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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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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

We Are Built to Last!  A Reflection from Sister Bobbi

We Are Built to Last! A Reflection from Sister Bobbi

Sister Bobbi shares her thoughts on intentionally living a life that matters for eternity

Reflection on Heaven from Sister Mary Jane

Reflection on Heaven from Sister Mary Jane

Sister Mary Jane reflects on Heaven


Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

For Halloween, the Sisters enjoyed a fun evening of games, costumes and treats!


Sister Marilyn Ring, OSB, 1930 - 2019

Sister Marilyn Ring, OSB, 1930 - 2019

Sister Marilyn Ring, (Mary Stephen) O.S.B., 88, of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in the Chapel of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Monastery, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m.


Events/Retreats

The Word Among Us

Mon Dec 9, 2019: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Wed Dec 11, 2019: 1:00 pm - Wed Dec 18, 2019: 2:30 pm

Taizé

Thu Dec 12, 2019: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Introduction to Power Animals

Sat Dec 14, 2019: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Christmas Novena Retreat

Mon Dec 16, 2019: 4:30 pm - Wed Dec 25, 2019: 1:00 pm

Drumming Circle

Fri Dec 20, 2019: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm