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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 Benedictines@smmsisters.org
  • 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

Sister Rosemary Murphy, 1924 - 2020

Sister Rosemary Murphy, 1924 - 2020

Sister Rosemary Murphy, O.S.B., 95, of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, Ill., passed away Thursday May 28, 2020 at St. Mary Monastery.

A Reflection by Sister Bobbi

A Reflection by Sister Bobbi

Thoughts on the Ascension - Are you Ready?


Sister Ruth's Reflection on Love

Sister Ruth's Reflection on Love

A reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter


We Remember Sister Anne Newcomer

We Remember Sister Anne Newcomer

Prioress Sandra Brunenn reflects on the life of Sister Anne Newcomer


Events/Retreats

Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Jun 2, 2020: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Jun 3, 2020: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Jun 3, 2020: 1:00 pm - Wed Jun 24, 2020: 2:30 pm

Drumming Circle

Wed Jun 17, 2020: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Boundless Compassion Retreat

Fri Jun 19, 2020: 5:30 pm - Tue Jun 23, 2020: 4:00 pm

Boundless Compassion Facilitator Training

Wed Jun 24, 2020: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm