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 -

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Earth is “Crammed with Heaven” An Invitation to Dialogue about Laudato Si’


Catholic Social teaching has inspired and guided many of us to work for a more just and equitable world. Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, calls us to an ever more inclusive approach to social justice. Laudato Si challenges us to care for all creation and to 
accept our responsibility to preserve and protect the earth for future generations.


Please join us Monday Evenings via Zoom to read, reflect and discuss this historic, ecumenical, and very timely encyclical.


Every other Monday in August & September ~ 7:00-9:00 p.m. via Zoom: Aug. 16, Aug. 30, Sept. 13, and Sept. 27.    


Led by Sister Pat Coughlin, OSB & Sister MaryMelady, OSB

For more info or to register contact:

Sister Pat Coughlin, OSB,


View the full flyer here.

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Season of Creation Prayer Service-Virtual


Season of Creation Prayer Service

Join us Monday, October 4, 2021, 4 PM

on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi for a Virtual Prayer Service

Join us on Facebook LIVE or via Zoom!

Register in advance for this webinar:


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Connections and Callings

God Calls Us as We Are


This evening, in prayer, reflection, and discussion, we will explore what the idea of vocation might mean for us as well as the many ways God calls us in our lives and the many ways we recognize those callings.

Please join young single women (18-50) on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Scholastica Monastery. ***Masks will be required for the in-person event.

Virtual evenings may also be available.

Please contact Sr. Belinda to make arrangements.

Please RSVP by email, text, or call:
Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB or 847-859-9887


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LIVE Virtual Tour and Q&A of St. Scholastica Chapel


Chicago area members of Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) invite you to the third annual Meet Our Sisters Tour, a collaborative event during National Vocation Awareness Week to raise awareness of the vast presence of Catholic sisters who live and serve in Chicagoland. This year, Meet Ours Sisters will be a virtual event. The online tour is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the life, mission, and ministries of Catholic sisters living in Illinois.

Join the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago on Thursday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. for a LIVE Virtual Tour and Q&A session on Zoom of our St. Scholastica Chapel.

St. Scholastica Monastery, Chicago, IL, home of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, was built in 1906. In 1925, the Chapel was built as a centerpiece between the Monastery building and the school. The chapel murals were commissioned in 1934 from the monastery of Maria Laach in Germany which was known for Beuronese art, a modification of Byzantine art, and by 1938 the murals were completed by artist Josef Steinhage. Learn more about our St. Scholastica Chapel on our LIVE Virtual Tour via Zoom.

Please Register by email and you will receive the Zoom meeting link to join the LIVE Tour and Q&A session. 


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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


Promotional flyer for download.

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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

Promotional flyer for download.


Attend Your Reunion


SSA Chicago graduates meet every five years for their reunions. In 2021 we will celebrate the classes ending in '5 and '0 AND '6 and '1 over the weekend on September 18-19. 

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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