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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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  • On June 18, Sister Joan Chittister spoke with Omega Institute board member Jamia Wilson to explore the kind of courage needed to be accountable, promote healing, and build partnerships across difference in the face of Coronavirus and racism. Click here to watch the video of this conversation.

  •  Two of the latest installments of Joan Chittister’s column, "From Where I Stand", addresses the crisis of racism and police brutality. In the first, she writes, “From where I stand, racism is the temptation white people have yet to overcome in an honest, genuine way. Catholics know that confessing the sin is not enough.

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    “The master turned to the student and bowed,” Joan Chittister says in her latest audio blog, titled “Honoring the Other.” Click here to listen to this installment of Five Minutes with Joan Chittister. 

     

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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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