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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.



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Writer-in-Residence Opportunity

Benetvision is once again offering the opportunity to apply to become the Joan Chittister Writer-in-Residence at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, in Erie, Pennsylvania for a period of one month.

What's New

Sep 18, 2023 - General

Joan Chittister is quoted in a recent op-ed that ran in the Honoloulu Civil Beat. The author of the piece, Dawn Morais…

Jul 31, 2023 - General

Joan Chittister will be speaking on “The Time Is Now” at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Seattle, Washington, on November 5. If you’re…

Jul 10, 2023 - General

A new blog post on Patheos reflects on the author's encounters with Joan Chittister's lectures and writings and their impact on him. Vance…

Weekly Word

Sep 18, 2023

“O snail, climb Mount Fuji/ But slowly, slowly,” the haiku master Issa writes. Some might call that a Japanese version of the fourth step of… Read More

Five Minutes with Joan

Spirituality Resources


Jesus who loved the Samaritan woman,
outcast proclaimer of your name,
let us love and support all those
who proclaim your name
to the gay and lesbian community.

Jesus who loved the lepers whom others called unclean,
let us see the glory of creation
everywhere, in everyone.

Jesus who loved the one condemned with him
and promised him heaven… 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.

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