Books that Merit Attention: August 2017

Dorothy Day. The World Will Be Saved by Beauty. An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother, by Kate Hennessy, Scribner, 2017. This is a highly readable portrait of the Servant of God Dorothy Day, a complex and oftentimes contradictory… Read More


Now available online: St. Placid Priory’s August 2017 newsletter, featuring news about the community and upcoming programs and retreats.  If you’d like to receive a hard copy of our newsletter, write to Janice at or call 360.438.2582… Read More

Viva! A Weekend Discernment Retreat

The 6th annual Viva! retreat for single Catholic women who are exploring a call to become a Sister will be held May 6-7, beginning 9:30 Saturday morning with check-in, and ending Sunday at 3 pm or earlier. To… Read More

Images of Peace in Our World Art Show and Sale

St. Placid Priory is pleased to announce it’s first annual Art show and sale: Images of Peace in Our World. Twenty area artists will exhibit works that speak to the places, people and situations where peace can be… Read More

Christian & Muslim Understandings of Spiritual Practices

Sunday March 26, 2017 1:30-3:00 PM St. Placid Priory Multi-Purpose Room Christian and Muslim spiritual practices share the primary intention of growing closer to God. We will explore Muslim and Benedictine Christian teachings regarding prayer and spirituality, and… Read More

August 2013 Newsletter

Our August 2013 newsletter has been published, both in hard copy and online.  If you’d like to keep up with the news of our community or have news of what’s happening in programs and retreats at the Priory… Read More

2017-2019 Listening with the Spirit (LWS)

Listening with the Spirit 2017-2019 is a two-year formation/discernment process to become a spiritual director. A detailed, four-page Overview of Call with information about the two years is available, as is the Listening with the Spirit Brochure and an Application… Read More

Sister Julian Makes First Profession

On July 11, 2016, our Candidate Maureen Cleary made her first Monastic Profession at St. Placid Priory.  She took the name Julian for St. Julian of Norwich, and is now known among us as Sister Julian. We welcome… Read More


Lots of fun at the Schafer Meadows Fiber Festival at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma this year! Here are some pictures of needle-felted and other fiber art from the Priory Knitters & Spinners:  2016-schafermeadows  


Join the Priory Knitters & Spinners at the Schafer Meadows Fiber Festival at the Grays Harbor Fairground, Elma, in the Rabbit and Poultry Barn: Friday, October 7th – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 8th – 10 a.m…. Read More