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

Rooted in the Heart of God

Catholic Benedictine Sister Ruth Ksycki says the long, cold and cloudy days of early spring bring a chance to dig deeper into the love of God.

Read more | Comments (0) | Apr 07, 2018

A Civil Rights March in Nauvoo, IL

On the anniversary of Dr. King's death, a look back at how the Benedictine Sisters worked for - and continue to work for - ALL God's children.

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

Palm Sunday: What Do You Make of It?

Catholic Benedictine Sister Mary Jane Wallace says Palm Sunday has a split personality, going from joyous to horrifying without taking a breath. How do you fit in?

Read more | Comments (3) | Mar 22, 2018

Midway through Lent: Time to Review our Resolutions!

Sister Ruth Ksycki says we can review and renew our Lenten resolutions ... and begin again.

Read more | Comments (2) | Mar 14, 2018

Bad Hair Days

Today's Gospel story (John 2:13-25) is called The Cleansing of the Temple. But Benedictine Sister Mary Core often thought it might, more aptly, be called “Jesus' Bad Hair Day.”

Read more | Comments (0) | Feb 23, 2018

Lenten Resolution Ideas

The Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, Illinois share some of their own Lenten practices, in the hope that they may help you choose your own.

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

Starting Anew this Advent

First Sunday of Advent reflection by Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB

Read more | Comments (1) | Dec 01, 2017