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

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Listen UP Hijab video

Watch the Listen UP videos created by us and other area Catholic Sisters for National Catholic Sisters Week!

What's New

Lent: Springtime for Your Soul

Lent: Springtime for Your Soul

Your online mini-retreat from the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, Illinois helps you explore Lent in new ways.

Was Your Heart Burning?

Was Your Heart Burning?

Your online mini-retreat from the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, Illinois ends with this Easter reflection from Sister Mary Core.


Let it Shine!

Let it Shine!

Your online mini-retreat from the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, Illinois continues!


Celebrating Resurrection in a Personal Way

Celebrating Resurrection in a Personal Way

Benedictine Catholic Sister Bobbi Bussan shares some ways she plans to celebrate Easter.


Events/Retreats

The Word Among Us

Mon Apr 22, 2019: 1:15 pm - Mon Apr 8, 2019: 2:45 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Apr 24, 2019: 1:00 pm - Wed Apr 3, 2019: 2:30 pm

Drumming Circle - April

Fri Apr 26, 2019: 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed May 1, 2019: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed May 1, 2019: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guided Retreat: The Wonder of It All

Tue May 7, 2019: 4:30 pm - Fri May 10, 2019: 1:00 pm