Sr. Judith Sutera is a member of the Benedictine monastery of Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas. Her academic background is in psychology, sociology, counseling and monastic theology. A director for lay oblates, she also teaches novitiate courses in monastic spirituality and works with the Sophia Retreat Center in Atchison. She is editor of Magistra and The American Monastic Newsletter; as the author of several spirituality books and articles, she has given numerous presentations, retreats and workshops for a variety of groups in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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Buddhist, Christian nuns hold dialogue

Seventy monastic women gathered from 17 countries for a dialogue event between Buddhist and Christian nuns. Participants called the event "a landmark to foster mutual understanding and friendship."