Programs and Events


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

For information about the Annual Testimonial Dinner, click here. 


A Free Will Offering can be made for the following Programs and Events offered by the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago here -

A Deeper Look at Fratelli Tutti in Spite of its Title


Please join Sister Patricia Crowley, OSB each month for a reflection and participatory hour on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.


Join us on the third Thursday of the month (Beginning Feb. 2021) from 7:00-8:00 p.m. via Zoom.

For more info or to register, contact: Sister Patricia Crowley, OSB, 773.764.2413 x248 or


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Lectio Divina


Learn the spiritual practice, of Lectio Divina, an ancient form of reading and praying with Scripture. This monthly evening practice, in a group setting, is perfect for those who are new to Lectio Divina or those who would like to have a little more practice. 

First Thursday of the month beginning in Feb. 2021. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Scripture passages will be provided. Bring a journal if you wish!

To learn more or to register, contact Sister Patricia Crowley, OSB, 773.764.2413 x248 or

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“To Share the Common Table” A Benedictine Vision for Living in Times of Division

A Presentation by Nicole Sotelo


Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:00-4:30 p.m. 

Whether seen through the lens of racism, politics, or the pandemic, the divisions in our country became more visible over the last year and our personal and collective wounds grew wider. How might our internal and communal narratives impact the divisions? Is there another narrative that may move us forward? Join the Benedictine Oblates of St. Scholastica Monastery as we welcome Nicole Sotelo to speak on the topic of narratives, healing, and forgiveness in a time of division. Ms. Sotelo is the communications coordinator at Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University and the author of Women Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press) and Pray Your Way Through Forgiveness (Twenty-Third Publications). Sponsored by the Benedictine Oblates this event is FREE and OPEN to the public.




More info or questions: 773.764.2413 x232.
Please register by emailing

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Connections and Callings A virtual evening of discernment during Catholic Sisters Week 


Monday, March 8, 2021 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

God connects with our hearts in many ways, through various people and by different means. This evening we will engage in a reflective exercise which will help us explore where and how God is calling us in our everyday lives.

Join young single women (18-50) on Monday, March 8, 2021, 7-9 p.m.
To learn more, email, text or call:
Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB at or 847-859-9887

Catholic Sisters Week is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8-14 that shines a light on the spirituality, mission, and community building of women religious. Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, and offer hope.

But for one week, March 8-14, Catholic Sisters Week shines the spotlight on women religious. Join us!

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Chicago's Got Sisters 2021

Saturday March 20, 2021; 2:00-5:00 pm Central Time


The Spring 2021 “Chicago’s Got Sisters Virtual Event” will take place via Zoom on Saturday, March 20 from 2:00-5:00 PM (CST). The brief schedule will include a short talk on discerning God's will, time for prayer & reflection, brief introductions to a diverse group of Sister's communities and charisms, and breakout room time for Q & A. This event is for single Catholic women ages 18-40. Register here:



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Attend Your Reunion


SSA Chicago graduates meet every five years for their reunions. In 2021 we will celebrate the classes ending in '6 and '1 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.




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