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

Sisters and Oblates share stories, wisdom:

   * Monastery Wisdom Blog
   * Sister Stefanie's ABCs Blog
   * Oblate Musings

SMA Reunion Announcements

 

What's New

Resolve to Pray!

Resolve to Pray!

Benedictine Catholic Sister Catherine Cleary says the best New Year's resolution is to make time every day for prayer.

Creation and the Cross: A Provocative and Intriguing New Work

Creation and the Cross: A Provocative and Intriguing New Work

Benedictine Catholic Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB will host a book club at Benet House Retreat Center on theologian Elizabeth Johnson's new book, beginning Wed. Jan 25.


On Your Journey into 2019, Trust Your Inner Voice

On Your Journey into 2019, Trust Your Inner Voice

Benedictine Catholic Sister Bobbi Bussan compares our journey with that of the 3 wise men as we begin 2019.


Baptism: One Bread, One Body

Baptism: One Bread, One Body

Benedictine Catholic Sister Catherine Cleary says baptism is NOT about sin, but about becoming One Body.


Events/Retreats

Silent Directed Retreat: The Wedding at Cana: Jesus Said, "Fill The Jars With Water, Take It To The Headwaiter." (John 2:1-11)

Sun Jan 20, 2019: 4:00 pm - Wed Jan 23, 2019: 4:00 pm

Bookmarks: Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril by Elizabeth A. Johnson

Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Jan 23, 2019: 1:00 pm - Wed Jan 2, 2019: 2:30 pm

Catholic Princess Retreat 2019

Sat Jan 26, 2019: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Word Among Us

Mon Jan 28, 2019: 1:15 pm - Mon Jan 14, 2019: 2:45 pm

Bookmarks: Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril by Elizabeth A. Johnson

Wed Jan 30, 2019: 6:00 pm - Wed Feb 27, 2019: 7:30 pm