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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What Advent teaches us about wonder

The season of Advent has a finite beginning and end, but Advent as an experience is ongoing. It is always unfolding because we are being called continuously to be Christ bearers in the world — a world that is infused with the beauty and wonder of God. 

New journal seeks to reflect Catholic view of life, inherently meaningful

Spirituality Preview: An alertness to what lies beyond the visible is what a new magazine called Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry tries to uncover and decipher. 


Poet Wendell Berry bequeaths farming legacy to small Catholic college

Eco Catholic: The award-winning poet, fiction writer and essayist is teaming up with the Dominican Sisters of Peace to pass on his family's farming legacy to a new generation.