Judith Valente is a retreat guide, speaker, award-winning journalist and author of four spirituality titles, including most recently How To Live: A Monk & A Journalist Reflect on Living & Dying, Purpose & Prayer, Friendship and Forgiveness, as well as two collections of poetry. She is a former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and covered faith and values for Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly on PBS-TV.

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'Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding' focuses on the next 100 years

The event "Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding" commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Federation of St. Scholastica, a union of 17 Benedictine women's monasteries. But the focus wasn't so much on the past.

Being Benedictine on the cusp of a new era for monasticism

The online gathering "Being Benedictine in the 21st Century " brought together vowed members, oblates, volunteers, staff and others who see monastic spirituality as a vital source of healing for an unsettled world.

Upended by pandemic, Benedictine life survives and thrives by being adaptable

GSR Today - Without the structures we previously depended on, we've had to cultivate new understandings of our cherished Benedictine values of stability, community, hospitality, prayer and listening.

On servant leadership: the vision of Sr. Thomas Welder

Benedictine Sr. Thomas Welder leaves an indelible handprint on the hearts of those lucky enough to have known her of what it means to be a servant, a leader, a person of faith and exemplary human being.