Programs and Events


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

For information about the Annual Testimonial Dinner, click here. 

Taize Lenten Service

Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:30-9:00 p.m.


The Benedictine Sisters invite you to a Taize Lenten Prayer Service on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm. We will sing, listen to scripture and a reflection, take time for prayer and light candles. This quiet, contemplative time can be a meaningful addition to your Lenten observance.  

Taize is a small village in the Burgundy region in eastern France. An ecumenical community of brothers live and work there and are hosts to thousands of pilgrims each year. Services at Taize include prayer, music, and silence. The music of the Taize community is characterized by its simplicity, beauty, and repetitiveness. One of the songs which may be familiar to you is “Jesus, Remember Me.”  

If you’re curious about the Taize community, their official website is:   


St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd, Chicago. Near public transportation. Free parking. 

Please Register by email:

Young Women and the Word

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m.


Connect with other women of faith.
Hear God’s voice in your life.
Find your center. 

Join women, ages 18-50, during Catholic Sisters Week for an evening of scripture, prayer, and refreshments. 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. 
St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd, Chicago. Near public transportation. Free parking. 

More info:    

Sign-up: 773.338.7063 or email:

The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2-4:00 p.m.


The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking, written production by Jenny Magnus performed by Still Point Theatre Collective, gives voice to the forgotten ones: the people who are forced into sexual servitude; the children who are exploited as slave labor to provide cheap goods sold in our very own neighborhoods; the women and men who are lured into domestic labor that turns out to be entrapment rather than employment.

Marking the 10th Anniversary of Illinois Women Religious Against Human Trafficking, we offer this 45 minute long production and post show panel discussion with local experts and activists working to stop human trafficking, at St. Scholastica Monastery, home of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago.

St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd, Chicago. Near public transportation. Free parking.

Registration for this event is appreciated and required.
Free will offering at the door benefits the Illinois Women Religious Against Human Trafficking.

Promotional flyer found here.


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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