Judith Valente

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

Co-written with Trappist Brother Paul Quenon, and Michael Bever, "The Art of Pausing: Meditations for the Overworked and Overwhelmed," was also a Catholic Press Association award winner. 

The three authors use the Japanese art of haiku poetry to reflect on the 99 Names for God found in many faith traditions, each poem coupled with a verbal or photographic reflection.

“This is a timely book for troubled times, showing how
the values and practices established by St. Benedict in the 6th century can help us lead happier lives. A self-professed workaholic, the author allows the reader to see how her life has changed for the better since she took this ancient wisdom to heart.” 


—Kathleen Norris, author of The Cloister Walk,
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Acedia & Me, and Saving Grace