Julia Walsh

Sr. Julia Walsh is a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration and part of her congregation’s formation team, serving women who are discerning their vocation. Along with another Franciscan Sister, she co-founded The Fireplace, an intentional community and house of hospitality on Chicago's South Side that offers spiritual support to artists and activists. She has a master's degree in pastoral studies from Catholic Theological Union and is a certified spiritual director and secondary teacher. As a creative writer, educator, retreat presenter and speaker, she is passionate about exploring the intersection of creativity, spirituality, activism and community life. Her work can be found in publications such as America, Living Faith Catholic Devotional, Global Sisters Report and St. Anthony Messenger. She blogs and podcasts at MessyJesusBusiness.com. She is @JuliaFSPA on Twitter

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Seeking grace in the midst of uncertainty

Spiritual practices for the fatigued and lonely

New forms of religious life offer space at the fountain and the fire

Easter questions, learning new ways to be together amid vaccine divisions

Hope in hard times is an element of our prophetic vocation

Democracy is collapsing, but let's imagine how the church could change that

'Sister Act' put me on a path to finding my own voice

The body bags of pandemics and wars

The coronavirus, the cross and our vocation

When the ground moves and tradition changes

This Advent, may we make room

At a table with other sinners, the Eucharist unites

We are endangered species, but Franciscan values could save us

Inside Mystery Cave, inside my life

Constant sharing. Rejoice with me!

Looking forward into the mystery

White supremacy and me and you

The sacred tension of solitude

O Come Emmanuel: Free us prisoners

Sisterly solidarity, crisis in Cameroon