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Julie A. Ferraro

Julie A. Ferraro is director of communications at the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, Idaho. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, she is a mother and grandmother. She has been a journalist for more than 35 years and continues her studies of both Benedictine and Franciscan spirituality.

Easter is a Season

While many people – Catholics and other Christians – may be glad that Lent has ended, along with the practices of fasting and abstinence from meat, Easter is more than a one-day celebration of Christ’s resurrection.

For Lent Let’s Give Up Negativity and Replace It with Positive Action

Attitudes about Lent have changed over the decades. Instead of “giving up” something for Lent, the approach is more about growing closer to Christ in more meaningful ways.

University Students Connect with Benedictine Spirituality

Encouraged by the “Rule of St. Benedict” to welcome all guests as Christ, this evolving Benedictine community of Sisters, oblates, employees and others enjoys the presence of students from universities across the Pacific Northwest during their academic year.

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