Wake Up the World – 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

Reflection Day on Consecrated Life for young women and men, to be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at The University of Washington Newman Center – 4502 20th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105 (corner of 20th NE and… 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

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

VIVA! RETREAT FOR SINGLE CATHOLIC WOMEN

Viva! is a retreat for single, Catholic women (20-40 years) who are exploring a call to religious life. Come and be with others who are also discerning and with Sisters who have experience of religious life and discernment…. 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.