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:

BEARzaar begins at 9 a.m.–but for only $5 you can get in at 8:15 and get first choice of many wonderful things.

The best thing about BEARzaar, according to us, is that Priory Fiber Arts will be there! Come by our booth and take a look at many delightful creations. You just may find something that strikes your fancy.

Our August 2018 Newsletter is now available online; just click the link to open. You may read online or download if you prefer. You’ll find all the latest news of the community here at St. Placid Priory, and also the program and retreat offerings at The Priory Spirituality Center.

If you haven’t heard already, you may be pleased to know that it’s now possible to register for a retreat or program here on our website, and to pay with your credit card if you like.

You may also donate to St. Placid Priory by clicking the Donate button on the sidebar. You’ll receive a letter with our thanks by mail and a tax receipt if you choose. We appreciate your support of St. Placid Priory and its ministries.

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.