Last updated May 20, 2013
We believe that the divine presence is everywhere . Rule of Benedict
We are the Catholic Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery.
Originally from Nauvoo, Illinois, the Benedictine Sisters moved to the
Quad-City area in 2001.
We serve in parishes, college campuses, homeless shelters, food pantries and in other ministries.
Benedictine Sisters live together with the purpose of seeking and serving God as one. Join Us!
The God with Feathers
A small child was asked in catechism class to say who the Holy Spirit was.
She answered, “You mean the God with feathers?” Well … yes!
This God with feathers was hard to comprehend as children.
Images of flame and wind complicated the picture.
As adults, we have a better understanding of the pulsing, radiant nature of the Spirit, present everywhere.
Seeking God Together