Judith Valente

Judith Valente

Judith Valente is an award-winning author, poet, and journalist. She is the senior correspondent for WGLT Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate in central Illinois. She writes for U.S. Catholic and National Catholic Reporter, and is a former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. She also worked as an on-air correspondent for Chicago Public Radio and "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" on national PBS-TV.

She is a sought-after speaker and retreat leader on such subjects as living a more contemplative life, discovering inner wisdom through poetry, and finding meaning in your work. She is a lay associate of the Benedictine monastery Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, KS, which is the subject of her 2013 memoir, "Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home and a Living Faith," chosen by Religion Newswriters Association as one of the three best spirituality books of that year. Her most recent book is "How to Live: What The Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community."

She holds a B.A in English and classical languages from St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ, and an MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is married to Illinois Judge Charles Reynard, also a poet. The couple operates an alfalfa farm in central Illinois, where Judith is a member of the Grand Prairie Master Naturalists, a group that cares for and maintains the Illinois prairie.

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    • A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith
    • By: Judith Valente
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    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 01-22-15
    • Language: English
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    • What the rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community
    • By: Judith Valente
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    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 11-01-18
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