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.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 17, 2019

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.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 16, 2019

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.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 15, 2019

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.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 13, 2019

Walking to Emmaus? (Lk 24:13-33)

This is one of my favorite Easter stories because it is so down to earth.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 10, 2019

How Has God Commissioned You?

I was home this weekend and went to Mass at Holy Spirit Parish in Dubuque. Fr. Thilenius was giving his homily and it gave me something to ponder. He talked about how in the gospel Jesus questions Peter by asking “Do you love me ?” three times. This was the way Peter could show he still loved and believed even though the night that Jesus was arrested, Peter denied Jesus three times. Then Jesus again commissioned Peter again.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 08, 2019

Augie Students Meet

Augustana College students meet Benedictine Catholic Sisters to learn what their lives are like.

Read more | Comments (0) | Apr 22, 2019

New Growth, New Hope

Benedictine Catholic Sister Catherine Cleary shares her thoughts during Easter week.

Read more | Comments (0) | Apr 22, 2019

Easter: New Astonishment, New Understanding!

Benedictine Catholic Sister Catherine Cleary reminisces on her childhood Easters, and shares wisdom she gained from them.

Read more | Comments (0) | Apr 21, 2019

Was Your Heart Burning?

Your online mini-retreat from the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, Illinois ends with this Easter reflection from Sister Mary Core.

Read more | Comments (0) | Apr 19, 2019