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 2 for $25 – Friday, May 4 – Gala, 7 PM to 9:30 PM

Free Admission:  Saturday, May 5 – Casual Viewing, 10 AM to 4 PM

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 thank our discernment facilitator, Sister Cecilia Dwyer, OSB of St. Benedict’s Monastery, Bristow, Virginia; our Federation President Sister Kerry O’Reilly, OSB of St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota, who oversaw our election; and Sister Linda Soler, OSB of St. Paul Monastery, St. Paul, Minnesota, who was here to observe as part of her facilitator training.

Sr. Kerry O’Reilly (right), Federation President presents Sr. Sharon McDonald, our prioress for the next four years–whom we have just re-elected
Sister Kerry O’Reilly, President of the Federation of St. Benedict, and the community of St. Placid Priory bless Sister Sharon McDonald on her re-election as prioress.

Linda Soler, OSB, Cecilia Dwyer, OSB, Sharon McDonald, OSB and Kerry O’Reilly, OSB, on March 16, 2018 in the chapel at St. Placid Priory

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…)