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JOAN CHITTISTER

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An Easter woman

Apr 12, 2021

It is Mary Magdalene who goes with the other women to the tomb to the customary anointing of the corpse when all the others around Jesus had disassociated themselves from his life, his work, his vision.
 
She serves to the very end. She witnesses to the last moment. She stands up to face the system where there is no applause and there is no strong support for the movement and there is no protection from its enemies.
 

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  • A column by Jane Jayroe Gamble in The Oklahoman newspaper on the topic of “forgiveness following the national election” referenced a quote by Joan Chittister from her book, The Gift of YearsThe Oklahoman is the largest daily newspaper in Oklahoma and is the only regional daily that covers the Greater Oklahoma City area.

  • The National Catholic Reporter hosted a series of events with Catholic leaders during election week, including an invitation to five Catholic leaders—Joan Chittister being one of them—to write columns on the state of the union.

  • In a Facebook Live conversation, Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister and former NCR executive editor Tom Roberts talk about the state of the country and American politics and what might come next. In case you missed it, it’s still available: Video: Facebook Live with Joan Chittister on where we go from here.

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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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