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.

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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.

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The Dark Night of the Soul and Centering Prayer

If Centering Prayer is part of your spiritual practice, these two retreats are perfect for you.

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The Rise of Christianity

Each day, we face fear and uncertainty - yet united in a community of faith, Christians have risen above that fear for centuries.

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Silent Directed Retreats

Deepen your faith with silent prayer and spiritual direction. Three and five day Silent Directed Retreats are coming to Benet House Retreat Center in July. Will you join us?

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Special Retreats for Women and Men

In June, we will host two special weekend retreats: the Wisdom Woman retreat for women, and the Believing and Living as God's Beloved Sons Today retreat for men. Spend a weekend at Benet House, focusing on your faith and spiritual growth!

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Mary at the Empty Tomb - An Easter Reflection

Sr. Marianne's reflection on John 20: 11-18, as Mary Magdalene searches for Jesus and, instead, Jesus finds her.

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A Prayer for Those Seeking God

Sr. Marianne has written a beautiful prayer for those seeking God, seeking meaning, and feeling the call to Benedictine life.

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Riding the Wind - An Easter Reflection

It is a busy and challenging time to be a follower of Jesus. Sr. Bobbi reflects on embracing one's faith and supporting the community.

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Grieving Through the Seasons

The death of a loved one, friend, or co-worker can be difficult to weather alone. While to world continues to turn, you may feel “stuck” in a rut of grief. However, nature’s natural cycles have lessons to teach us about rhythm and change. We still have space for more attendees at a special “Grieving Through the Seasons” retreat this Saturday, May 18th.

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