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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. 

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Sr. Mary Jane Wallace launches a book!

After teaching early childhood education for over 60 years, Sister Mary Jane created a resource to encourage parents to allow unstructured play time for their children.  In this charming collection of stories, Sister Mary Jane reflects on her own childhood and shares heart-warming stories about the inquisitive minds and loving hearts that her students revealed in their unguarded moments.  
  • Order your copy today!  $14 each including tax or $18 each shipped to you
  • Reserve your book by calling (309) 283-2100 or emailing
  • Books available for pick up at St. Mary Monastery
    • Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


What's New

God's Touch of Compassion

God's Touch of Compassion

Sister Ruth's Reflection from Mark 5:21-43

Honoring God with All of Us

Honoring God with All of Us

Sister Mary Jane's Reflection

Feast of St. Scholastica

Feast of St. Scholastica

The Sisters of St. Mary Monastery celebrated the Feast of St. Scholastica by celebrating Mass then enjoying a festive dinner.

Zacchaeus:  A Little Man Up a Tree

Zacchaeus: A Little Man Up a Tree

Reflection by Sister Mary Core, O.S.B.


Drumming Circle

Fri Feb 21, 2020: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Girls "Be a Catholic Sister for a Day" Retreat 2020

Sat Feb 22, 2020: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Introductory Strengths-Based Talent Development: For Individuals or Ministry Teams

Tue Mar 3, 2020: 9:00 am - Tue Mar 24, 2020: 12:00 pm

Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Mar 3, 2020: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Mar 4, 2020: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Mar 4, 2020: 1:00 pm - Wed Mar 25, 2020: 2:30 pm