Pray with Us

We invite you to join us Saturday, July 14 to pray for justice for suffering families.

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

Marching for Families

Sisters Claudia Scharf and Stefanie MacDonald were among 600 people protesting the separation of children from parents.

Read more | Comments (0) | Jul 01, 2018

Volunteering in a Place of Light

A volunteer at the Benedictine Sisters St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, shares her experience helping around the house, spending time with our elders and working with at least one of us on our poetry.

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

In Heaven with a Little Baby

Sister Mary Jane Wallace shares her thoughts as she meets her cousin for the first time.

Read more | Comments (3) | Jun 12, 2018

Encounter in the Wilderness

Hospitality is a key value of Benedictine life, and encounter is the act that begins it. Sister Stefanie MacDonald shares thoughts from her hermitage as she makes her retreat at Christ in the Wilderness in Illinois.

Read more | Comments (0) | Jun 08, 2018

Who Will You Become?

Sister Mary Core, OSB says change is another word for “life.” In Benedictine life, it's called conversatio ... and it means to open ourselves to becoming more like Jesus.

Read more | Comments (0) | Jun 04, 2018

Sister Marianne to Retire from Marriage Tribunal

As Sister Marianne Burkhard retires from canon law ministry, she shares some thoughts about her work at the Peoria Diocesan Marriage Tribunal.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 29, 2018

A Transcendent Vision of Workplace as Worthplace

Rock Island Benedictine Oblate Jan Gull reviews Michael Rock's book, St. Benedict's Guide to Improving Your Work Life.

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

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