Our Sister Damaris Zander died on November 28, 2017 at the age of 91. She was the only surviving member of our community’s 35 founders. Her obituary may be read here.

Single Catholic women ages 20-40 are invited to join Women Religious from various communities in the Archdiocese to explore a call to Religious Life at our 7th Annual “VIVA” Retreat.

Saturday, April 21, 9:30 am to Sunday, April 22, 2:00 pm
(Please let us know if you wish to arrive Friday April 20, between 5 pm – 7 pm)
Held at St. Placid Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St. NE, Lacey, WA 98516

The program includes overnight accommodations, all meals, prayer,
Sisters’ vocation stories, Mass, quiet time, nature walks, fun activities, etc.

Please register by April 13.
$10 registration fee; not refundable after April 18. For more information,
contact Sister Lucy at 360-438-2595 or

The spring newsletter is here! Lots of news about what’s going on at the Priory–and also at The Priory Spirituality Center. You can check out our latest programs and retreats through the summer and also learn different ways of connecting with the Priory community. Click here to read online or download. If you would like to receive our newsletter by mail, contact Janice at 360.438.2595 or (read more…)

Kitty and Roger Schiltz make regular trips to Tanzania to work especially with children. They’ve been doing this for several years and this year they shared their Christmas letter with us. Please take a moment to see what they’ve been up to this year in Tanzania. The Christmas Letter is here.



Human Trafficking is a Crime
Against Humanity
–Pope Francis, December 12, 2013

The website has available for viewing online the short film “I Am Miriam.” If you’ve wondered what human trafficking is about, watch this: also contains other information about human trafficking and ways to help stop this modern-day slavery.