I was born in what was then South Vietnam. When I was a child, I had many opportunities to practice and grow up with a Christian spirit. At that time, I didn’t have a deep knowledge of God’s love, but He led and helped me to slowly become aware of His love.

Learn about the life and ministry of Sr. Theresa Lan Nguyen.

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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 September 2014, we honor Blessed Frédéric Ozanam.

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.

September 14, 2014
Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mass followed by discernment group discussion, lunch and further discussion on discernment.

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!


Soup's On 2014: Because no one should be hungry

On Oct. 4, 2014, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and the City of Beaverton will host the fourth annual Soup’s On, a soup tasting event to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Soup's On will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Valley Catholic Athletic Center.

New this year: A new award will be presented based on the votes of judges from regional media outlets. Scheduled judges include Byron Beck, features editor, GoLocalPDX.com; Kjerstin Gabrielson, community engagement specialist, Oregonian Media Group; Jenny Hansson, anchor, KOIN-TV; Christina Lent, Managing Editor, Beaverton Valley Times and The Times; Cathy Marshall, reporter, KGW-TV; and Rhonda Shelby, morning meteorologist, KATU-TV.

Also new this year: In a friendly competition, the Beaverton Police Department and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue will provide soups for the event.

Don't miss this wonderful evening. Register 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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