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Benedictine Sister Marilyn Ring dies at 88; was longtime teacher, campus minister

Sister Marilyn Ring, OSB

ROCK ISLAND — Sister Marilyn (Mary Stephen) Ring, OSB, a longtime teacher and campus minister, died on Sept. 15, 2019, at St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. She was 88. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the monastery chapel, 2200 88th Ave. West. A Christian wake service will follow at […]

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Funeral Mass for Sister Rosemary Becker, OSB, planned for March 5 in Rock Island

Sister Rosemary Becker, OSB, a longtime teacher in schools around the Diocese of Peoria, died March 2, 2019, at St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Sister Rosemary Becker, OSB, on Tuesday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Avenue West. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, also in Rock Island. Visitation is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March […]

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Sisters’ video campaign seeks to bridge divisions through listening

Quad Cities-area teens take a break from filming one of three videos in the "Listen Up" campaign sponsored by the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. This one was filmed at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — Listening can be an act of peacemaking and that concept is at the heart of a new video campaign sponsored by the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, which includes the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. It will debut during National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14. […]

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