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Category: Convent Life


We Chained Up and Got out of Town


Picture this!  Four Sisters pull out their Les Schwab tire chains, get out the directions and put them on the car for practice in case they need them on the summit of the coast range. Lets step back a few…

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Guess Who Won the SSMO Singles Bocce Tournament…?


There were thirty-three entries in the SSMO Singles Bocce Tournament August 14th during a barbecue picnic on the eve of Final Vows for Sr. Alison Green and Temporary Vows for Sr. Anna Nguyen!  Rain threatened but did not dampen the SSMO…

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SSMO Dedicate new Bocce Courts with Prayer and Song


The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon joyfully dedicated the new patio and bocce courts Wednesday August 12, 2015 with the opening of Community Days on campus.  The court and patio is located on the East side of the Motherhouse…

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Meanwhile…Back at the Convent…What’s all that Construction on Campus You Ask?


Exciting times on the campus of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon!  Who can get excited about a renovated parking lot?  When it adds several extra spots and addresses the underground water collection etc. it is pretty exciting huh?…

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Remembering My Friend Sister Geraldine Bernards SSMO


I must pause and write a story about my friend, Sr. Geraldine.  I had the privilege of living with her at St. Therese convent which is attached to Maryville Nursing Home.  I was teaching at St. Mary of the Valley…

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A Personal Note From Sr. Krista


Dear Readers Thank you for following my BLOG.  You can expect to see Track and Field postings until I finish each of the individual events.  I am stretching it out this year to keep you coming back! My life as…

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Join me at the Convent During Spring Break for our Election of Community Leadership!


Join me this coming week as I will be at home in Beaverton with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon where we will finish what has been a year long journey of preparing for elections of the new community Leadership…

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I would like to extend an invitation to all of my friends…please read about it here


http://portlandtribune.com/bvt/15-news/249605-117797-sisters-of-st-mary-of-oregon-let-the-public-in-for-a-peek

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Convent Note Re Superbowl…


You may or may not wonder….how do the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon feel about such things as the Superbowl? Lots of Seahawk fans! Part of the Sisters daily routine is Evening Prayer which is said just before the…

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What’s Up this week… Not to Miss!!!


1.  Sunday…Jubilee Sunday with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon – Celebrating anniversaries in Religious Life…One celebrating 75 years, (3) 60’s and (1) 50 years… Who are these fantastic women and what are their stories? 2.  Monday – Thursday…

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