 1943-2013

Wisdom Stories from the Benedictines

How Nuns Changed Everything: A History of the Catholic Sisters of the Midwest

Connecting Point is now available online!

Pray the Psalm Cycle with the Benedictine Sisters

Archived Stories from the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery