|February 10||Ash Wednesday – Beginning of Lent. Simple Blessing & Distribution of Ashes
at 6:30 a.m., Solemn Blessing & of Ashes at 8:30 a.m., Chaplet of Our Mother of Sorrows, Lenten sermon & distribution of Ashes at 7:30 p.m.
|February 11||Our Lady of Lourdes, Patroness of the Diocese of Spokane. Rosary Procession to Lourdes Grotto at 2:45 p.m. (begins behind the kitchen)
|February 14||St. Valentine’s Day dinner for married couples – 6:15 p.m.|
|Feb. 19-21||Annual Forty Hours’ devotion
Mount St. Michael: Where Tradition Endures
Visitors who come to Mount St. Michael often say they feel as if they have stepped back in time. That is because here at the Mount, not only is the Mass celebrated according to the traditional Latin Rite, but we have remained faithful to all of the teachings of the Catholic Church as they have been passed down through the ages, not out of nostalgia, stubbornness or “disobedience,” but out of love for our holy Faith and for the Papacy.
You are cordially invited to come and visit our beautiful and historic building. The Mount is a sanctuary of peace and prayer and is open to the public during the day. Visit the chapel to say a prayer, light a candle, or spend a few moments in quiet meditation. Browse through our Gift Shop and meet the Sisters in their full-length blue habits. Or call to schedule a tour and a visit to our new Museum to learn about the fascinating history of this magnificent edifice. We look forward to seeing you here!
The Mount Then & Now
Mount St. Michael has been a landmark in the Pacific Northwest for more than eighty years. From 1916 through the early 1980’s, it served as a training facility for candidates for the Catholic priesthood. Even today, it remains a center of religious education in the same traditional Catholic Faith.
Museum & Tours
Mount St. Michael was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. To schedule tours for individuals or groups, call (509) 467-0986x100. Donations offered for tours go towards the Preservation & Restoration Fund.
St. Michael’s Academy
St. Michael’s Academy (grades K-12), staffed by priests and Sisters of the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI), offers a unique educational alternative by striving to impart to our student an abiding faith and love of God, respect for themselves and others, and a true love of country.
St. Michael’s Gift Shop
St. Michael's Gift Shop, an outlet of Mary Immaculate Queen Center, has a huge selection of traditional Catholic books and religious items. Staffed by the Sisters, the store is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday - Friday, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. Be sure to stop in and browse on your next visit.
The Mount’s Lourdes grotto was built in the 1920’s by a humble Jesuit lay brother who promised Our Lady that he would build a shrine in her honor if she would cure him of terminal cancer. After two novenas, he was cured, and soon was hard at work transforming the hillside into a beautiful grotto.
For a hundred years, Mount St. Michael has stood on the hill overlooking Spokane, a symbol of faith and hope, and a tribute to the dedication and faith of the city’s earliest settlers. A hundred years is a long time, and this beautiful Tudor-Gothic building is showing its age and is need of expert restoration.