Videos

Melissa, a receptionist and Spirituality Center staff member at St. Placid Priory, describes what drew her to the community, what brings her back, and how her relationship with the community is changing and deepening as she continues to do work at the Priory.


Somaura, a vocation seeker currently serving in the US Navy, talks about what drew her to St. Placid, what keeps her here, how her relationship with the community is changing and deepening, and her future goals and aspirations.

Sister Laura, writer and formation director at St. Placid Priory, describes her formation work and the most rewarding and challenging aspects of her role, and shares her advice for Benedictine vocation seekers.

N. Molly, currently completing her novitiate at St. Placid Priory, shares what brought her to the community, her experience as a candidate and postulant, and what community means for her.

N. Molly, currently completing her novitiate at St. Placid Priory, reveals how studying scripture and the Hebrew language has enriched her call to Benedictine life, and how formation classes and the Rule of Benedict has deepened her understanding of monastic culture. She also shares some recommendations for women who are seeking a Benedictine vocation.

S. Julian, an initially professed sister at St. Placid Priory, gives us the rundown of initial profession, the three Benedictine vows, and her outside ministry as an attorney.

S. Monika, a sister at St. Placid Priory, shares what brought her to the community, and shares her advice for Benedictine vocation seekers. She talks about intensity in community life and describes the challenge of living as a monastic.

S. Monika, a sister at St. Placid Priory, talks about the many hats she wears at St. Placid and speaks on her work with art and music. She shares how her approach to art has changed over the years, her future spiritual and artistic plans and talks about what art means to her.

S. Laura, writer and formation director at St. Placid Priory, speaks on what got her started in writing, the motivation behind her writing, and the most meaningful work that she’s written. She also shares how her spirituality and writing have influenced one another.

Sister Lucy, member of the Vocations Team, describes different ways to be involved at St. Placid Priory: Associate, Oblate, Affiliate, and Claustral Oblate.

Sister Lucy, Vocations Team member, describes the stages to becoming fully professed as a Sister at a Benedictine monastery, from candidacy all the way to final profession. Stages are: candidacy, postulancy, novitiate, initial profession, and final profession.

What are some signs that I’m ready to speak to a vocations director? And how do I begin the application process? Sister Lucy and Sister Julian, the Vocation Team at St. Placid Priory, address these questions, talk about what Benedictines value, describe what they appreciate about the community, and give an overview of vocation-related information: the vocation brochure, the vocation videos, and other vocation information on the St. Placid website.

Sister Lucy and Sister Julian, Vocations Team at St. Placid Priory, share wisdom for young vocation seekers. They also discuss how living in community deepens one’s understanding of Benedictine spirituality.

Email Sister Julian at jcleary@stplacid.org or Sister Lucy at lwynkoop@stplacid.org , or call 360.438.1771.