Distinguished Alum of the Year

Sister Sharon McDonald‘s family has six generations of membership history at Visitation Catholic Church in Tacoma.  Visitation School chose Sister Sharon for their 2013 Distinguished Alumni of the Year award.  Sister Sharon, accompanied by Sister Maureen O’Larey, was… Read More

Golden Jubilee

Sister Sharon McDonald, OSB and Sister Lucy Wynkoop, OSB celebrated 50 years of vowed Benedictine monastic life this year.  They renewed their Monastic Promise  on July 11, and on July 14 family and friends came to help us… Read More

New Book by Ken Peterson, Obl.OSB

Kenneth Peterson, Benedictine Oblate of St. Placid Priory, has a new book coming out in November.  Prayer as Night Falls:  Experiencing Compline is the fruit of Ken’s years of singing compline at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle.  His book… Read More

August Newsletter Available

Our August / Fall Newsletter in a PDF file is now available on the website–just click the link to peruse, or right click and choose “Save link as”  to download and read offline. In this issue, we have information about… Read More

New Oblates and Oblate Candidates

On June 28, we celebrated our Foundation Day–61 years of blessing!  On that day at Evening Praise, Sisters renewed their monastic promise and new Oblates and Oblate candidates were received.  Kathleen Allen, Robert Eichner and Brian Peterson made… Read More

Sr. Margaret Ann Rohling, OSB

 SISTER MARGARET ANN ROHLING, OSB December 25, 1921 – June 24, 2013 Read Sister’s obituary here. Vigil and Funeral at St. Placid Priory, 500 College St. NE in Lacey, Washington Vigil:  Sunday, June 30 at 7:00 PM Reception… Read More

The Beauty Around Us

Our monastery grounds are gorgeous. Simply stunning with an abundance of life. Dramatic changes in season, from the stark barrenness of winter (which is no such thing) to the bursting forth of life in spring, to the emerging… Read More

The 1,000th Sheep

We marked the creation of our 1,000th Sheep at the Epiphany Party, January 8, 2012.  Jim Christianson told the story, awards were given and songs sung in joyful celebration of this milestone.

New Vestments; New Missal

We were blessed to receive two beautiful vestments made by Karl Bigler, who donated his time and talent to create monastic style garments for our celebrant.  We blessed them on November 27, 2011, the day we also blessed… Read More