DEATH PENALTY ATTACKS INVIOLABILITY AND DIGNITY OF THE PERSON

by Sister Julian Cleary In May of 2018, Pope Francis formally changed the official Catholic Church teaching on the death penalty from “if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor”… Read More

VOCATION DISCERNMENT EVENTS, April 9 & 10

Are you discerning a call to religious life? The Archdiocese of Seattle and women religious are holding a virtual retreat for women discerning a vocation — Register Now! at https://tinyurl.com/SignUp-DiscernYourCall On Friday April 9, at 5 PM, the… Read More

ST. PLACID’S SPRING-SUMMER NEWSLETTER

Our 2021 spring and summer newsletter is now online for your reading pleasure.  You’ll find it HERE. Catch up with what we at the Priory have been up to,,,during the continuing Covid-19 saga. One thing we’re always up… Read More

FAITH AND RACIAL EQUITY

This timely JustFaith module will be facilitated by St. Placid Priory Oblates Anna and Brian Peterson via the Zoom conferencing platform. Wednesdays September 23 – November 25,  10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information see this flyer… Read More

AUGUST 2020 NEWSLETTER

We thought our August newsletter this year might be a short one, but turned out we still had a lot to “show and tell” in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although our retreat house is closed for the… Read More

Crowning of Mary

On May 1, 2020, our community went out to the flower garden to honor Mary, whose month this is, with a ritual. A while back, Sr. Julian’s parents donated to us a statue of Mary which had been… Read More

FR. GERARD KIRSCH, OSB

Fr. Gerard Kirsch of St. Martin’s Abbey, Lacey, was the chaplain for St. Placid Priory for more than 40 years. He was faithful, kind and generous. He had a prodigious memory for names and dates, including pertinent details… Read More

SISTER ANNA-CAMILLE MAKES FIRST PROFESSION

Sister Anna-Camille Wooden made First Profession of her Monastic Promise on January 15, 2020, the Feast of St. Placid, in our chapel at Evening Praise. She read her promise document in the presence of God and the Benedictine… Read More

ST. PLACID RECEIVES TWO IN OBLATE RITUAL

On September 8, 2019, Jessika Satori made her oblation in a ritual at Evening Praise in the presence of the community. She is now an Oblate of St. Benedict at St. Placid Priory. At this same ritual, Laura… Read More