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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

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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

Reflection on Heaven from Sister Mary Jane

Reflection on Heaven from Sister Mary Jane

Sister Mary Jane reflects on Heaven


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.


Feast of St. Benedict

Feast of St. Benedict

The Sisters of St Mary Monastery celebrated the Feast of St. Benedict with a vigil on July 10th. On the feast day, they gathered for Mass followed by an afternoon movie and festive dinner.


Events/Retreats

Voices to be Heard: The Call to Courage with Brene Brown

Thu Nov 21, 2019: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Dec 3, 2019: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Veteran's Retreat: Compassion to Self- A 24-Hr Retreat

Fri Dec 6, 2019: 4:30 pm - Sat Dec 7, 2019: 5:00 pm

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