Sister Bobbi Meets Pope Francis and Other New Friends

Sister Bobbi Bussan met the pope during the 2018 CIB Symposium in Rome.

Read more | Comments (3) | Sep 10, 2018

Standing in the Presence of God (with Bug Repellent)

Peace and presence are the very fabric of monastic life, but can be cultivated through contemplative practice in any setting. Here, Catholic Benedictine Sister Claudia Scharf shares one of her favorite contemplative practices.

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

A Warm Place to Live ... and Thrive

The Benedictine Sisters support homeless women and children at St. Joseph the Worker House in Rock Island, IL.

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

Pray for Our Children

Join the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island as we pray for the safety of all our children.

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

Echoing the Call of LCWR

If one member suffers, all suffer together. (1 Corinthians 12:26)

Read more | Comments (1) | Aug 24, 2018

Catholic Sisters Embrace Communion and Connection at LCWR Gathering

Sisters Sandra Brunenn and Sheila McGrath participated in the Summer 2018 LCWR Assembly.

Read more | Comments (0) | Aug 16, 2018

Benedictine Missioning Day

The tradition of "missioning" is one in which Catholic Benedictine Sisters would be assigned their work for the year. It was exciting and a little anxiety provoking. Learn what's changed and what's stayed the same in our 144-year-old ritual.

Read more | Comments (1) | Aug 07, 2018

A Sunbeam’s Song of Praise

Benedictine Oblate Mary Schoening shares her lovely prayer in response to Sister Charlotte Sonneville's invitation to write her own Magnificat!

Read more | Comments (0) | Jul 30, 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

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