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Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister

Passion for God

Passion for justice

Passion for life

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


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Nov 29, 2021 - General

On November 20th, Joan Chittister was guest lecturer for the Courage & Faith Speaker Series sponsored by Christ Church in Greenwich, CT, her…

Nov 22, 2021 - General

Sister Joan gave two presentations recently that received kudos from the sponsors.

First, Sister Joan was a guest speaker for an online…

Nov 22, 2021 - General

If you can, will you please add a prisoner to your Christmas gift list and send a donation to the …

Weekly Word

Nov 29, 2021

The signal is clear: There is no time to sink into the quiet of fall that is promised with the coming of Thanksgiving. By the Friday morning… Read More

Five Minutes with Joan


I believe in God
who made us all
and whose divinity
infuses all of life
with the sacred.

I believe
in the multiple revelations
of that God
alive in every human heart,
expressed in every culture,
and found in all the wisdoms
of the world.

I believe that Jesus Christ,
the unique son of God,
is the face of God… 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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Discover the power of Joan Chittister writing in her dozens of books.

Listen to Joan Chittister offer "Five Minute Reflections" on a range of social and spiritual topics.

View articles and columns by Joan Chittister on the issues that face us today.

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