The Catholic Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery are monastic Benedictine Sisters who live together with the purpose of seeking and serving God. They practice hospitality, value simplicity, and live by the Gospel, the Rule of Benedict, and their tradition. They share all things in common: everyday life, material goods, joys and sorrows, hopes and prayers and follow a distinctive rhythm of prayer and work.
The Sisters have made a corporate statement in support of ending the death penalty. With their statement they noted that “their action is a sign of their support of the wonderful work of the Catholic Mobilizing Network.”
Corporate Death Penalty Statement
Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict, St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, IL are a monastic community, formed by the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict. We are committed to being instruments through which love, justice, and peace shape our nation and our world. We respect and support Pope John Paul ll’s appeal “for a consensus to end the death penalty which is both cruel and unnecessary.” We endorse ending the death penalty in conjunction with the mission and ministry of the Catholic Mobilizing Network.