November 21 - Election of a Prioress

Just prior to our annual retreat, our community celebrated the election of Sr. Claire Marie of Jesus as our prioress for the next three years. Originally from Alberta, Sr. Claire entered the Order of Preachers in France before returning to help found Queen of Peace Monastery in her home country. Please pray for Sr. Claire and for our community as we begin this new prioral term under the guidance and loving care of the Holy Spirit!


There’s no snow on the ground yet, but during our annual retreat, the snow started creeping down the slopes of the Tantalus range. Not pictured, but also beautiful, are the stars that we begin to see this time of year. Being in a remote valley, there is very little light pollution, and usually a few sisters can be found outdoors before Matins, stargazing.


Pilchuk Creek is roaring as the fall rains get underway.


And, indoors, every corner of the monastery seems to have a project tucked away.


As we come to the end of the liturgical year and prepare for the season of Advent, may God fill you will every joy in believing, and may His peace dwell in your hearts. God bless!

Sr. Marie Thomas Lawrie