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JOAN CHITTISTER

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Secrets of the heart

Jan 25, 2021

What happens to the person who does not deal with the secrets of the heart? What kind of energy can a person bring to life who allows the past to clog the arteries of the mind? How confident can a person be who lives with the stress of exposure? And, finally, how capable of helping others are those who harbor their own need to hide from themselves?
 

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Lent 2021 Guide

Lent 2021: To Live Anew

In six brief but powerful reflections on one of the Sunday readings, Sister Joan offers insight into how “living anew” might look in these extraordinary times of pandemic and political upheaval. Click here for more information and to order yours.

What's New

  • In case you missed it, Joan Chittister was featured in the final event of Network Lobby's virtual Nuns on the Bus national tour, “Who We Elect Matters."

  • In preparation for the national election, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) used one of Joan Chittister’s articles for the weekly reflection series that it provides for its membership. Click here

  • "From where I stand, it seems to me that we have to reboot the nature of the country that we are. And to do that, we may need to do a bit of weeping,” writes Joan Chittister in her latest column for the National Catholic Reporter.

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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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