Julie A. Ferraro has been a journalist for more than 30 years, covering many topics for publications across the U.S. She currently lives in Yelm, Washington.

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Sister-based volunteer programs adapt to pandemic restrictions

Since the onset of the pandemic, altering their full-time volunteer programs has been a major adjustment for many women's religious communities. GSR takes a look at three major groups to see how they are doing.

In formation to be a Benedictine oblate

GSR Today - Currently, I am in formation to be an oblate with the Benedictine Sisters at St. Placid Priory, established in Lacey, Washington, near Olympia, in 1952.