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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Book Review

Who was St. Clare? New book delves into the life of 13th-century saint

Book review: A new biography of St. Clare introduces her life and faith to those new to the Franciscan tradition and reveals previously unknown facts to those who have yearned to know more about this founder of the Poor Clares.

Two-night virtual vigil advocates for immigrants in Washington state

On June 9 and 10, Washington Catholics joined in prayer, eucharistic adoration and hearing from organizations and elected officials about the need for a COVID-19 relief fund for undocumented workers in the state.