CANDIDATE MOLLY CADY BECOMES POSTULANT MOLLY

At Evening Praise on June 16, Prioress Sister Sharon McDonald asked Candidate Molly Cady, “What do you seek?” Molly responded in her own words, then listened to a short piece from the Rule of Benedict concerning our communal… Read More

POSTULANT MARY BECOMES NOVICE MARY CATHRYNE

Our Mary Vanek, a postulant at St. Placid Priory for the past year, on June 8 became Novice Mary Cathryne at an Evening Praise ritual. We joyfully welcome Novice Mary Cathryne more deeply into Community! After the ceremony,… Read More

SR. ANGELA HOFFMAN NAMED OUTSTANDING TEACHER

Our own Sister Angela, who teaches and does research in biochemistry at the University of Portland, was named 2014 Outstanding Teacher in Science and Mathematics, Higher Education, at the Oregon Academy of Science Awards on February 22. We’re… Read More

ENSEMBLE ELECTRA PERFORMS

Our rescheduled fundraising concert by Ensemble Electra–featuring Vicki Boeckman on Recorder, Tekla Cunningham on Violin, and Jillon S. Dupree on Harpsichord–takes place on Sunday, June 1, 2-3:30 pm. Bring kids and teens free; great exposure to good music for… Read More

NOTES FROM A POSTULANT

  Our Postulant Mary Vanek is a gifted writer. In this piece, she reflects on many aspects of her new life at St. Placid Priory as she begins to integrate into the community. Enjoy this short reflection on… Read More

ELECTION OF PRIORESS

It is our joy to announce the election of Sister Sharon McDonald as our new Prioress for the next four years! The Benedictine Sisters of St. Placid Priory, after a year of preparation, met on February 28, 2014 to begin… Read More

SR. NATHALIE KARELS, OSB: JAN 19, 1925 – FEB 12, 2014

Our Sister Nathalie Karels died peacefully on February 12 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Read more about Sister Nathalie. Vigil:  Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass:  Wednesday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m.

SPRING – SUMMER NEWSLETTER

Our February newsletter for Spring and Summer is now online at St. Placid Newsletter. Read about our fundraising concert by Ensemble Electra–featuring Vicki Boeckman on Recorder, Tekla Cunningham on Violin, and Jillon S. Dupree on Harpsichord. This is… Read More

Needle-felted Gifts at St. Placid Priory

If you missed our holiday bazaars this year–the Schafer Meadows Fiberfest (fairgrounds at Elma) and TideFest (Gig Harbor High School)–know that it is not altogether too late! There is still an opportunity to pick up a lovely needle felted… Read More

Priory Knitters & Spinners at TIDEFEST!

This year the Priory Knitters and Spinners will be at TIDEFEST–find them in a corner booth at the Auxilliary Gym at Gig Harbor High School.  Needle felted Santas and birds and many other handcrafted items will be available… Read More