FALL FUNDRAISER – THOMAS MERTON

On Sunday, October 4, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, St. Placid Priory presents a screening of Morgan Atkinson’s new documentary called The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton. The filmmaker will be here to do a presentation about… Read More

SISTER DAMARIS ZANDER’S 70th JUBILEE

Sister Damaris Zander, OSB, celebrated her 70th year in vowed religious life on July 11, 2015 with her community, family and friends. Sister renewed her monastic promise at Morning Praise in our chapel, and then led the way… Read More

FOUNDATION DAY

Each year at St. Placid Priory, we celebrate the foundation of our monastery on June 28, 1952. This year Sisters renewed their monastic promise, and new Oblates were received. Candidates Carlos Brosas and Liz Langeland, after a year’s preparation,… Read More

MOLLY CADY ENTERS THE NOVITIATE

  Molly Cady, who was a postulant in 2014-2015, entered the novitiate at an Evening Praise ritual on June 9, 2015, just before the community’s annual retreat. She will now be known as Novice Molly, and will enter… Read More

SISTER ANGELA HOFFMAN, OSB ENCOURAGES SCIENTIFIC CAREERS FOR YOUNG WOMEN

Our Sister Angela Hoffman, OSB appeared in the Global Sisters Report in April 2015, in an interview by Dawn Cherie Araujo. Sister Angela, Professor of Biochemistry at The University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, talked about her teaching and… Read More

Oasis 2015-16

“The first time I came to St. Placid Priory it felt like sacred space. I hungered for a renewal of my spirit, a time for prayer and reflection and closer union with my God. I was blessed with… Read More

Opening in Presence 2015-16

Beginning October 20, 2015 and each third Tuesday through April 19, 2016, join us for this monthly series called Opening in Presence. Facilitated by Jamie Deering, each month we gather to experience opening in God through contemplation. Through… Read More

FR. BILL BICHSEL: DANCE IN PEACE

Fr. Bill Bichsel, SJ, went to Holy Rosary elementary school in Tacoma and was educated by the Benedictine Sisters. He led a long life of working for peace and justice and was arrested and jailed many times for civil disobedience…. Read More

SISTER LAURA SWAN’S NEW BOOK TO BE RELEASED THIS FALL

After many years of research and writing, Sister Laura Swan’s newest book, The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women’s Movement, will be released this fall. “Beguines” was one of many nicknames for women who sought to imitate the early… Read More

FALL NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

For the latest news from St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center, see our FALL NEWSLETTER. Look for new programs and retreats at the Center, and a thoughtful piece by our Novice Mary Cathryne Vanek. There is… Read More