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

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.

Special Retreats for Women and Men

Special Retreats for Women and Men

In June, we will host two special weekend retreats: the Wisdom Woman retreat for women, and the Believing and Living as God's Beloved Sons Today retreat for men. Spend a weekend at Benet House, focusing on your faith and spiritual growth!


Mary at the Empty Tomb - An Easter Reflection

Mary at the Empty Tomb - An Easter Reflection

Sr. Marianne's reflection on John 20: 11-18, as Mary Magdalene searches for Jesus and, instead, Jesus finds her.


A Prayer for Those Seeking God

A Prayer for Those Seeking God

Sr. Marianne has written a beautiful prayer for those seeking God, seeking meaning, and feeling the call to Benedictine life.


Events/Retreats

The Word Among Us

Mon May 27, 2019: 1:15 pm - Mon May 13, 2019: 2:45 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed May 29, 2019: 1:00 pm - Wed May 1, 2019: 2:30 pm

Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Jun 5, 2019: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Jun 5, 2019: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Drumming Circle - June

Fri Jun 14, 2019: 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Women's Retreat: Wisdom Woman

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