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

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

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.

The Dark Night of the Soul and Centering Prayer

The Dark Night of the Soul and Centering Prayer

If Centering Prayer is part of your spiritual practice, these two retreats are perfect for you.

The Rise of Christianity

The Rise of Christianity

Each day, we face fear and uncertainty - yet united in a community of faith, Christians have risen above that fear for centuries.

Silent Directed Retreats

Silent Directed Retreats

Deepen your faith with silent prayer and spiritual direction. Three and five day Silent Directed Retreats are coming to Benet House Retreat Center in July. Will you join us?


Women's Retreat: Wisdom Woman

Fri Jun 21, 2019: 5:30 pm - Sun Jun 23, 2019: 1:00 pm

Men's Retreat: Believing and Living as God's Beloved Sons Today

Fri Jun 28, 2019: 6:30 pm - Sun Jun 30, 2019: 12:00 pm

Silent Directed Retreat

Sun Jul 7, 2019: 4:00 pm - Fri Jul 12, 2019: 4:00 pm

"THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL": The Night of Sense, The Night of Spirit

Fri Aug 16, 2019: 4:30 pm - Sun Aug 18, 2019: 1:00 pm

The Centering Prayer Post Intensive Retreat

Sun Aug 18, 2019: 6:00 pm - Fri Aug 23, 2019: 4:00 pm