SISTER DAMARIS ZANDER’S 70th JUBILEE

Sister Damaris Zander, OSB, celebrated her 70th year in vowed religious life on July 11, 2015 with her community, family and friends. Sister renewed her monastic promise at Morning Praise in our chapel, and then led the way… Read More

FOUNDATION DAY

Each year at St. Placid Priory, we celebrate the foundation of our monastery on June 28, 1952. This year Sisters renewed their monastic promise, and new Oblates were received. Candidates Carlos Brosas and Liz Langeland, after a year’s preparation,… Read More

MOLLY CADY ENTERS THE NOVITIATE

  Molly Cady, who was a postulant in 2014-2015, entered the novitiate at an Evening Praise ritual on June 9, 2015, just before the community’s annual retreat. She will now be known as Novice Molly, and will enter… Read More

SISTER ANGELA HOFFMAN, OSB ENCOURAGES SCIENTIFIC CAREERS FOR YOUNG WOMEN

Our Sister Angela Hoffman, OSB appeared in the Global Sisters Report in April 2015, in an interview by Dawn Cherie Araujo. Sister Angela, Professor of Biochemistry at The University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, talked about her teaching and… Read More

FR. BILL BICHSEL: DANCE IN PEACE

Fr. Bill Bichsel, SJ, went to Holy Rosary elementary school in Tacoma and was educated by the Benedictine Sisters. He led a long life of working for peace and justice and was arrested and jailed many times for civil disobedience…. Read More

BENEDICTINE VOCATION DISCERNMENT FEB 28-MAR 1

Come join the Sisters for a weekend to listen to your call from Scripture and hear about Benedictine community from the Prologue of the Rule of Benedict. Experience being with the Sisters for reflection time, prayer, dialogue, work… Read More

VIVA!

The 5th Annual Viva! Retreat for Single Catholic Women who are considering a religious vocation will be held at St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center, May 2-3, 2015. The retreat is sponsored each year by the Seattle… Read More

Feb. 1: Sound Counterpoint Fundraiser for St. Placid Priory

A MUSICAL TREAT to look forward to on a Sunday afternoon – and a way to support your Benedictine Sisters and their ministries: A Winter Concert of German Baroque Chamber Music Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm St…. 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