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Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister

Passion for God

Passion for justice

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Explore what makes her a beloved and best-selling author, a soul-stirring speaker, and a gifted spiritual guide.

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Sep 20, 2021 - General

Joan Chittister's new book, …

Sep 20, 2021 - General

“To be a contemplative it is necessary to walk through nature softly,” Joan Chittister writes.  Perhaps we’ve never needed that reminder more. In…

Sep 13, 2021 - General

In the introduction to a new 8-part series for her NCR online column, Joan Chittister explains why she chose to focus on the Beatitudes:
 …

Weekly Word

Sep 20, 2021

Every afternoon, as I sit in my upstairs office, I hear the old monastery bells begin to ring in the once Benedictine church that then… Read More

Five Minutes with Joan

Prayer

Loving God,
lead us beyond ourselves
to care and protect,
to nourish and shape,
to challenge and energize
both the life and the world
You have given us.

God of light and God of darkness,
God of conscience and God of courage
lead us through this time
of spiritual confusion and public uncertainty.

Lead us beyond fear, apathy and… Read More

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About Joan

An outspoken advocate of justice, peace and equality

Joan Chittister, a Benedictine Sister of Erie, has dedicated her life to voicing questions that test popularly accepted truths of the day. Her questions to both church and society focus on the empowerment of women, the development of contemporary spirituality, a redefinition and renewal of Benedictine life for seekers today, and justice for the oppressed and marginalized, particularly those in prison. Here are four Good Works that reflect her life commitments:

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