Last updated December 9, 2013
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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!
Making the most of Advent in our commercial culture:
Walking in the Light of the Lord
By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
Advent is a time of wonder.
We hear in the readings about going from darkness into light.
We hear about waiting in joyful hope.
We hear about the coming of something new.
We also hear about how Christmas is starting earlier and earlier and how we are losing Advent. Bah.
Seeking God Together