Christian & Muslim Understandings of Spiritual Practices

Sunday March 26, 2017 1:30-3:00 PM St. Placid Priory Multi-Purpose Room Christian and Muslim spiritual practices share the primary intention of growing closer to God. We will explore Muslim and Benedictine Christian teachings regarding prayer and spirituality, and… Read More

Sister Julian Makes First Profession

On July 11, 2016, our Candidate Maureen Cleary made her first Monastic Profession at St. Placid Priory.  She took the name Julian for St. Julian of Norwich, and is now known among us as Sister Julian. We welcome… Read More

PRIORY STORE RE-OPENS

The Priory Store is set to re-open on Friday, April 15. It will be open regularly on Fridays from Noon to 3 PM and on Saturdays 10 AM to 3:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you here!

PRIORY STORE CLOSING INDEFINITELY

We at St. Placid are closing The Priory Store indefinitely, effective immediately. We are discerning the future of the Store, and by the end of the year, we believe we will have a plan. Thank you for your support… Read More

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

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

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

Distinguished Alum of the Year

Sister Sharon McDonald‘s family has six generations of membership history at Visitation Catholic Church in Tacoma.  Visitation School chose Sister Sharon for their 2013 Distinguished Alumni of the Year award.  Sister Sharon, accompanied by Sister Maureen O’Larey, was… Read More