Suggested donation – $10.00 - $25.00

Please consider our sliding scale for a one-time participation donation:
$25 FULL DONATION for those living comfortably.
$10 COMMON DONATION for those with a regular income, making ends meet.

Date & Time Details:
Saturdays, 9:00 am (Pacific)
First session: January 13
Continuing monthly on the second Saturday of the month

Location: ZOOM

Contact: Julie Ferraro

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Diffusions – Quill in Hand: Writers Seeking Balance with Benedictine Spirituality

With Julie Ferraro

January 13, 2024

This monthly discussion group will serve as a means for writers of short fiction, poetry, and novels to support each other as they deal with the struggles inherent to their creativity, while finding a source of balance in the Rule of St. Benedict.

The group will meet via Zoom on the second Saturday of each month.


Diffusions offers online programs to further opportunities for prayer, learning, community, and spiritual growth from a Benedictine perspective. We look forward to bringing Wisdom from the Center to you, wherever you are.


Julie Ferraro
Julie A. Ferraro has been writing fiction – short stories, novels, plays – and poetry for more than 50 years. She is a Benedictine Oblate of the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, Idaho. She has studied both Franciscan and Benedictine spirituality since the 1970s, and has a background in journalism and communications extending over 30 years. She currently uses her communication and other skills in service to various organizations within the Benedictine family, including the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude.
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