Judith Valente

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


Spiritual Journey

Favorite Video & TV News Segments

As a journalist, Ms. Valente has contributed to many Public Television news shows, both nationally and locally in Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

Here, you'll find a number of video segments from national PBS TV's award-winning news program "Religion & News Weekly" as well as "30 Good Minutes", on WTTW Chicago.

Be sure to watch the video "Spiritual Journey", which chronicle's Judith's transition from journalist to poet.

The second piece, "Monastic Values" details her ​discovery of and frequent visits to Mount St. Scholastica Benedictine Monastery in Atchison, Kansas.

It's Ms. Valente's hope that you enjoy the free videos, and find your own inspiration and peace.

Monastic Values

Conflict Resolution in Public Schools

Stemming Chicago Gun Violence

Wangari Maathai

Nuns Versus Pipeline

Yale Sacred Music Institute

Mary Carr Interview

Sister Joan Chittister

Thomas Merton Legacy