Avellina Balestri


Avellina Balestri

Avellina Balestri (alias Rosaria Marie) is a Catholic freelance writer who resides in the scenic and historic Penn-Mar borderlands. She is a founding member and Editor-in-Chief of The Fellowship of the King, an online magazine inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and dedicated to merging faith, culture, creativity, and the liberal arts:


In addition to this magazine, her writings on matters of world history, popular culture, current events, and universal spirituality have been featured in a variety of publications including The St. Austin Review, The Latin Mass Magazine, Catholic Insight, Catholic Lane, Tumblar House, etc.. Avellina is also a recording artist, singing and playing the penny whistle and bodhran drum. Some of her other favorite activities include watching light stream through stained-glass windows, day-dreaming about shooting arrows in Sherwood Forest, listening to the ethereal vocals of Loreena McKennitt, tracking down long-lost historical tomes, chatting with zany international contacts, and watching classic movies and TV shows such as A Man For All Seasons and Kung Fu. In all of this, she draws her inspiration from the Ultimate Love and Source of Creativity, and hopes to share that love and creativity with others.

To learn more about her freelance writing and editing endeavors, please visit her Official

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