Judith Valente

  • Author, Journalist, Poet. 
  • TV & Radio Producer.
  • Speaker & Retreat Leader. 
  • Benedictine Lay Associate.
  • Environmentalist.

Interviews, Features and Reviews with Judith Valente

"We're Losing Touch With The Art of Listening."

Presented on Australia's "The Good Oil" 

"Listening for Benedictines isn’t a passive endeavour. It is an act of will, of paying attention", writes Judith Valente.

"The Benedictine life speaks to the challenges of today."  

From NJ.com's Faith Matters:

Rev. Alexander Santora chronicles Ms. Valente's work with The Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth, in Elizabeth, NJ, and announces her upcoming, 25-city speaking tour in 2019.

"Encountering Silence."

From the "Encountering Silence" podcast:

Judith shares how a poetry workshop at a monastery led her to a meaningful encounter with silence at midlife.

"An Interview With Niala Bodhoo."

Presented on PBS's "The21st" Radio Progam

Niala Boodhoo interviewing me about my new book, How To Live: What The Rule Of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community.

"Review: What life is like outside the cloister, by Gregory Hillis."

From "America: The Jesuit Review"

"In How to Live, Judith Valente argues that, far from being a text that only has relevance for monks, the Rule of Benedict has wisdom for all of us in the modern world trying to attain some measure of balance and peace. "

"How To Live: What The Rule Of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community."

From WGLT Public Radio:

Thanks to GLT Radio, the NPR affiliate in central Illinois, for interviewing me about my new book, How To Live: What The Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning and Community (Hampton Roads/RedWheelWeiser, Boston). 

"The Legacy of Thomas Merton."

From "The National Catholic Reporter" 

An interview about Father Thomas Merton's Legacy, with a special commentary by Judith Valente.