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Benedictine Sisters St. Placid Priory

About Us

St. Placid Priory is a women’s Benedictine monastic community. We come from diverse backgrounds and have pursued many different careers. We are down-to-earth. We follow the Rule of St. Benedict, pray together and extend our Benedictine presence to the local community in the Olympia, Washington area.

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St. Placid Priory, located in Lacey, Washington, is a Benedictine monastic community of women dedicated to living the Rule of St. Benedict. They emphasize prayer, hospitality, and various ministries that serve both the monastic and wider community.

Ministry Work

The sisters offer retreats, spiritual direction, and educational programs through the Priory Spirituality Center. They engage in artistic endeavors, such as religious art and writing, and provide hospitality to those seeking spiritual growth. The sisters also support various social justice initiatives and community services, including volunteer opportunities and the oblate program for laypeople.

Daily Life and Mission

The daily life of the sisters revolves around "ora et labora" (prayer and work). Communal prayers, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, form the core of their spiritual practice. Their mission emphasizes stability, hospitality, and ongoing conversion of life, fostering both personal and communal growth.

Vision and Goals

St. Placid Priory aims to be a beacon of Benedictine spirituality, offering a stable and enriching environment for spiritual growth. Through their retreats, educational programs, and community services, the sisters strive to foster spiritual, intellectual, and social development. Their commitment to hospitality, education, and social justice underscores their dedication to serving the broader community. The serene setting and active engagement in various ministries make the priory a unique spiritual and cultural resource. The sisters' dedication to prayer, work, and community life ensures that the priory remains a vibrant center of Benedictine spirituality and a source of inspiration for all who visit.

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