Programs and Events


The Benedictine Sisters offer occasional days of retreat and spirituality programming.

For information about the Annual Testimonial Dinner, click here. 

Virtual Young Women and the Word


Young Women and the Word: Connect with other women of faith. Hear God's voice in your life. Find your center. On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m. join women, ages 18-50, via Zoom for an evening of scripture and prayer. Explore the bible through Lectio Divina, a Benedictine prayer tradition, and discover God’s guidance for your life!
Group led by Sister Belinda Monahan, a Benedictine Sister, and Archaeologist. For more information click here: RSVP by emailing Sister Belinda at or calling 773.338.7063. We look forward to "seeing" you there! 


The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking

PLEASE NOTE: Due to concern about COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) and potential contagion in large gatherings, "The True Cost" play scheduled to be shown at the monastery will be postponed and re-scheduled at an appropriate time.

Sister Judith Murphy, OSB, Prioress


Attend Your Reunion


SSA Chicago graduates meet every five years for their reunions. In 2020 we will celebrate the classes ending in '5 and '0 over a weekend in September or October, TBD. 

For more information visit the Reunion page here.


Ongoing Events


Our community has taken corporate stands against the death penalty, torture, excess military expenditures, and human trafficking. We also participate in activities to promote racial justice and compassionate immigration policy and are a sponsoring member of 8th Day Center for Justice. If you would like to be notified of future events so you can join in our justice efforts, please email Sister Benita Coffey  and asked to be placed on her list.




Sign up for our email list to be notified about these and other programs and news.