Independent Senior Living in Belleville, IL

An independent lifestyle with certainty for the future.

At Benedictine (formerly The Esquiline), our independent senior living in Belleville, IL, gives you the freedom and independence to do the things you want to do. We’ll take care of the chores and home maintenance while you enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle with a community of like-minded neighbors from the St. Louis, MO, area.

Our independent living in Belleville, IL, offers services and amenities, including restaurant-style dining, a library, gardens and craft room, happy hours, social opportunities, spiritual support, shopping trips, and cultural outings to help you maintain health in body, mind and spirit. All our senior living options offer a variety of floor plans  to fit your budget and lifestyle. Plus, our on-site care center gives you and your family the peace of mind of knowing higher levels of senior care — like assisted living and skilled nursing — are available if you ever need them.

All our faith-based independent living communities provide a lifestyle grounded in our values of Hospitality, Stewardship, Respect and Justice. Come see for yourself how Benedictine Living Community-At The Shrine is truly a place where you can live fully and live well.

Your independent living fee includes:

  • Apartment rent
  • Biweekly housekeeping
  • Emergency response staff available 24/7
  • Social, education, spiritual and recreational programs
  • On-site parking
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Utilities included (heat, electric, water and trash)
  • Customized temperature control
  • Wi-Fi network and DirectTV®
  • Person-centered wellness plans
  • Daily Catholic Mass and weekly Protestant service

Independent living floor plans.


One Bedroom

Deluxe One Bedroom

Two Bedroom

Two Bedroom Deluxe

Choosing independent living at Benedictine means you’re free to stay engaged, pursue new interests, and make the most of everything our modern faith-based retirement community has to offer.

Call 618-394-6400 or get in touch using the the form on this page to learn more about our independent senior living in Belleville, IL.

Living alone in a house that was once full of family can be isolating and lonely. Independent living communities offer an array of opportunities to socialize, learn something new, enjoy cultural events, and more. And when you choose an independent living community, you can leave chores like cooking, cleaning, home maintenance and lawn care behind. If your family members worry about your safety living alone, they’ll gain valuable peace of mind knowing you live in a community with staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, read our blog post, When is Independent Living Needed?

There are many considerations when choosing a senior living community. For a detailed list of things to keep in mind, read our blog posts, Choosing a Senior Care Community and Independent Living: A Closer Look.

The cost of independent living will vary depending on the community and the type of residence you choose, our rent starts at $1,460. Contact the community for more detailed information.

Your guests are always welcome in your home, and they’re more than welcome to enjoy our common living areas, dining venues, amenities and activities with you while visiting. Some of our communities also offer guest rooms that can be reserved and rented for visiting family members and friends.

Yes. They’re family, too! Many of our communities are pet-friendly and welcome dogs, cats, birds and fish upon approval through our Pet Admissions Program. Be sure to ask about the pet policy, approval process, and the pet-friendly areas of the community when you visit. All our communities accept service dogs and certified companion animals.

Many people do bring their cars, but with all the transportation options provided by our communities, a car isn’t a necessity. Many couples find they prefer one car instead of two, but that’s totally up to you.