Crazy Quilting: A Metaphor for Our Lives

During the month of October, 2014, the Center is offering a 3 session program that uses the centuries-old art form to help make a connection with our crazy outer lives and the beautiful inner life we would like… Read More


Our February newsletter for Spring and Summer is now online at St. Placid Newsletter. Read about our fundraising concert by Ensemble Electra–featuring Vicki Boeckman on Recorder, Tekla Cunningham on Violin, and Jillon S. Dupree on Harpsichord. This is… Read More

Needle-felted Gifts at St. Placid Priory

If you missed our holiday bazaars this year–the Schafer Meadows Fiberfest (fairgrounds at Elma) and TideFest (Gig Harbor High School)–know that it is not altogether too late! There is still an opportunity to pick up a lovely needle felted… Read More

Priory Knitters & Spinners at TIDEFEST!

This year the Priory Knitters and Spinners will be at TIDEFEST–find them in a corner booth at the Auxilliary Gym at Gig Harbor High School.  Needle felted Santas and birds and many other handcrafted items will be available… 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

Golden Jubilee

Sister Sharon McDonald, OSB and Sister Lucy Wynkoop, OSB celebrated 50 years of vowed Benedictine monastic life this year.  They renewed their Monastic Promise  on July 11, and on July 14 family and friends came to help us… Read More

New Book by Ken Peterson, Obl.OSB

Kenneth Peterson, Benedictine Oblate of St. Placid Priory, has a new book coming out in November.  Prayer as Night Falls:  Experiencing Compline is the fruit of Ken’s years of singing compline at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle.  His book… Read More

New Oblates and Oblate Candidates

On June 28, we celebrated our Foundation Day–61 years of blessing!  On that day at Evening Praise, Sisters renewed their monastic promise and new Oblates and Oblate candidates were received.  Kathleen Allen, Robert Eichner and Brian Peterson made… Read More

Sr. Margaret Ann Rohling, OSB

 SISTER MARGARET ANN ROHLING, OSB December 25, 1921 – June 24, 2013 Read Sister’s obituary here. Vigil and Funeral at St. Placid Priory, 500 College St. NE in Lacey, Washington Vigil:  Sunday, June 30 at 7:00 PM Reception… Read More