1961 – New Life!

January 1 – The year opens with a ground-breaking ceremony and the beginning of the construction of the new Saint Placid Priory and High School.

Sister Catherine Bannon


July 11 – Sister Catherine Bannon made her monastic profession, the first mother  and Grandmother in our community. Her son, John, became a priest later in life. And her great grandson, Benjamin Bray, was recently ordained for the Archdiocese of Seattle. Another community “first” for her!


1961 Lucy, Joan, Michaela, Sharon as postulants






Sept. 24 – Five postulants entered at the new priory: Kay (Lucy) Wynkoop, Sharon McDonald, Joan Helm, Pat Gallagher, and Michaela Mattfield.