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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.



Joan Chittister Fund for Prisoners 2021 Appeal
2021 Joan Chittister Fund for Prisoners Appeal

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We’re at the point, I’m sure, where hearing one more word about COVID is one word too many.…

2022 Joan Chittister Calendar
Available Now: 2022 Joan Chittister Calendar in Two Sizes

The Joan Chittister Calendar is more than a simple date tracker or beautiful wall art—it is an inspiration. Order Now!

The Newest book from Joan Chittister: The Monastic Heart by Joan Chittister available now for preorder
Available now: The Monastic Heart

Get $2 off during our Christmas Specials. Order your copy here.

What's New

Oct 18, 2021 - General

Join Sister Joan Chittister in…

Oct 18, 2021 - General

Paul Samuel Dolman, host of “What Matters Most,” interviews Joan Chittister on her new book, …

Oct 18, 2021 - General

Sister Joan will deliver the Annual Social Justice Lecture for the 30th anniversary of the Doerr Center for Social Justice, Saint Louis University…

Weekly Word

Oct 18, 2021

The sole writing teacher I ever had taught only five things. He said that to be a writer five practices were necessary: (1) Write in the… Read More

Five Minutes with Joan


Dear God, creator of women in your own image,
born of a woman in the midst of a world half women,
carried by women to mission fields around the globe,
made known by women to all the children of the earth,
give to the women of our time
the strength to persevere,
the courage to speak out,
the faith to believe in you beyond
all systems 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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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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