Julia Walsh is a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who ministers as a vocation minister and writer. She earned a BA in History and Education from Loras College (Dubuque, IA) in 2003.

Julia Walsh’s ministry experiences include teaching high school, jail ministry, spiritual direction, retreat leadership, volunteering for Catholic Charities, preaching, accompanying formerly homeless youth and children, and assisting in parish communities as a catechist and lector. In 2017 Sister Julia earned a MA in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, Illinois). 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. Julia enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, traveling, making art, building community, watching movies, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her family, friends, and Franciscan Sisters.

A widely published spiritual writer, her writing has appeared in publications such as America, National Catholic Reporter, Living Faith Catholic Devotional, Chicago Sun Times, The Christian Century, and Living City. Julia Walsh is the author of For Love of the Broken Body: A Spiritual Memoir (Monkfish, 2024) and the host of Messy Jesus Business blog and podcast.



June 2, 2024

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

We celebrate communion at restaurants, at dining room tables and at the Holy Mass.

November 24, 2019

Solemnity of Christ the King

Let us also see the kingdom of God around us and live like the saints we were made to be!

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