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

   * A Volunteer

Join us for a Virtual Retreat!

The Benet House retreat team is excited to present a wide array of virtual retreats, open for registration now and accessible anywhere in the world. While we miss seeing our retreatants in person, safety is always our highest priority. Please know that the Sisters pray for our retreatants daily, and look forward to "seeing" you in an upcoming virtual retreat!



What's New

Pray for Our Election

Pray for Our Election

A Prayer for the 2020 U.S. Election

Founders Day

Founders Day

146 Years of God's Faithfulness


Walking for Peace Across the USA

Walking for Peace Across the USA

Celebrating International Day of Peace


World Day of Prayer for Creation

World Day of Prayer for Creation

Learn more about the Season of Creation


Events/Retreats

For a complete listing of Benet House 2020-2021 virtual retreats and on-site retreats, click HERE