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Judith Valente

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Judith Valente is an awarding-winning print and broadcast journalist, poet and essayist. Her new book How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community was published by Hampton Roads Publishing.

Ms. Valente began her work in journalism as a staff reporter for The Washington Post. She later joined the staff of The Wall Street Journal, reporting from that paper's Chicago and London bureaus. She was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, first in the public service category as part of a team of reporters at The Dallas Times Herald investigating airline safety in the 1980's. In 1993, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer in the feature writing category for her front page article in The Wall Street Jour
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Average rating: 4.2 · 356 ratings · 62 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
How to Live: What the Rule ...

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Atchison Blue: A Search for...

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Inventing an Alphabet

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Staying Positive in a Time of Crisis

Today's #SundayThoughts explores ways of finding moments of beauty and grace in this time of the coronavirus crisis.You can read the text only below or see the post with photos on Medium.

In Lulu Wang’s delightful 2019 film “The Farewell, a young woman learns her beloved grandmother in China has only a short time to live. Her family conceals the diagnosis from the old woman so that their “Nai Nai” Read more of this blog post »
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Unteachable Lessons by Carl McColman
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Carl McColman has a wonderful new book, "Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't Be Taught (and Why That's Okay)." For me, Carl is one of the foremost authors on living the contemplative life. I highly recommend his book.
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The Flowing Grace of Now by Macrina Wiederkehr
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Macrina Wiederkehr is a true modern-day mystic. Her new book, "The Flowing Grace of Now: Encountering Wisdom Through the Weeks of the Year," just may be my favorite book of all she has written (and I have read and LOVE all of her books). I was fortun ...more
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A Tree Full of Angels by Macrina Wiederkehr
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Gold in Your Memories by Macrina Wiederkehr
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Behold Your Life by Macrina Wiederkehr
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The Song of the Seed by Macrina Wiederkehr
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“too. A monastery is like a mirror we hold up to the soul. It reflects back to us our weaknesses, struggles, flaws. But by looking deeply into that mirror, we can come face-to-face with an answer.”
Judith Valente, Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith

“The sisters run a thumb across their lips, make the Sign of the Cross, and sing, “Lord, open my lips and I shall proclaim your praise.” These are the first words they speak each morning: a call for praise.”
Judith Valente, Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith

“At all times, cultivate silence.”
Judith Valente, Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith

“In an old monastic practice, whenever two or more people were assigned to work on a task, they would first bow to one another and say, "Have patience with me." How different might our work days be if we begin by bowing to our colleagues and they to us, asking, "Have patience with me.”
Judith Valente, How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community

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Classics and new releases, across the spectrum of Catholic viewpoints and sensibilities. What book(s) do you find yourself going back to again and aga ...more



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