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

Crazy Quilting: A Metaphor for Our Lives

During the month of October, 2014, the Center is offering a 3 session program that uses the centuries-old art form to help make a connection with our crazy outer lives and the beautiful inner life we would like… 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.

SPRING – SUMMER NEWSLETTER

Our February newsletter for Spring and Summer is now online at St. Placid Newsletter. Read about our fundraising concert by Ensemble Electra–featuring Vicki Boeckman on Recorder, Tekla Cunningham on Violin, and Jillon S. Dupree on Harpsichord. This is… Read More

ENSEMBLE ELECTRA PLAYS JUNE 1 AT ST. PLACID PRIORY

Ensemble Electra:  Vicki Boeckman – recorder; Tekla Cunningham – violin; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree – harpsichord St. Placid Priory happily welcomes Ensemble Electra for an afternoon of chamber music which will help support the Benedictine Sisters of St. Placid Priory… Read More