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

Lent: Springtime for Your Soul

Lent: Springtime for Your Soul

Your online mini-retreat from the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, Illinois helps you explore Lent in new ways.

Walking WITH God

Walking WITH God

Springtime for Your Soul, your Lenten retreat from the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, IL, continues!


Do Justice! Love Goodness!

Do Justice! Love Goodness!

Springtime for Your Soul, your Lenten retreat from the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, IL, continues!


Going to Your Inner Room

Going to Your Inner Room

Lent may be a "downer" to some, but not to Benedictine Catholic Sister Bobbi Bussan! Learn what she loves about it.


Events/Retreats

Centering Prayer

Wed Mar 27, 2019: 1:00 pm - Wed Mar 6, 2019: 2:30 pm

Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Apr 3, 2019: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Apr 3, 2019: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Word Among Us

Mon Apr 8, 2019: 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Apr 10, 2019: 1:00 pm - Wed Apr 3, 2019: 2:30 pm

Centering Prayer Retreat: The Gifts of Centering Prayer

Thu Apr 11, 2019: 4:30 pm - Sun Apr 14, 2019: 1:00 pm