Meet some of our sisters and discover why they decided to answer God's call.
Sister Susan Quaintance
"I first started thinking about a vocation to the religious life as a senior in high school while taking the “Lifestyles” class in Religion...."
Sister Belinda Monahan
"I had never planned to enter a monastery, although I was probably the person who was most surprised when I found myself exploring the possibility...."
Sister Benita Coffey
"I was planning to be a journalist, to marry happily, and to raise beautiful, good Catholic children...."
Sister Mary Ann O'Ryan
"By the end of my first day in school, I decided that I wanted to be a sister like my first-grade teacher who was young, lively, positive, enthusiastic, and filled with delightful stories ...."
Sister Eleanore Hillenbrand
"My older brother’s girlfriend, Audrey Morran, had been an aspirant of the Benedictine Sisters while she was in high school and it was her example that attracted me to the idea ...."
Sister Patricia Crowley
"I was haunted by the idea of entering the Benedictine community because I found the women who had been my teachers to be very human and very holy. ...."
Please note, the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago will not be recruiting or accepting new members at this time. However, we will continue to assist anyone discerning ministry in the church in any way possible.