Last updated March 9, 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.
Benedictine Sisters live together with the purpose of seeking and serving God as one. Join Us!
Struggling Against Temptation with Jesus
By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB
Spiritual writers use various terrains of nature to depict our spiritual life.
That is, if we are at the height of knowing and loving God in our prayer, they tell us we are on a mountaintop.
If we are struggling with who and where God is, they tell us we are going through a desert.
In this Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 4:1-11), Jesus is in the desert struggling with Satan who tempts him to a life of greater power, possession and pride.
Who hasn't experienced such temptations in life?
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