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

Perfect? You Can Throw Stones!

Benedictine Catholic Sister Catherine Cleary reflects on the Gospel of the Adulterous Woman. What do you find surprising about it?

Read more | Comments (2) | Apr 09, 2019

Baptism: One Bread, One Body

Benedictine Catholic Sister Catherine Cleary says baptism is NOT about sin, but about becoming One Body.

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

Resolve to Pray!

Benedictine Catholic Sister Catherine Cleary says the best New Year's resolution is to make time every day for prayer.

Read more | Comments (1) | Dec 31, 2018

Sisters Enjoy Lovely Evening for St. Joseph House

Benedictine Sisters Catherine Cleary, Marlene Miller, Helen Carey and Mary Core enjoyed the 1st annual Hope and Harmony dinner in support of St. Joseph the Worker House in Rock Island

Read more | Comments (0) | Oct 17, 2018

Here I Am: How to Be with God

Peace and presence are the very fabric of monastic life, but can be cultivated through contemplative practice in any setting. Here, the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island share thoughts, process of Centering Prayer.

Read more | Comments (0) | Sep 26, 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

Christ’s Love in Action: The Benedictine Way

Read how friends of the Benedictine Sisters have witnessed the Benedictine version of Christ's love in action.

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

Protecting, Nourishing Your New Life

Benedictine Sister Catherine Cleary says the real transformation of Easter is in your own resurrection.

Read more | Comments (0) | Mar 31, 2018