Programs and Events


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

For information about the Annual Testimonial Dinner, click here. 

Meet Our Sisters Tour


Chicago-area members of Communicators for Women Religious ( are hosting a Chicagoland-wide #MeetOurSistersTour2020. Join the tour, visit the homes, ministries & offices of our congregations and celebrate with us National Vocation Awareness Week this Nov. 1-7!

This year the tour will include the School Sisters of Notre Dame (@ssnd.atlanticmidwest), the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago (@BenedictineSistersofChicago), the Congregation of St. Joseph (@congregationofstjoseph), the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill (@springfieldop); the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ (@ThePoorHandmaidsofJesusChrist), the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth (@SistersofCharityofSaintElizabeth), the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas (@MercySisters), the Sisters of Saint Casimir (@SistersofStCasimir), the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (@csfn.usa), the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery (@BenedictineSistersStMaryMonastery), Giving Voice (@giving.voice.sisters).

#MeetOurSistersTour2020 is open to anyone who wants to help build a culture of vocation in our world by better understanding religious life. Students, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors – all are welcome!

To learn more visit:

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.




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