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JOAN CHITTISTER

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2021 Calendar Now Available

The Joan Chittister Calendar is always more than a simple date tracker or beautiful wall art. But for 2021 it's even more. Click here for more information and to order yours.

Five Minutes with Joan Chittister

Five Minutes With Joan Chittister

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The Time Is Now:A Call to Uncommon Courage

Sep 14, 2020

Unfortunately, the vision of Jesus the Prophet has become quite domesticated over the centuries. As life got more comfortable from generation to generation, prophecy became reduced to Christian rituals, to public “witness” of our own private spiritual lives. We learned that the good life was about saying our prayers regularly.

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  • In her latest column in the National Catholic Reporter, Joan Chittister asks: "Since honesty as a prerequisite of character has apparently ceased to be an issue for the electorate at large, have we, as a moral nation, already collapsed?

  • How does the phrase “Hobson’s choice” apply to the 2020 presidential election? To find the answer, read Joan Chittister’s latest online NCR column. Click here.

  • Sister Joan was a featured speaker during the 2020 Chautauqua Institution Summer Session. If you were unable to watch her presentation on July 27, you can access the video of the talk, “A Woman’s Life: A Good Event, Bad Event World" and the Q&A by clicking here.

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Splendors of Egypt cruise with Joan Chittister

Splendors of Egypt with Joan Chittister

Join Guest Speaker Sr. Joan Chittister on a 9-day tour, Splendors of Egypt, October 5-13, 2021. In the Footsteps of Moses, Joseph & the Holy Family, starting at $3998* from New York!

The Monastery of the Heart: Benedictine Spirituality for Contemporary Seekers

The Monastery of the Heart is Joan Chittister’s powerful spiritual guide for all of us who are longing for a more purposeful life in this time of social upheavals and global transformation

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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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