Benet House Retreat Center

We shall run on the path of God's commandments, our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.  Rule of Benedict

The Sisters of St. Benedict invite you to lovely Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, Illinois.

Built in 2001 as a place apart to seek the Holy One for persons of all faiths, Benet House offers a setting of peace, beauty and tranquility for any retreat or program you choose.

Benet House is situated atop a hill overlooking woods and lake.

Walking paths provide you with quiet and solitude. Private rooms provide you with sanctuary.

You are welcome to join the community in the monastery chapel for Lauds, Noon Prayer, Vespers and Eucharist. See our daily prayer schedule for more information.

Our library is open to you, as is our dining room for lunch and dinner. A common kitchen at Benet House will be stocked with breakfast items and snacks for your convenience.

Meet your Benet House Retreat Center staff.

A Hermitage gives seekers a place apart for solitude and prayer. Call (309) 283-2108 for information.

See more on Benet House Hermitage

Information on purchasing a gift certificate here.

Directions to St. Mary Monastery and Benet House Retreat Center

From the East: Take I-80 or I-74 to I-280 W. Get off at Exit 15 (11 miles). Turn right at the light. Drive 1.1 miles to stoplight at the junction of Hwy. 67; turn left. Go 2.8 miles to the 4th stoplight; turn right onto 92nd Ave. Go 1.3 miles to second stop sign; turn right onto Ridgewood Rd. Go .3 mile; turn left on 88th Ave W.

From the South: Take US 67 north toward Milan. Turn left at 92nd Ave W, right at Ridgewood Rd, left at 88th Ave W.

From the West: Take I-280 East. Exit at Rt 92 W. Cross Andalusia Rd (do NOT turn right with Rt 92 W). Go 1.1 miles to stop sign and turn left at Ridgewood Rd and left at 88th Ave W.