What to Read this Summer

The Benedictine Oblates of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, share some spiritually uplifting book suggestions.

Read more | Comments (1) | May 22, 2018

Sister Rose Joseph Kennebeck, 1929-2018

Sister Rose Joseph Kennebeck died May 15 in her beloved St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island. Here's her obituary.

Read more | Comments (1) | May 16, 2018

Pentecost: Where Fear Gives Way to Faith

Catholic Benedictine Sister Catherine Cleary says Pentecost calls us to a new beginning, where fear gives way to faith, and timidity to bold proclamation.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 14, 2018

Dancing in the Rain with our Sisters and God

Challenges will come in all our lives. We will face difficult times. What’s important is how we respond to them; how we choose to live through them. Benedictine Sister Stefanie MacDonald shares her thoughts.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 09, 2018

Spring Around the Grounds

Enjoy some spring photos from around the Catholic Benedictine Sisters' grounds in Rock Island, IL.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 05, 2018

Heaven is Closer than We Think

Spring rebirth awakens our senses to heaven, but it is here and now, says Benedictine Sister Mary Schmidt of Rock Island, IL.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 02, 2018

Creating the Beauty We're Called To

The Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, IL say living a creative life matters to body, mind and spirit. Here's how they do it ... and suggest you might, too.

Read more | Comments (0) | Apr 25, 2018

Christ’s Love in Action: The Benedictine Way

Read how friends of the Benedictine Sisters have witnessed the Benedictine version of Christ's love in action.

Read more | Comments (0) | Apr 18, 2018

Lectio Divina: An Ancient Tool to Seek God

Learn how to read Sacred Scripture with your heart, following this ancient Benedictine practice.

Read more | Comments (0) | Apr 12, 2018

In the Spring Garden with Sister Mary

Dig into the spirituality of gardening with the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, IL.

Read more | Comments (0) | Apr 10, 2018