Julie A. Ferraro

Julie A. Ferraro, a journalist for more than 30 years, is a Benedictine Oblate of the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, Idaho. She currently uses her communication and other skills in service to various organizations within the Benedictine family.

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The Kylemore Benedictines' long road to a monastery

It's all about love

Finding balance in the new year

National Religious Vocation Conference launches discernment resource

Benedictine hospitality, oblates and long-distance travel

The (Benedictine) adventure continues

For Benedictines, flexibility is a way to see the unexpected as a blessing

Congregations and cultures mix as novices learn and grow together

A resolution for women religious: Prioritize your community's website

Oblates and other associates represent by example

Sisters' volunteer programs face changes: revising, pausing, even ending

This unique art form may help open doors

We can glide in the sky, but the wind will not blow indefinitely

Words are not enough to create gender equity in church

The call of a simple Lent: Unclutter your spiritual house

This sister is a living advertisement for Benedictine balance

Psychological, emotional and verbal abuse by priests still ignored

From Franciscans in Pennsylvania, on to new adventure with Benedictines in Kansas

Three words to get the ball rolling: Stop labeling people

Q & A with Sr. Lou Ella Hickman on giving poetic voice to women of the Bible