When her mother and aunt passed by the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon campus one day, Janice Boogaard's aunt remarked that women seeking to join their religious community entered in February. "That day after school, as I was ironing some of our blouses, my mom told me about their conversation. I immediately said, 'I am not waiting till next year!'" 

Learn more about the journey that led Sr. Janice Boogaard to the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.  

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Welcome to Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon

The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon are women of prayer, living in simplicity and sisterly love.

We serve our community through child development and education, lifelong learning, elder care, sacred space for contemplation and retreat, and off-campus outreach and ministry.

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Monthly Reflection on Saints

Each month, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon share the life story of a saint in “A View from the Dome.” Each saint used his or her unique gifts to serve and to honor God. These stories carry “a message about who we are, whom we admire, and what we value.” During October 2014, we honor St. Gaspar del Bufalo.

Learn more about the Saints.

"Come and See" Retreats!

For those interested in vocations, we host retreats where you can meet the Sisters and discuss what it means to be a Sister.

December 6, 2014
Saturday - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Is this moment for you? Discernment discussion groups.

Bethany Center Speaker Series

Through Bethany Center, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon offer lifelong learning opportunities to women and men throughout the greater Portland community.

Highlights of the 2014-2015 Bethany Center Speaker Series include:

Lively discussions about today's issues.

History brought to life.

A renewing retreat. And the annual Valentine Tea.

Mark your calendars now!



Opening Doors

The Spring-Summer 2014 issue of Spirit magazine is now available.

"Opening Doors" showcases the ways in which members of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and their sponsored ministries open doors in education, health care, ministry and more.

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