Centennial of Mount St. Michael 1915-2015

See our Centennial page for more details about the exciting events planned for this year!

Try to honor Our Blessed Mother in a special way every day during this month dedicated to her honor!

Upcoming Events

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May 27High School and Junior High Talent Show at 7 pm
May 27,29,30Ember Days of Pentecost
May 30ASCENSION THURSDAY – Holyday of Obligation, Masses at 6 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
May 31TRINITY SUNDAY – Last day to make one’s Easter duty
June 1Transferred feast of Mary Immaculate Queen – 6:30 a.m. High Mass, followed by Renewal of Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, Low Mass at 11:05 a.m
June 2Blood Donation Drive at the Mount, sponsored by St. Michael’s Academy, 1:30-4 p.m.
June 4 Corpus Christi
June 5Last day of school; Bishop’s Mass & Conferral of Confirmation – 6pm
June 6St. Michael’s Academy High School Graduation Mass and ceremonies

Historical Trivia
In the stained glass window of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez (the one closest to the confessional) there are a few coins on the table. These have no significance in the life of this Jesuit brother, who was a porter (doorkeeper) at a Jesuit college for most of his life. Rather, the coins were included in the sketch as a joking reminder to the superior to make payments on the stained-glass windows installed in the chapel!

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 ceremony of the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday. Veneration of the Cross by the faithful on Good Friday Jesus Crucified Baptism during the Holy Saturday vigil. Easter Vigil ceremonies at Mount St. Michael The annual St. Joseph's Walk up the front road of the Mount on May 1. Sixteen children receive their First Holy Communion at Mount St. Michael on May 2.

The Mount Then & Now

Beautiful Tudor Gothic building erected in 1915

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 Museum

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 grade school students

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

Sister is ready to welcome you to 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.

Lourdes Grotto

beautiful Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at Mount St. Michael

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.

Restoration Projects

deterioration of the terra cotta

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.