On September 21, 2008, the Carmelite parish of St. Cecilia in Stanwood, Washington celebrated the 100th anniversary of foundation. Archbishop Alexander Brunett, Archbishop of Seattle, was present for the celebration.
Fr. Laurence Poncini, O.C.D. is the present Carmelite pastor of St. Cecilia.
Although the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Shoreline, Washington arrived in the archdiocese of Seattle in 1908, the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the California-Arizona Province did not arrive there until 1986. In 1989, we asssumed care of St. Cecilia Parish.