Sr. Julia Walsh, F.S.P.A.

Headshot of Sr. Julia Walsh, F.S.P.A., creative writer, educator, retreat presenter, and speaker

Sister Julia Walsh is a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration and part of her congregation’s formation team, serving women who are discerning their vocation. Along with another Franciscan Sister, she co-founded The Fireplace, an intentional community and house of hospitality on Chicago’s southside that offers spiritual support to artists and activists.

She has a MA in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union and is a certified spiritual director and secondary teacher.

As a creative writer, educator, retreat presenter, and speaker she is passionate about exploring the intersection of creativity, spirituality, activism and community life. A regularly published spiritual writer, Sister Julia’s work can be found in publications such as America, Living Faith Catholic Devotional, Global Sisters Report and St. Anthony Messenger.  She blogs and podcasts at She is @JuliaFSPA on Twitter. 


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