Books that Merit Attention – August 2020

While there have been plentiful suggestions online (see especially padlet.com/nicolethelibrarian/nbasekqoazt336co) and through our libraries for reading about racism and white privilege, I am listing a few of my own suggestions that I’ve used in the  classroom at Saint… 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

Sister Inés Nieves Sancho

Compiled by Sister Mary Giles Mailhot, OSB to be read at the Liturgy of the Hours at St. Placid Priory   Sister Inés Nieves Sancho was a 77 year old French-Spanish nun who taught impoverished women and girls… Read More

YOUNG WOMEN DISCERN RELIGIOUS VOCATION

In early April, eight young Catholic women spent a weekend at St. Placid Priory in more focused discernment of a religious vocation. Six Catholic Sisters from various orders facilitated the weekend, giving the young women information about what… Read More

OPENING WIDE OUR HEARTS

Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 pm, Patty Bowman, Executive Director of Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, Seattle, will discuss the recent pastoral letter by the United States Catholic Bishops, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love.”… Read More