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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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, 
August 26, 2021, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Scholastica Monastery.
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

View the full flyer here.

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“Following the Field of Stars” One Pilgrim’s Journey on “The Camino de Santiago de Compostela”


A Presentation by Oblate Nancy Labiak
September 11, 2021, 3:00 PM
St. Scholastica Chapel and/or via Zoom
*Registration Required                           


In Spring of 2014 at age 67 Nancy Labiak headed out to walk the 500 mile  El Camino de Santiago de Compostela also known as “The Way of St. James.” It would be the most physically challenging ordeal—and most life-giving accomplishment of her life.  Join us for an afternoon of reflection as Ms. Labiak walks us through her pilgrimage journey across Northern Spain to the shrine of the Apostle James the Greater. 

Nancy Labiak is an Oblate of St. Scholastica Monastery, mother of one amazing son, and resides in the Edgewater community.  She divided her career into Ministry to the Elder Community and working as an international travel director —leading groups to all seven continents.  Now retired she volunteers in Hospice and Interfaith Relations and --after a pause for the Pandemic—continues to explore the world.  


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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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