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