BEARZAAR!

On November 17, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Olympia High School’s BEARzaar gets underway –and it only lasts ONE DAY, so don’t miss it! Here’s where it’s located: https://olympia.osd.wednet.edu/families/bearzaar/shopper_directions_to_o_h_s BEARzaar begins at 9 a.m.–but for only $5 you can… Read More

MAY 4-5 ART SHOW & SALE

Come as an artist to see what it’s all about. Come as a lover of art and a lover of peace. Proceeds will be shared with the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center (IPJC) in Seattle. Tickets:  $15 or… Read More

SISTER SHARON MCDONALD RE-ELECTED PRIORESS

The Benedictine community of St. Placid Priory re-elected Sister Sharon McDonald, OSB as our prioress on March 16, 2018. We thank everyone who has held us in prayer for this important event in our monastic life. We also… Read More

SISTER DAMARIS ZANDER, OSB: 1926 – 2017

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.

DISCERNING YOUR CALL RETREAT

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,… Read More

FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

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… Read More

A LETTER FROM KITTY & ROGER

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… Read More

Books that Merit Attention: August 2017

Dorothy Day. The World Will Be Saved by Beauty. An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother, by Kate Hennessy, Scribner, 2017. This is a highly readable portrait of the Servant of God Dorothy Day, a complex and oftentimes contradictory… Read More

AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER

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 spiritualityctr@stplacid.org or call 360.438.2582… Read More

Viva! A Weekend Discernment Retreat

The 6th annual Viva! retreat for single Catholic women who are exploring a call to become a Sister will be held May 6-7, beginning 9:30 Saturday morning with check-in, and ending Sunday at 3 pm or earlier. To… Read More