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

Introduction to the Enneagram

Saturday,  October 6   9:15AM-4:00PM The Enneagram is an important tool for understanding ourselves and others. This class introduces the Enneagram of Personality Types as a tool for recognizing how habits of thinking, feeling, and acting cause us to… Read More

St. Hildegard of Bingen and Sacred Art

Saturday, October 13  9:45 – 3:30 Introducing the sacred art of medieval mystic Hildegard of Bingen:  her music, liturgical drama, and visual art bore witness to the Divine presence in all things.  Victoria Scarlett introduces medieval illuminations illustrating… Read More

Beyond Loss: Finding Wisdom, Meaning and Joy

Saturday, October 20  9:15 – 3:00 Loss shows up in our lives in so many ways — we lose loved ones, pets, physical abilities, mental acuity, jobs, relationships.  Loss is an inevitable element of the human condition.  As… Read More

Appreciative Living

Saturday,  October 27   9:15AM-3:00PM  How can we live with a mindset that looks at “What is going well?” How do we nourish and appreciate life in a positive way? How do we construct questions from a positive perspective?… Read More

Expressive Prayer

Saturday, November 10   9:30 – 3:30 In this one day workshop, we will seek union with God and learn to express our most personal prayers through various creative and expressive activities such as moving in prayer, composing prayer… Read More

Healing Touch for the Seriously Ill/End of Life Care

Saturday, November 17   9:15AM-3:00PM Caregivers will learn a variety of Healing Touch techniques that help reduce pain and anxiety in those who are seriously ill or near the end of life.  Healing Touch is a modern interpretation of… Read More

Mary’s Magnificat

Saturday, December 8   9:15 – 3:00 Mary’s Prayer, Magnificat, has its origins in Hannah’s lament (I Samuel 1:9-20).  It engages human struggle in faith with courage and strength.  We will use this time to explore how honest encounters… Read More

Crossing the Threshold to New Vision

Saturday, January 12, 2013       9:15 – 3:00 As we step into a new year, Crossing the Threshold to New Vision will offer participants an opportunity to create an intentional focus for the coming year.  Participants will explore… Read More