• Judy Walsh-Mellett

    • Judy Walsh-Mellett came to the DC area in 1981 and has lived with her husband in Mt. Rainier, MD since 1987.  She is a graduate of Shalem’s Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats and has a long association with Dayspring Silent Retreat Center as a retreat leader. She is the mother of three adult children and anticipates with joy becoming a grandmother this autumn.

      She tends an organic vegetable and flower garden around her home and delights in making meals from the homegrown produce. She also enjoys singing, writing poetry and prose, and painting with watercolors.

Serving Tea

There is something magical about watching my sister Marsha serve tea. Few notice as she performs this kindness. She is quiet and unassuming as she works. Her attention is steadily focused on two things: carefully depressing the button on the cooler and watching as the tea fills the cup and then meeting the eye of […]

A Space for Silence & Prayer

Article by Judy Walsh-Mellett – September 2019 eNews As a child walking in the woods, I was not compelled to ponderous thinking or righting the world’s wrongs. I simply walked and paused breathless if a deer or a rabbit passed by. Or gazed in awe if I chanced to see a Lady Slipper’s rare glory, […]