Now available online: St. Placid Priory’s August 2017 newsletter, featuring news about the community and upcoming programs and retreats.  If you’d like to receive a hard copy of our newsletter, write to Janice at or call 360.438.2582… Read More

Images of Peace in Our World Art Show and Sale

St. Placid Priory is pleased to announce it’s first annual Art show and sale: Images of Peace in Our World. Twenty area artists will exhibit works that speak to the places, people and situations where peace can be… Read More

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

August 2013 Newsletter

Our August 2013 newsletter has been published, both in hard copy and online.  If you’d like to keep up with the news of our community or have news of what’s happening in programs and retreats at the Priory… Read More


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


The Priory Knitters & Spinners have been hard at work to produce knitted and felted figures and other items for the annual Olympia High School’s BearZaar.  BearZaar is a fundraiser for the Olympia High School Associated Student Body. Admission… Read More

Sister Laura’s Scriptorium – August 2016

BOOKS THAT MERIT ATTENTION Seasons in My Garden: Meditations from a Hermitage, by Elizabeth Wagner, Ave Maria Press, 2016. Especially gardeners (of every variety) will appreciate journeying with Sister Elizabeth through the seasons as her garden invited her… 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


Join author Cynthia Trenshaw on Sunday Oct. 16 from 1:30-3:30 pm at St. Placid Priory to discuss BEing with marginalized people—without fear, without judgment, without needing to fix anything. Cynthia shares stories of her encounters as a “street… Read More


Lots of fun at the Schafer Meadows Fiber Festival at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma this year! Here are some pictures of needle-felted and other fiber art from the Priory Knitters & Spinners:  2016-schafermeadows