1980 – Oldest Bell in Washington Territory

In honor of the Sesquicentennial of the birth of Benedict and Scholastica, the monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey gave us an old bell from Sacred Heart mission church in Vader, WA, that had been stored in their barn. The sisters had a bell tower built and the bell installed. Sister Ann Notch did the honors of ringing the bell after its blessing. The monks said that this was the oldest bell in Washington Territory!

December – We began using the new breviaries from Mount Saint Benedict, Crookston, MN.